A Bottle’s Place?

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A Bottle’s Place?

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A Bottle’s Place? http://3bl.me/hqcnc3 by @TaigaCompany #green #sustainability
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 11:00am

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A continuous discussion following yesterday's International World Water Day, many may be left wondering: What about the plastic bottle? 

The rapid growth in eco awareness over the last decade has many examining not only the health aspects but the environmental impacts of their water choices.  Within our sustainability consulting, we have seen a shift in the view of plastic bottles, specifically the growing number of water bottles. 
 
With water bottles now rivaling soda cans in numbers, the ‘Three Rs’ (reduce, reuse, recycle) have their place in water decisions.  When it comes to the plastic bottles, only two of the three sustainability concepts are applicable to plastic water bottles, as reusing plastic bottles is not advisable.
 
For many the most sustainable long-term option is to ‘reduce’  the use of plastic bottles.   With many bottles making their way into landfills combines with a growing awareness around health concerns around plastics, choosing alternatives may be the most sustainable long-term strategy.
 
However, a large number of consumers continue to prefer bottled water.  This makes recycling an important sustainable practice and necessary point of water education.  For the bottle that finds its way into the recycling bin, it can have a second life of recycled products such as Recycled-Content PET Carpet and recycled polyester clothing. Click here to continue reading.
 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".





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