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Friday, April 9th, 2010

Cork, It’s Not Just For Wine Bottles Anymore

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For centuries, wine bottles have used cork as their primary stopper.  How many of us associate the sound of a cork being popped from a bottle of champagne with celebration and good cheer?  Yet, cork has another use that is even better…

Cork is one of the very best, most sustainable materials for flooring.  And why is that…? (more…)

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

From Bottle to Beautiful – How Carpet Becomes Sustainable

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Every year in the United States, around 50 BILLION bottles of water are sold.  But where do all those bottles go when we are done with them?

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Unfortunately, although most water bottles are made of easily recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (commonly referred to as PET), landfills are still the biggest recipients of our empties.  In fact, only 27 percent of them ever make it to recycling centers.  Which is a real shame considering the beautiful things that can be made from recycled PET.

Take for instance carpeting.

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