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Keurig Coffee Pods Pose Recycling Problems

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 by System Administrator

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Coffee brewing has undergone a number of revolutions over the years. But today, the coffee-brewing fad comes in the form of "K-Cups" - a revolution created by Keurig. The Vermont-based company, Green Mountain Coffee, makes these irresistible K-cup that let you brew a cup of Joe at the press of a button.

To get a better idea of just how popular Keurig coffee brewing has become, let's look at the facts. A 2013 national report just released some statistics about the most popular coffee brewing methods, and while traditional drip machines still come in first in popularity - Keurig comes in at a close second. The Seattle Times and Plastics News reported that $132 million was spent on coffee pods last year alone.

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Wisconsin Starts New Push For Plastics Recycling

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 by System Administrator

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Wisconsin recently launched new efforts to push its statewide recycling program. Everything from farms and commercial establishments to public events are all the focus of this new push to increase plastics recycling.

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New Two Sides Fact Sheets Set the Record Straight

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 by System Administrator

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When it comes to the sustainability of the Graphic Communications Value Chain, it’s important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information. Fortunately, Two Sides (www.twosides.us) has the resources that can help. Two Sides has posted nine new 2-page Fact Sheets related to the sustainability of print and paper. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language and including citations to verifiable sources, these Fact Sheets make it easy to understand that print, paper, and packaging have a great environmental story to tell.

Below you’ll find a quick summary of each of the nine new Fact Sheets, plus a link leading to the fact sheet itself.  Please feel free to share these valuable resources with colleagues, customers, students and local media. You can be part of Two Sides’ efforts to end the harmful practice of “greenwashing” (using inflated, inaccurate, or misleading data to misrepresent environmental performance).  Check out the facts, then click through for the downloadable Fact Sheets:

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