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Airports Going Green Sustainable Fabrics Fashion Show to Highlight Local Chicago Designers, Sustainability in Fashion

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

Chicago, October 23, 2015 – The 2nd Annual Sustainable Fashion Show will be presented Monday, October 26th, at 7:30 PM at Tunnel in downtown Chicago. Sponsored by HMSHost, the Fashion Show will highlight clothes and accessories made from re‐purposed materials from the interior of airplanes and other sustainable materials crafted by the Fashion Studies Department at Columbia College in Chicago, as well as designs by local Chicago designer Roberto Alvarez.

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Ryan Burton with Ryan Burton Marketing, J.T. Marburger with Renew Merchandise and John Loud with Loud Security Systems

Posted on Nov 3, 2015

Renew Merchandise provides a recycling platform by sourcing and selling branded merchandise made from the recycled waste stream for corporate promotional merchandise, uniforms and licensed branded products. They have been in the promotional merchandise business for over 25 years and formed Renew in 2012 to focus on the promotional, uniform and retail markets for merchandise made from recycled waste. They have numerous contracts with the largest brands in the world and colleges.

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The GSB Interview: J.T. Marburger, Renew Merchandise

Posted on Nov 3, 2015

Renew Merchandise manufactures licensed T-shirts, polo shirts, performance T’s and hats, all made from recycled materials, including bottles. GreenSportsBlog was intrigued about this business at the intersection of Green and Sports and so we talked with J.T. Marburger, the company’s President, about where Renew Merchandise is going.

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$11 Billion a Year Wasted

Posted on Jul 17, 2012

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a recycling system that mandates companies to be responsible for collecting and recycling the packaging they create. The idea has the backing of big beverage industry players, including Nestle Waters North Americna and Coca-Cola. The As You Sow foundation released a report regarding EPR, which outlined various reasons the system makes sense for the U.S. market. As You Sow senior director Conrad Mackerron discusses the research that has been done on EPR over the years and citing the $11.4 of recyclable material wasted in 2010. “We’re talking about...

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More Companies Should Recycle Post-Consumer Waste

Posted on Jul 17, 2012

As You Sow, a non-profit, found $11 billion of recyclable material is wasted in a year. If the US were to adopt an extended producer responsibility (EPR) policy, more companies would be responsible for recycling post-consumer waste. Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging report said that at least 47 countries require producers to endure the cost of waste management and recycling. In the US, taxpayers are responsible for the cost. The EPR policy would not only increase the recovery rates for all post-consumer packaging, but would create...

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Coca-Cola Recycles at Olympics

Posted on Jul 11, 2012

After speculations regarding the sustainability efforts of sponsor Coca-Cola at the London Olympics, Coca-Cola decided to launch an advertising campaign, “We recycle faster than you might think.” Coca-Cola actively worked with London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to ensure London 2012 were “the most sustainable Games in history.” Coca-Cola aimed to recover all clear plastic bottles from this years Olympics and have them back on the shelf as new Coke bottles in six weeks. A Coca-Cola spokeswoman said: “The Olympic Games provides a fantastic opportunity for us to...

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