Jennifer's R.O.a R. on living green.

Recycle, Organic, and Reducing

“R” in the word Recycle is knowing what is recyclable, which can make cool accessories.

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According to EPA, Americans need to recycle more.

Have you heard about the “MRF” which sounds like murf?

The Material Recovery Facility takes all the recycled materials onto conveyer belts, which sorts the materials.  Workers help the MRF with some of the materials ,which are not acceptable for recycling.  Please enjoy a short YouTube video displaying the MRF in action. This video was animated and illustrated by Jonathan Stephens on May 11, 2011.  http://youtu.be/7CFE5tD1CCI

REPREVE has a vision to “reprieve for the planet” by making new materials from recycled materials, which are transformed into REPREVE fiber.  Manufacturing with recycled material uses less petroleum that lowers greenhouse gases, that reduces the carbon foot print.  Another great fact about manufacturing recycled material, it uses less water by using less energy.  According to Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), (2009) “water efficiency saves energy” by reduces the water process to the end user.  http://www.nrdc.org/water/files/energywater.pdf

Trust and transparency are two components of REPREVE’s values. The fiber is certified by Fiberprint Technology, which has the compatibility to analysis any material by testing the fabric or product.

Responsible Source certifies REPREVE’s fabric as “environmentally and socially responsible product”. “Recycled materials including used plastic bottles create the Repreve fiber”.  The fiber is made into thread, which can be used to make clothes or accessories.

http://www.repreve.com

Lauren Conrad, a famous personality, fashion designer and author, who is popular among young women, recently joined REPREVE’s vision to help save the planet by “launching her BlueAvocado XO(eco) collection of sustainable and reusable lifestyle products made with REPREVE recycled fibers”. 

I love hearing about celebrities motivating individuals to help protect the planet. They have the ability to connect with people around the world.  Celebrities’ influence is a powerful tool, which is why I want to support Lauren Conrad’s mission.  Please go to her website and learn more or shop her fabulous items.http://www.blueavocado.com

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Author: Jennifer Reid

Caring wife and mom, who wants to change daily habits for improving the environment. I believe that each person can make subtle changes. Recycling is one of those subtle changes. Learning about how and what is recyclable can lower energy, water and natural resources. Our earth is limited with her resources. Be kind to her and she will be kind to us. Please think before you consume or throw away!

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