Monday, February 15, 2010

Recycling Quotes

I have been recently been doing some research on recycling and came across a couple of quotes that I thought I'd share. I would certainly like to hear any others that you may have come across.

"But our waste problem is not the fault only of producers. It is the fault of an economy that is wasteful from top to bottom—a symbiosis of an unlimited greed at the top and a lazy, passive, and self-indulgent consumptiveness at the bottom—and all of us are involved in it." -- Wendell Berry

"Recycling is more expensive for communities than it needs to be, partly because traditional recycling tries to force materials into more lifetimes than they are designed for - a complicated and messy conversion, and one that itself expends energy and resources. Very few objects of modern consumption were designed with recycling in mind. If the process is truly to save money and materials, products must be designed from the very beginning to be recycled or even "upcycled" - a term we use to describe the return to industrial systems of materials with improved, rather than degraded, quality." -- William McDonough and Michael Braungart

"The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than landfilling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else's backyard." -- David Morris of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." -- New England proverb

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come." — Chinese proverb

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Solar Powered Architectural Signage from PVI Solar

Last week I met a company that produces solar powered signage called PVI Solar. PVI Solar is located in Kingston, NY and offers a variety of exterior solar powered sign solutions that use highly efficient photovoltaic panels, advanced LED lights, and eco-friendly batteries to create advanced solar-power technologies.

Every sign is individually configured using using PowerLine™, a proprietary programmable integrated circuit board which provides the foundation for PVI's customized solar lighting products. PVI's website also has a great Resource section for information on solar power.

CLICK HERE to Learn More
CLICK HERE to download PVI Solar's White Paper

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

GreenCore™ Rigid Print Media

Digital Output highlighted a new product called GreenCore Rigid Print Media made by DPI. GreenCore is can be used for digital printing, screen printing, dye sublimation and more.

The key environmental attributes of GreenCore include raw material from managed forests, it’s biodegradable and unlike MDF, contains no formaldehyde.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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