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SodaStream's Moneymaking Battle Cry: Get Rid Of Plastic Bottles

SodaStream's Moneymaking Battle Cry: Get Rid Of Plastic Bottles | SodaStream Recycling Blog | Scoop.it
Daniel Birnbaum's Sodastream controls less than 1% of the global carbonated beverage market, but he already envisions a future where disposable bottles and cans are a thing of the past.
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According to Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream International, "SodaStream has three critical selling points. It’s cheaper than soda: Each 60-liter canister of carbon dioxide, which you exchange at retailers for $15 a pop, creates roughly 100 20-ounce bottles or 170 12-ounce cans. It’s slightly healthier: SodaStream flavorings are made with lower-calorie natural sugar, Splenda or Stevia. And there’s practically no waste, since the machine works with a reusable glass or plastic bottle."

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State considers 10-cent deposits on recyclable beverage containers - Minneapolis Star Tribune

State considers 10-cent deposits on recyclable beverage containers - Minneapolis Star Tribune | SodaStream Recycling Blog | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune State considers 10-cent deposits on recyclable beverage containers Minneapolis Star Tribune A proposed 10-cent fee for bottles, cans and other beverage containers would boost Minnesota's recycling volume by some 1.9 billion...
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No need to pay extra for a deposit; buy a Soda Stream Soda Maker. One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more soda whenever you want it.

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Creating recycling habits - University at Buffalo The Spectrum

Creating recycling habits - University at Buffalo The Spectrum | SodaStream Recycling Blog | Scoop.it
Creating recycling habits
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For her, she started with bottles and cans because it was the easiest and slowly moved on to paper, plastic and anything else recyclable.
Connie Mayle's insight:

Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.

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Green Galaxy's Enchanted Earth: A video game to teach sustainable practices

Green Galaxy's Enchanted Earth: A video game to teach sustainable practices | SodaStream Recycling Blog | Scoop.it

Welcome to Enchanted Earth, a magical place of fantasy creatures who are making their world greener. Dragons lend their wings to help elves carpool, reindeer recycle cans for their summer jobs, and wizards use their magical wands to turn lights off. Every creature does something little to help their enchanted world.

 

In this mobile app, explore the four magical kingdoms: Air, Energy, Water, and Forest. Find out about how fantasy creatures are adopting green habits through mini-stories and animations. Test your knowledge with quizzes. Win points when you commit to take one step towards making our world greener.


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Connie Mayle's insight:

One great sustainable practice, use a SodaStream SodaMaker. SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their carbon footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. 

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Earth vs. the Super Bowl: America's high holiday of waste, by the numbers - Salon

Earth vs. the Super Bowl: America's high holiday of waste, by the numbers - Salon | SodaStream Recycling Blog | Scoop.it
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Earth vs. the Super Bowl: America's high holiday of waste, by the numbers
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54.5: The recycling rate for beer and soda cans, per the EPA's most recent figures. The rest ends up in landfills.
Connie Mayle's insight:

According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.

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