Get Green with Style Blog

Definition and Product of the Week 07.24.2010

by Hilary Sopata

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll define LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS and the product of the week is WASTE NOT RE-SOURCING.  

Definition: LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS (in our own words)  

Are beverages in glass or plastic bottles better?  Both can be recycled.  Both may have the same contents.  But what about the sourcing of the materials to make the bottles?  What about the manufacturing process?  What about the reusability or recyclability of the bottles and the packaging?  A life cycle analysis is what is done to determine the best route based on the complexity of the issues from sourcing materials to reusing or recycling.

Product of the Week: WASTE NOT RE-SOURCING

According to an interview with Tabitha Long, the owner of Waste Not Re-Sourcing, “Waste Not Re-Sourcing is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) corporation that is focused on four goals: environmental protection through a zero tolerance landfill policy for the disposal of electronic waste (E-waste); a no-overseas shipment guarantee; creation and sustaining new employment opportunities in the responsible recycling industry; and providing educational scholarships and on-the-job opportunities for students pursuing an environmental degree program.”     

For more information about Waste Not Re-Sourcing, contact Tabitha or Jim at:
Tabitha Long, President and Jim Owens, Vice President – Waste Not Re-Sourcing 
Phone: 847-275-4940

Source: Interview with Tabitha Long, President of Waste Not Re-Sourcing.


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