We have decided to partner with Rosie’s Place, a shelter for poor and homeless women. Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Rosie’s Place accepts no government funds, and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work.
Coca-Cola was promoting sustainability by recycling. Ray Dube, works for Coca-Cola and is at the Lowell Folk Festival with a stand showing everyone how important recycling is. It is super cool since he has a ton of products out that are recyclable and even has the final items that they are recycled into!
On each recyclable item, Ray Dube had labeled what its worth is (when purchased by companies), how much it is typically worth, the recycling code (the little number that you see within the recycling symbol on packages) and more!
You can touch and handle each item as well, which is super cool and neat!
He was loaded with information and taught us something new: keep your soda bottle caps on when recycling the bottle. We need to do this since the caps are too small to be sorted individually in the recycling machines and they will get lost. And do not worry about safety and the cap popping off of the bottle since recycling technology has come such a long way that this is no longer a concern! And did you know that North Face makes its awesome items from recycled plastics?! Just another reason to recycle!
For more information, please contact:
Ray Dube, Sustainability Lab Manager
1 Executive Park Drive, Bedford, NH 03110