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Playing Our Part on Earth Day

Sep 10, 2016

In honor of earth day we wanted to highlight a few ways some awesome companies are helping us to do our part.

 

 

Camp chairs made by Loll designs out of 100% recycled plastic.

 

Beetle Kill Pine used to make all of Punch Bowl Social's diner tables.

 

Did you know? The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

Coke and Emco, the maker of the iconic Navy chair, decided to take a stand to take to take recyclables out of the trash and repurpose them.

Taking Coca-Cola bottles out of landfill and “upcycling” them into an iconic structural item, made to last. We chose to use these chairs throughout our restaurants to aid them in repurposing the empty bottles. To date over 115 million coke bottles have been saved from landfills.

Read the whole story here.

Did you know? Most dumps are made up of a third of packaging materials that could be recycled. (CEF)

Loll designs is a company that makes durable-all weather furniture out of 100% recycled plastic, mostly single use milk jugs. They save an estimated 8 milk jugs from the landfill with every pound of furniture they make.

You may recognize these chairs from 'camp' inside Punch Bowl Social. At about 3lbs each that's 24 milk jugs you've helped save just by sitting back and enjoy a delicious craft cocktail!

Loll Designs have saved over 60 million milk jugs from landfills since 2005 in total. Read their story here.

Did you know? Most people in America all use at least seven trees each year, through wood, paper and other types of products that use trees. That is over 2 trillion trees throughout the course of the year when you think about it. (CEF)

You may be familiar with the Beetle Kill issue sweeping the Western Mountains. If you're not, in short it's a beetle species that is wiping out forests across the west, a large issue in our home state of Colorado.

You also may have noticed the tables in each restaurant are made of wood. It's not just any wood, it's Beetle Kill Pine. Instead of cutting down new trees to make tables we have made a point to repurpose these dead and fallen trees.

There is something intrinsically inspiring about creating memories and sharing delicious hand crafted plates atop something that would have otherwise been left to rot.

You can always recognize Beetle Kill Pine because it has grey streaks that aren't seen in any other wood. Visit National Geographic to learn more.