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Barrels of Good!

troy-barrels Here's Jim Fleck, Zero Waste Operations Coordinator, and Troy Gile, Master Recycler and Waste and Recycling Coordinator at Mountain Rose Herbs, loading up another dozen barrels.

Mountain Rose Herbs is partnering with the University of Oregon Campus Zero Waste Program to reduce landfill waste by re-purposing 55 gallon barrels. The university will cut the tops off of these barrels that transport our bulk liquids, such as glycerine, aloe gel and hydrosols, and use them as recycling collection bins. In the past, these have also been made into rain barrels or donated to a local non-profit, M.E.C.C.A., Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts.

Our creative and passionate team of recycling experts have come up with new ways to reuse or recycle everything from old pens to paper towel rolls, plastic banding to twist ties. This is one more exciting development in our continuing efforts to eliminate waste.

Learn more about our Zero Waste Program!

 

Topics: Environmental Action, Green Living Recipes

Alyssa

Written by Alyssa on February 27, 2013