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Archive for February 20th, 2008

More on how Pepsi is contributing to water woes in Raleigh

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

We have some more information for you regarding our previous post about Pepsi and Coke. According to an article in the News & Observer, Pepsi Bottling Ventures draws over 400,000 gallons a day from Falls Lake. The lake is the main reservoir providing water to drought-stricken Raleigh, NC.

As reported in the N&O:
…In calling for a boycott of Pepsi, Brown, the Durham councilman, said the company draws 400,000 gallons a day from Falls Lake and bottles it as Aquafina. Reimer declined to respond to Brown’s assertion, other than to note that Pepsi accounts for less than 1 percent of the water distributed by Raleigh, which has averaged about 40.6 million gallons a day over the last month.

The City has now required all car wash businesses and pressure washing businesses to stop using water, but so far has declined to limit Pepsi’s massive consumption in any way. In fact, they pay the same rate as any other user in Garner.

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Vinyl banner recycling program

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Barefoot Press, in conjunction with Whole Foods Markets, is implementing a recycling program for obsolete vinyl banners. Beginning immediately, you can drop off your old banners either at Whole Foods Market at Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Avenue in Raleigh, or at our location at 731 Pershing Rd. The banners will be delivered to a processor that can dispose of them in an eco-friendly manner.

Because we are a green printer, and vinyl banners are not really the best example of green printing, we wanted to offer a means for eco-friendly disposal. The banners would take many years to break down in a landfill, and could leach chemicals in the process.

Barefoot offers green printing alternatives to vinyl, such as heavy recycled paper for indoor use and natural canvas for indoor and outdoor use. However, if the application calls for a long-lasting product that must be water proof, vinyl may be the best, if not the only option. This program will help reduce the carbon footprint.

We offer a wide variety of large format print products, including translites, product labeling, static clings, posters, vehicle graphics and trade show displays. Your account manager can help guide you through the options for all of your point-of-sale materials.

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