ACTIVITIES AND RECYCLED PRODUCTS
RECYCLED PRODUCTS -
T-SHIRTS, POLO SHIRTS, HENLEY SHIRTS and TOTE BAGS
Post-consumer plastic collected and separated yields about 15% in PETE 2 liter Soft drink bottles. These are baled and shipped to processors who actually convert these bottles into a thread known as Ecospun which is then combined with the cotton that is recovered after the ginning process and woven into a durable and comfortable cloth which is then used to make clothing.The Foundation staff can create the artwork and add the quality silk screening or embroidering required of the most demanding customer. Our clients iclude Marriott Hotels, the Ambassador Hotels, Hard Rock Cafes, Coca Cola Bottling, American Airlines etc.All proceeds go to covering Foundation costs and furthering its projects in Puerto Rico and the remainder of the Caribbean.The T-Shirt is a 6.6 ounce weight available in Natural or Bleached. ThePolos and the Henleys are top quality 12 ounce material in Natural.
Retail prices are as follows:
Tote Bags $ 9.95
Contact the FOUNDATION for volume discounts,
printing or embroidering
RECYCLING ACTIVITIES -
Recyclables collected through CRF initiatives during 1995 amounted to 1,350 TONS saved from the landfills which will help make a cleaner world for our youth and generations to come..
- The Foundation is working with several marine biologists and veterinarians to help the PUNTA CANA RESORT in the Dominican Republic develop a nature conservancy program for injured wildlife such as Pelicans, Turtles and Manatee.
- The Foundation is active in working with several islands in the Caribbean to develop local recycling activities and solid waste management techniques with an emphasis on converting waste plastic, paper, tires and glass into reusable end products. Currently work is underway in Jamaica, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Barbados.
- The Foundation has been working with the Hotel Industry in the Caribbean to develop more environmentally friendly attitudes. The Environmental Hotel Award Program sponsored by the American Express Company and the Caribbean Hotel Association has focused hotels on the environment. The Program rewards the hotel that best exemplifies environmental responsibility in four areas: STEWARDSHIP, AWARENESS, INFRASTRUCTURE and CONSERVATION. An award is also given to each hotel that excels in each individual category. STEWARDSHIP is the role that a hotel plays in its community to foster environmental awareness among the citizenry. AWARENESS is the level to which the hotel develops a sound internal policy and assures the participation by its employees and guests. INFRASTRUCTURE concentrates on the facility and its design to assure that the environment is respected, enhanced and not abused. CONSERVATION is the degree to which principles of reduction, reuse and recycling are being applied in every day operations. The hotel management is shown how environmentally responsible policies can significantly add to the bottom line profitability. One hotel in this program has saved over $2.5 million annually in water consumption by reuse of its grey water effluents; another saved $6,000 monthly by shifting from individual bottles and cans to larger size dispensing systems for their beverages; yet another hotel nearly doubled in size while experiencing an overall 20% reduction in electrical utility consumption.
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