Sustainable Life

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February 21, 2013
by Ana
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Recycling cooking oil into soap bars

Santa Catarina has just entered the Guinness Book of Records as the city that recycles the most cooking oil in the world. There are 10.000 litres of oil recycled per day! It is a great example for many people around … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012
by Ana
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Brazil is taking sustainability a step further

Coca-Cola Brazil is starting work on the construction of the largest BioMeg producing factory in the world.  The material is the main ingredient of recyclable PlantBottle production. Part of the composition of the PlantBottle has plant origin. (Read more about … Continue reading

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August 31, 2012
by Ana
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Crush the bottle!

Many brands are investing in sustainable packaging. This year Crystal the water brand from Coca Cola Brazil has launched their new bottle made with 20% less volume PET plastic. Chemicals and Petroleum products are usually used to produce PET. The … Continue reading

sustainable fabrics

August 11, 2012
by Ana
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Sustainable textiles

The fashion industry is the second largest user of water in the world. Petroleum is one of the toxic materials used to produce synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. Sheep, alpaca, llamas and other wool-bearing animals contribute to the production of methane gas, a major greenhouse gas. … Continue reading

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July 8, 2012
by Ana
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Mana Bernardes a Brazilian designer

This week I have discovered a very creative Brazilian artist designer from Rio de Janeiro. Some fashion magazines call Mana Bernardes ‘the jewellery magician’. She became famous for transforming trash in to fashion. For 10 years she has been using recycled materials … Continue reading