A cleanup crew from Ice River Springs and Blue Mountain Plastics spent the day picking up garbage and where possible recycling it. We are grateful to Tammy Schneider from Snapd who joined us and took our picture at no charge.
Ice River Springs is pleased to announce continued funding of The Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability program. This is the second year for the scholarship that is managed by The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF).
Mountain Life is a magazine covering the Blue Mountain area of Ontario, which is just north of the Ice River Springs’ recycling operation in Shelburne. In the Spring 2017 edition there is an article titled “Your Blue Box in Action” that recounts the history and explains the reasons for our PET recycling operation.
As of January 1st 2017, all Ice River Springs labels are made of Sustainable Forestry Initiative paper. “Our bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic,” states Crystal Howe, Ice River Springs’ Sustainability Manager, “using SFI endorsed paper labels aligns with our goal of attaining sustainability in every part of our operation.”
“It’s official: Water is the new beverage king,” trumpets Advertising Age.
“Soda Loses Its U.S. Crown” pronounces the Wall Street Journal.
Until the turn of the century the growth of carbonated soft drinks in the United States appeared unstoppable. From the 1950s the market grew every year until average consumption topped out at more than a gallon per week for ever man, woman and child, more than any other country in the world. Then in 1999 consumption flattened and by 2005 sales began to fall as consumers turned to healthier alternatives.