Success Stories: Bottled Water
A study conducted by the Green Story consulting group for Ice River found several meaningful environmental advantages when using recycled PET versus virgin PET resin. Here are a few of those calculated for Sobeys annual sales volume:
CLOSED-LOOP RECYCLING PRODUCES 78% LESS GREENHOUSE GAS, WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO TAKING 476 CARS OFF THE ROAD FOR ONE YEAR.
THE ENERGY SAVINGS ARE 36 THOUSAND MWH, WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO THE ELECTRICITY USAGE OF 2,934 HOMES FOR ONE YEAR.
23 MILLION LITRES OF WATER ARE SAVED.
1,952 TONNES OF WASTE ARE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL.