Levi-Strauss & Co.- Water pollution is a major concern and heavily influenced from the textile industry. Well-known Levi-Strauss & Co. created a new way of producing their jeans by using recycled water. Just recently, they were able to make 100,000 pairs of jeans with 100% recycled water.

levi_recycled_water.jpg.662x0_q100_crop-scaleWater is a large factor in manufacturing jeans but Levi’s is able to completely close the loop. Recent reports have result in Levi’s saving 12 million liters of water which is equivalent to over 5 Olympic swimming pools. Levi-Strauss has set the new standard in water conservation while producing jeans.

Rochester, NY- What has been a time-tested staple in the City of Rochester is the Garbage Plate but is recently receiving the national attention it deserves. Although many area establishments have created their version of the Garbage Plate, it is believed the original was invented at Nick Thou Hots.

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The Garbage Plate was made out of a necessity to cure a hangover. Every plate has a base of baked beans, macaroni salad and friend fries. Then the customer can decide which of a variety of meats will go in the middle and every Garbage Plate is topped with chili. It may not seem appetizing but the Garbage Plate is the main dish of the waste removal world.

Sherwood, OR– A garbage man is gaining national attention fueled by the internet. Early one morning an area resident witnessed her garbage man making an incredible act of patriotism. Jeremy Fischer found the American flag near the trashcans, tenderly folded it up and returned it to the resident.

“There’s a lot of sacrifice, there’s a lot of hope and a whole lot of other things that are the American flag,” Fischer said. “Since so many people have died for that, the least I could do is pick it up.”