Exactly How DOES Recycling Help the Environment?

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Jul 24, 2014

The environment has become a central political concern for citizens across the world for centuries. However, over the last 50 years, environmentalist movements have helped shift public opinion, businesses, and governments to institute policies that promote sustainability and reduce carbon footprints. One of those policies is recycling. Recycling is a service that many municipalities provide as a public service or contract with a private firm. Recycling is also provided by companies who will accept products that can be recycled in exchange for money or some sort of line of credit.

 


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Salted Watermelon Salsa on Texas Toast

Not many people get that there’s a difference between simple and dumb, especially when you’re talking about all things great and edible.
 

 


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Squid Ink Pasta with Breadcrumbs, Anchovies, and Sautéed Scallops

There is a place on Earth where evil gathers, folks. Where food goes to die, rot, and proceed to be dug up out of the ground and discarded onto a plate along with an eldritch, ancient rite known only as “Unlimited Breadsticks”.

 


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SKYLINE | hot “fitness” happening around town

By Telisha “Teka Rose” Wheeler, Editor

Fitness has become a trending topic on every front from Boot Camps, to CrossFit, & organic eating to the latest 5K to participate in. Elevate Lifestyle has always been an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and of course must let you know all the latest in health and wellness activities going on in Charlotte this summer for our Fitness Issue. This issue is dedicated to living healthy, but Elevate wants to encourage you to live well all year long; check in with us often for new fitness studios, and the best personal trainers in the Queen City! Whatever your plans this summer, make sure you get out and enjoy the outdoors…join a pickup game of your choosing, take a walk or join a 5k, with so many active activities in Charlotte, you may be overwhelmed with all of your fitness options! Not one for sports? Get creative; there are dance classes available, Co-ed kickball ad dodge ball teams and nutrition groups in and around Charlotte that all promote Healthy living. Here are just a few events Elevate Lifestyle has found for you. Be fit and have FUN!

 


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BY THE PINT | craft beer on the rise!

By Ashley Rodrigue

The craft beer industry, in itself, is an ever evolving and rapidly expanding market in the US. With roughly 2,500 breweries in the US, a majority of which are craft, it’s fair to say this entrepreneurial obsession for creating a signature craft beer has begun to make its mark across the American landscape. In 2013 alone, it was said that an additional 1,600 craft breweries were in the works and South Carolina would come close to doubling its number of craft breweries across the state. With this in mind, one can assume that opening a storefront and offering these masterpieces to the public is an ideal way to capitalize on this obsession right? Why not… With breweries releasing new flavors into the market accompanied by the rapid expansion of enthusiasts relentlessly striving to acquire these nectars of the gods, beverage stores have begun to focus more on supplying the public with a variety of craft beer selections to help satisfy the appetite for this ever evolving beverage. And although the beverage may be evolving, the packaging has not. A lot of breweries have fallen back on the original method of caning next to bottling. Clayton Robinson, owner of Sun King Brewing Company, replied,

“In general, people consider draft beer to be the freshest, best beer you can get, so we like to think of the can as a mini-keg that delivers draft-quality fresh beer to your glass.”

Sounds convincing enough right? But what about metallic after notes that is always present while drinking from a can? Well truth be told, in every aluminum beer can, there is a protective liner within the can that keeps the beer from ever coming into contact with the metal. Usually the “tinny” flavor is directly connected with the cheap beer that lies within. Also, canning a craft beer offers better means of preservation as well. Mr. Robinson added,

“Light causes beer to have a skunk-like flavor because it degrades the hops and actually creates the same chemical compound that a skunk excretes – hence – “skunky”. Cans also protect from oxygen, another component that can cause beer to go bad.
 

 


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IT’S A GUY THING | hot stuff for cool men

By Troy Adams

If you followed last month’s column…your golf game is better by now, you enjoyed a good cigar, a tasty summer beer and flashed some new style. You dominated June. Or at least you tried.

But June is gone. July is here. And new adventures await.

So you got some new clothes. But clothes can’t make up for bad hair. Not much can. So before we get started…head directly to City Barbers. Immediately.

(Take your Elevate magazine with you of course, as we have much more to discuss.) 

 


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