The Miss America Organization Promotes Green is Gorgeous with Nature's Bottles(TM)

Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:23am EDT

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The Miss America Organization Promotes Green is Gorgeous with Nature's

LINWOOD, N.J., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miss America Organization
announced today that it is embarking on a new mission to preserve the planet
by partnering with Nature's Bottles, an environmentally-friendly bottled water


"We are excited to partner with an innovative and exciting new company,
Nature's Bottles(TM), to promote one of the most important and socially
relevant causes that face our future generations," said Art McMaster,
President and CEO of the Miss America Organization. "Nature's Bottles(TM) uses
biodegradable materials to make their bottles, helping to eliminate plastic
water bottles, and we know that with their extraordinary vision, they can help
change the future." 

Approximately 2.5 billion barrels of oil are used for making plastics every
year and more than 60 million plastic, petroleum-based water bottles end up in
landfills every day. That's almost 40 billion annually, and they will last for
centuries. Nature's Bottles(TM) offers a better solution to a most urgent

"We are proud to have Miss America serve as our Go Green spokesperson to
promote this message across the globe," said Doug Ivey, President of Nature's
Bottles(TM).  "Our plant-based plastic bottle is made from Ingeo(TM), which is
derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources and is the world's first
biopolymer that shows a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions."

Together, the Miss America Organization and Nature's Bottles(TM) are committed
to helping our planet sustain a clean environment and are proving that Green
is Gorgeous!

About the Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement
programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young
women. Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $45
million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance. For more information visit The 2010 Miss America Pageant will be broadcast live from
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on TLC on January 30, 2010.

About Nature's Bottles

Natures Bottles is an environmental company, headquartered in California. Its
goal is to reduce global petroleum plastic waste and provide a better solution
for bottled water. Nature's Bottles' bioplastic bottles are made from
Ingeo(TM) (poly-lactic acid, PLA), a plant- based resin and are the only
bottled water manufacturer in America with the BIO-PREFERRED status from the
USDA. Nature's Bottles owns the nations largest and longest running
environmental radio station, For more information on
Nature's Bottles please visit 

SOURCE  The Miss America Organization

Sharon Pearce, Miss America Organization, +1-609-653-8700 ext. 117,
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