Archive for the 'Sustainability' Category

Recycling 101: What NOT to put in the bin

Published: 24 March 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Ever wandered what is recyclable and what isn’t? Earth911.com provides a list of materials that you can pretty much guarantee should be kept out of your community’s recycling bins (unless of course the bin or the program specifically says that you can drop it in), including: shredded paper, milk and juice cartons, the wrong plastic resin, bottle caps, and broken glass.

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For Spring: 8 Ways to Go Green!

Published: 24 March 2010
Category: Sustainability

Earth911.com recommends eight ways to go green this spring, including using energy efficient items in your home, planting a garden, using non-toxic cleaners, and decluttering your life!

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Watch this Video on Plastic Bottles and Marine Life Devastation

Published: 9 March 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to the video, there are some scary creatures in the ocean, but none more scary than plastics. Watch the video now

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10 Ways to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint; Number 9, Cut back on Plastics

Published: 9 March 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

“The Nation” reports on 10 ways to help people shrink their carbon footprints, including: use less paper; eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less meat; rid your home and garden of synthetic pesticides; use water-efficient fixtures; and cut back on plastics. According to “The Nation,” plastics “clutter the environment, and they’re made from […]

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With Advent of Plastics, Ocean has Turned into “Crap-Strewn” Desert

Published: 25 February 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

“CNN” reports with the advent of plastics, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located at a natural collecting point at the center of a set of revolving currents called the North Pacific Gyre, has transformed from a fertile feeding ground to the oceanic equivalent of a “crap-strewn” desert. Researchers estimate up to 80 percent of the […]

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Out with the Can: “treehugger” Calls for Beer in Returnable Glass Bottles

Published: 8 February 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

“treehugger” reports Americans choose cans over bottles for the majority of the 22 gallons of beer they each drink per year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline in the amount of beer sold in bottles over the years has reportedly led to the decline of the local brewery and also to a shift […]

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Consumers Willing to Pay More for Green Products; Internet Best Source of Information on Green Products

Published: 26 January 2010
Category: Sustainability

According to “Marketing Daily,” a new study (by Burst Media) finds consumers are willing to pay more for a variety of products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable — better known as “green.” The survey revealed that 90% of respondents have incorporated some level of greenness into their daily lives — 8.8% are completely green, […]

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Washington State Environmental Groups Have Modest Agenda

Published: 13 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to the “Associated Press,” Washington state environmental groups have a modest agenda for the upcoming session and hope to avoid further cutbacks they say have already devastated environmental protection in the state. The Environmental Priorities Coalition, a group of 25 environmental organizations, has three primary goals: maintain environmental protections and keep spending cuts […]

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According to Packaging World, “Glass and organics make a good team”

Published: 15 December 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

“Packaging World” reports “glass and organics make a good team” because of its premium image, quality, recyclability, and ability to offer “excellent barrier protection without any concern about potentially dangerous chemicals leaking into the product.” According to the article, consumers who opt for organic products often care about the purity of their products and […]

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UK Sets Glass Packaging Recycling Target

Published: 14 December 2009
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Studies/State & Federal Regulations, Sustainability

According to “Packaging Gateway,” the UK has set targets, which would reflect the relative carbon savings from open or closed loop processes, for businesses to recycle glass packaging. The targets are aimed to create more incentives for more glass to be sent to be re-melted. Future actions would include higher targets for aluminum […]

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