Category Archives: Packaging

Environmental Economics

Environmentalists Are Efficiency Experts It’s not easy to find a bright side to America’s current economic downturn, but the environment may be one beneficiary. “The recession is only going to accelerate the trend toward environmental consumerism,” said Jacquelyn Ottman, a … Continue reading

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New Pizza Packs an Eco-Punch

Pizza Helps Kids Save The Planet To many children, pizza ranks as their favorite food on Earth. Now an environmentally correct pizza aimed at helping them save the Earth is available at natural food stores across the country. Tree of … Continue reading

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Packaging to Protect the Environment

Cargill Inc. has created a new biodegradable packaging material from farm crops. The material could help limit the amount of disposable packaging that continues to pile up in the nation’s landfills. The company, a farm commodities processor, will open a … Continue reading

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Breaking the Mold

Liquid-pouch packaging, which takes the place of rigid plastic bottles, is one example of source reduction whose time has arrived. While its popularity has grown in Europe and Canada during the past few years, the flexible-pouch concept was first patented … Continue reading

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Trees to Books and Back Again

Recycled Paper Saving Forests The first ever “tree clause” in a book contract allows environmentally minded authors to symbolically replace the trees used in the printing of their works. Harper & Row in San Francisco developed the clause at the … Continue reading

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Attention Green Shoppers

Shopping For Environmental Causes If you keep the environment in mind while shopping, your efforts are making a difference. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recently tracked several environmental issues on behalf of the supermarket industry and found that consumers are … Continue reading

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Who Deserves the Green Light?

Greenwashing Dupes Consumers Plenty of products these days claim to be environmentally friendly, recyclable or biodegradable. And the list of buzzwords for environmental marketing claims continues to grow. But how many of these claims stretch the truth just to sell … Continue reading

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