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Buy greener: Stonyfield Farm and Walmart adopt Ingeo bioplastic packaging

December 10th, 2010

Looking to buy greener products? Sometimes what distinguishes an item as green is its packaging.

This is why wine makers are putting their vino into larger containers that come in boxes (with recyclable plastic linings), which saves on shipping costs and landfill space, and why many pizza makers have gone to plain cardboard boxes that no longer use the wax coating that released harmful PBEs when hot.
Here are two new packaging breakthroughs to look for at the grocery:

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11 fun eco-gift ideas for 2010

November 24th, 2010

This year, when it’s abundantly clear that we in the developed world need to consume responsibly, and there are more green gift options than ever — so many sustainable goods are hitting their stride — it makes sense to consider eco-friendly gifts, whenever and wherever possible.

Look for items that are made from renewable, recycled or reclaimed materials; for products that last and regenerate or even create their own energy (eco- can be eco-nomical); for things that sustain people in disadvantaged situations and for stuff that’s practical, even edible.

Your family may just discover that their eco-gifts are some of the most unique and wonderful surprises under the tree (or near the Menorah or whatever).

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