Food Packaging

Recycling Mystery: Frozen Food Boxes

Recycling frozen food boxes – also known as wet-strength paperboard – may not be quite as straightforward as it seems. Read on for the cold, hard truth.

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Survey Results: Plastic or Paper Food Packaging?

Thanks to those of you who responded to last week’s …

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Earthling Survey: Plastic or Paper Food Packaging?

Express your opinion and help drive environmental change. Every week, …

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3 Ways to Reduce Takeout Waste

It’s 8 p.m. and your stomach is rumbling. But the …

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7 Strategies for a Zero-Waste Lunch

A glimpse inside a break room garbage can at work likely reveals an astonishing amount of waste from snacks and lunches. In fact, nearly half of the solid waste stream is comprised of packaging and paper goods, according to As You Sow, and food…

Can Greenwashing Ever Be Good?

When companies market a product as eco-friendly that might not necessarily be as “green” as they say, that’s known as greenwashing. A great example of this is boxed water — whether it comes in a plastic bottle or a carton, it still isn’t….

Is Starbucks Doing Enough to Recycle Its Cups?

As you’re rushing out the door in the morning, hardly awake, how do you perk up? Easy — grab a caffeinated pick-me-up from the nearest Starbucks. Nothing hits the spot quite like a hot latte on a sleepy workday morning. Alas, you forgot you…

10 Products to Green Your Picnic

Dreaming of dining barefoot in the park or feasting with silky sand beneath your toes? Before you head off to frolic in the summer sun with picnic basket in hand, be cognizant of your personal impact. Try these sustainable swaps when planning your…

5 Strategies for Recycling on the Go

Most of us have developed pretty good systems for recycling and composting at home, but recycling on the go is a different story. This typically requires advance planning and foresight, which starts with booking hotels, planning meals, and packing…

How Clean Must Your Recyclables Be?

If you’ve taken up recycling, you’re already helping to make the world a greener place. But there are some essential tricks of the trade. A very common concern in the recycling realm is knowing how clean recyclables must be before you throw them in…