Saturday, June 23, 2012

#ChooseCartons Evergreen Fridge Hunt

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Do you recycle?  Have you ever thought about how your food and beverages are packaged?  I always recycle everything, but I never really thought about how everything is packaged.  I went through my fridge and had a look at all the packaging.  I discovered that I had a lot of plastic bottles, plastic packaging and glass jars.  For the few items that I have in paper cartons, I feel that it does keep everything fresher.  The things that I noticed that were in paper cartons were butter, coconut water, pie dough, eggs and half & half.  After I found out how much better paper cartons are, I will continue to make sure that I buy products in paper cartons if I have a choice.

The packaging you choose makes a huge impact on the environment, Packaging matters!  Cartons are 74% to 80% paper from trees, a renewable resource.  You can help lower your carbon footprint by choosing a paper carton.  I never realized that paper cartons are so much more Eco-friendly.

Reasons to Choose Cartons

Over 41 million households have access to carton recycling, and that number is on the rise.  In addition, cartons are made from renewable materials – more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper, all from trees from responsibly managed forests.

Packaging plays a very important role in keeping food and beverages fresh.  The environmental impact of a package is just as important as the contents inside.

Cartons are recyclable where facilities exist.  The paper fiber contained in cartons is valuable.  Recycled cartons are used to make products such as tissue, office paper, wall boards and other building materials.  To learn if your community accepts cartons for recycling, please visit or check with your local recycling program.

Cartons are made with renewable energy.  More than 50 percent of the energy used to make the paper in Evergreen Packaging’s cartons comes from biomass.

Responsible forestry promotes new forest growth, and these forests help to diminish greenhouse gases.  Forests remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in trees.  In the US, due to both increases in the total area of forest land and increases in the carbon stored per acre, an additional 192 million metric tons of carbon are sequestered each year through responsible forest management programs nationwide.  This offsets roughly 11% of the country’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of removing almost 135 million passenger vehicles from the nation’s highways.

What You Can Do To Help

To find out if your community recycles cartons, you can visit
The Carton Council is helping to increasing carton recycling in the United States.  They promote both recycling technology and local collection programs, they help to limit the number of valuable cartons that end up in a landfills.

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Evergreen and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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