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Food Packaging at Fast-Food Restaurants Release PFAS into Your Food

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

A new report from Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit group, and the Mind the Store campaign, an initiative of the organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, has found that some food packaging at your favorite fast-food restaurants contain high levels of PFAS chemicals. The food packaging in question consists of burger boxes, disposable bowls, wrappers and other…

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Composting Food Has Just Become Law in Vermont

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

According to the EPA’s webpage Composting At Home, “Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away and should be composted instead.” The State of Vermont understands and supports the practice of…

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Sustainability Practices Need to be Adopted Internally First

Posted on: August 4th, 2020

According to the EPA, “Sustainability practices are important to make sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials and resources to protect human health and our environment.” In a recent post, we highlighted a survey conducted by Kearney Management Consultants in which 78 percent of consumers now believe that companies could be…

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Increase of Plastic Waste Blamed on COVID-19 Concerns

Posted on: July 28th, 2020

In a recent post entitled Packaging Waste Increases as Online Shopping Hits Unprecedented Growth, HC discussed how quarantine restrictions have forced much of society to do their shopping online. This undoubtedly leads to an increase of plastic waste. According to Adobe Analytics, U.S. online sales for June 2020 totaled $73.2 billion (up 76% when compared to…

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Sustainability Efforts High on Consumer Lists During COVID-19

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020

As a direct result of COVID-19, and its restrictions on normalcy, people now find themselves with more time to think. When they do, they’re reminded of the fragility of our world and how important sustainability efforts truly are. In a recent survey conducted by Kearney Management Consultants, participants were asked about their attitude towards environmental…

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Eco Friendly Packaging Materials Provide Benefits Throughout Your Business

Posted on: July 17th, 2020

Companies across the globe are beginning to investigate how eco-friendly packaging materials could benefit their current business model. Still, others shy away from the concept of eco-friendly packaging based on a lack of education and assumptions which are oftentimes misunderstood in the industry. As a manufacturer of molded pulp products for over 30 years, with…

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Packaging Waste Increases as Online Shopping Hits Unprecedented Growth

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague much of our globalized civilization, online sales continue to set records as more and more people are keeping to their homes. The more online shopping continues its unprecedented growth, the more packaging waste it contributes to an already stressed environment. About one-third of an average landfill or dump…

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Sustainability is Not a New Concept for our Planet, just for Society

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

The word sustainability seems to be popping up in conversations everywhere today. It’s the new buzzword for a society growing more and more concerned about their negative impact on the environment. But the concept of sustainability is not new, though many believe it to be a modern-day initiative spurred on by our low national recycling…

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National Recycling Rate Reveals some Startling Challenges for the U.S.

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

The national recycling rate has inched above 35% according to the U.S. EPA. These findings are based on the latest data collected and analyzed back in November of 2019 (from calendar year 2017 and before that is was 2015). While 35% might seem like something to celebrate, it’s important to know where we were prior…

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Pepsi’s Molded Pulp Rings are Poised to Change the Industry

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

Pepsi is trying to do its part for the environment by exploring more sustainable packaging materials across its portfolio of products. In this case, molded pulp rings for their beverage cans. Their molded pulp rings are claimed to be completely recyclable, as well as compostable and biodegradable, which is a huge environmental differentiator in the…

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