Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Evergreen Fridge Hunt Tour!

In today's modern world there is a lot of talk and concern about global warming, and a lot of ways in which to prevent it. It is becoming more and more important to use items that can be easily recycled or are biodegradable for the sake of the enviroment. One way that will help make a mark on the recycling front is paper cartons.

Paper is very useful for making storage items as it can be easily made and shaped into whatever you want. It can hold almost anything you want too. I took a look in my fridge just to see what recyclable storage items I had and what they contained. I found a surprising amount, I had things such as butter, eggs, juice, mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, apple sauce, mayo, pickles and even a cheeky bottle of wine hehe... As you can see, food packaging is a very important for keeping food and drink. However, the enviromental impact of a package is just as important as what it holds!
 I do try to do my bit to help with lessening the environmental impact by recycling what we can, waste as little as I can and reuse it if possible. Still, I had no idea that cardboard products were so important when it comes to shopping for groceries. Choosing paper packaging when you go shopping can help make an environmental impact, as paper is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. More than 41 million households have access to carton recycling facilities, and that number is always increasing. Over 50% of the energy used to manufacture the paper in Evergreen's Packaging cartons comes from biomass, an easily renewable resource. In addition, all cartons are made from recycled materials and more than 70 % of that is made of paper taken from trees that are within responsibly managed forests.  Responsible forestry promotes forest growth, and these forests help to diminish greenhouse gases in our atmosphere by removing carbon dioxide from it and then using it to grow. In the US, due to the increase of carbon dioxide storage per acre from the increase of forest area, an addition 192 million metric tons of carbon dioxide is removed each year through this responsible forest management program. This offsets roughly 11% of the country's industrial greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of taking almost 135 million passenger vehicles off of the nations highways.

So the next time your at the store think about what your buying and does it have a paper carton container alternative. Usually it will be cheaper too!

“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.”