True Green Introducing Compostable Straws and Hot Cups

July 13, 2018 by  
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Earth911 Podcast, July 9, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear

July 9, 2018 by  
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First paper straw factory in decades to open as UK bans plastic

June 19, 2018 by  
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As the United Kingdom moves forward with its planned ban on single-use plastic products, the first paper straw factory in decades is opening in Wales to meet the consumer demand. Transcend Packaging, the owner and operator of the new plant, has already reached out to 1,361 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the U.K. , as well as other restaurants, to provide them with more environmentally-friendly straws. “We spotted a huge opportunity, and we went for it,” Transcend Packaging sales and marketing director Mark Varney told The Guardian . “When the BBC’s Blue Planet II was on the telly and the government started talking about the dangers of plastic straws, we saw a niche in the market.” Because of the change in British plastic policy, that niche may soon grow into a national industry. Even before the national plastic ban, companies were moving to use more eco-friendly products, though the acquisition of these products was not necessarily sustainable. “It is great that all these businesses are phasing out plastic straws, but the problem for them was where to get paper ones from,” Varney said. “Everyone is having to import them from China , and when you look at the carbon footprint of that it kind of defeats the exercise.” Thus, Transcend Packaging’s factory was born. Varney continued, “We set up this company to give the the customers what they actually want: biodegradable paper straws made in the U.K.” Related: India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022 While paper straws are marginally more expensive than plastic straws, there are numerous benefits not captured in the numbers. For example, “ McDonald’s , bless them, understood the massive difference to the environment,” said Varney, and embraced the paper straw for the company’s public image and the good of the environment. Via Gizmodo and The Guardian Image via Depositphotos

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Lessons learned with fiber analysis to test office paper products

June 6, 2013 by  
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A case study of sorts shares how an organization can assess and develop purchasing guidelines for sustainable use.

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

December 2, 2012 by  
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According to Earth911.com , “As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods… [and] wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S.” This holiday season, forgo buying rolls of wrapping paper and upcycle what you already have on hand instead. Open your craft and office supply drawers, unearth those brown paper grocery bags you’ve stowed away and make your own gift wrap ! We show you 6 simple, festive ways to present your gifts with eco-savvy style. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

April 23, 2012 by  
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Cutting back on packaging can yield huge environmental benefits by reducing materials while cutting carbon emissions from transporting needlessly bulky goods. With this in mind, UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury’s just introduced a new slimline toilet roll . Sainsbury’s slimmed-down cardboard tubes are set to reduce the supermarket chain’s carbon emissions by an impressive 140 tons each year. Read the rest of UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 20 by 20 sustainability , carbon emissions , cardboard tubes , green products , household products , packaging reduction , paper products , paper recycling , product redesign , sainsbury’s environment , slimline toilet roll , sustainability plan , toilet paper , toilet roll , toilet tissue

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Employee Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Implications for Your Organization

July 9, 2010 by  
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 This report, based on a survey of more than 2,200 workers around the world, looks at the impact that corporate social responsibility programs have on employees.

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Is Recycled Fiber the Only Way to Make Paper Products Greener?

July 9, 2010 by  
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Suppliers of tissue and towel products have traditionally focused on recycled fiber content when making environmentally conscious purchase decisions. The thinking is: If a product is recycled, then it must be good for the environment, and the more recycled, the better. But is using recycled fiber the only solution?

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tissue issue.

February 3, 2010 by  
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Unless you’ve gone back to the hanky, disposable tissues seem to be a real must have. But how do all those innocuous little white squares add up once they leave the waste bin?

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FoodBizSupply Offers 10% Off Sustainable Food Service Supplies

December 8, 2009 by  
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Image via FoodBizSupply . Today’s TreeHugger Deal$ comes to you from FoodBizSupply , an eco-centric wholesaler of more than 300 sustainable food service supplies. They also offer one-on-one consultation to help buyers select the right green products for their event or establishment.

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