Online shopping is choking our landfills when we could recycle better

Last week’s news about Amazon purchasing Whole Foods has left consumers in a tizzy. On the one hand, it will make high quality food even more accessible. On the other hand, as is always the case, it presents new problems to be addressed.

One of these issues centers around the proliferation of shipping boxes. Americans love affair with online ordering has dramatically increased the amount of cardboard boxes making their way to our landfills.

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Exciting recycling venture

Plastic water bottles in landfill

I’ve written a number of articles about plastic waste and about innovative companies that are working to torn it into useful new products. I just saw this video about a company in India, Daman Ganga, whose recycling process is creating super useful products that specializes in recycling of “difficult to recycle” packaging products.

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Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags makes healthy snacking fun for kids

Manufacturers of kid-related products have known for years that kids love bright, colorful packaging and capitalize on that. Two Moms on the Go LLC. turned this to an advantage for parents concerned about giving their kids healthy snacks with their new Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags.

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Packaging goes green – with mushrooms

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Mushroom packaging is a green alternative to traditional bubble wrap

Think packaging and chances are bubble wrap comes to mind.

There are other, greener alternatives on the market, including Geami, a honeycomb-looking, paper-based wrapping that’s an effective choice. But a new, more natural option has hit the market that might just capture your imagination.

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Geämi delivers a green alternative to bubble wrap

Now there's a green alternative to bubble wrap

 

Anyone who’s shipped a package knows that bubble wrap, which has been around since 1960, is the standard for protecting fragile objects from damage.  

But being a petroleum-based product, it and its cousin packing peanuts, have drawbacks, including being a hassle to deal with.  

A lot of customers want to get away from the plastic stuff , said Lynn Moe, Business Development Director for Geämi Sustainable Protective Packaging.  

Geämi (pronounced ge ah me) is an effective eco-friendly alternative to bubble wrap.  

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