I did a Fridge Hunt to see what items in my fridge are contained in paper packaging, paper cartons, plastic packaging, plastic cartoons, and what’s recyclable.
As you will note, most of the items are in plastic or glass. Only a few paper representations, like the Egg Beaters carton.
I have learned that cartons are actually a pretty smart choice, environmentally speaking. I would like to buy less foods packaged in plastic, and more packaged in paper (cartons).
I try to re-use glass containers, as there is not glass recycling in my area, but one can only use so many jars!
Over 41 million households have access to carton recycling, and cartons are made from renewable materials – more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper, all from trees from responsibly managed forests.
The environmental impact of a package is just as important as the contents inside.
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 www.recyclecartons.com
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.
Educate yourself about the use of paper cartons, and then educate others!
Every carton fact shared via Twitter, using the hashtag #choosecartons will help raise money for Habitat for Humanity®!
“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.”