Evergreen Fridge Hunt Blog Tour: Choose Cartons. I opened my fridge the other day and I was quite surprised by what I found inside, or rather what I didn’t find inside. I couldn’t find one single paper carton. My milk was in a plastic gallon size container, my juice was also in a plastic container. What?! How and when did I allow this to happen? I guess I hadn’t been putting much tough into cartons and their benefits. I couldn’t believe I didn’t have any cartons in my fridge.
After checking out Choose Cartons and learning some very interesting facts I’ve decided to green my routine and choose cartons. Choosing cartons over plastic is an easy way to be eco-friendly. I did some research and I was quite discouraged when I couldn’t find any recycling centers near me that accepted paper cartons. I don’t live in a very eco-friendly region, its difficult to recycle, I need to do something about it.
Did you know that shoppers who care choose cartons, Kroger, Whole Foods and Wal-Mart carry more products in paper cartons! What to do something more? Recycle your cartons, or if you don’t have carton recycling, petition your local government to make carton recycling available in your community.
Here’s some interesting facts for you:
- Over 41 million households have access to carton recycling, and that number is on the rise. In addition, cartons are made from renewable materials – more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper, all from trees from responsibly managed forests.
- Packaging plays a very important role in keeping food and beverages fresh. The environmental impact of a package is just as important as the contents inside.
- Cartons are recyclable where facilities exist. The paper fiber contained in cartons is valuable. 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 or check with your local recycling program.
- 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.
- Responsible forestry promotes new forest growth, and these forests help to diminish greenhouse gases. Forests remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in trees. In the US, due to both increases in the total area of forest land and increases in the carbon stored per acre, an extra 192 million metric tons of carbon are sequestered each year through responsible forest management programs nationwide. This offsets roughly 11% of the country’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of removing almost 135 million passenger vehicles from the nation’s highways.
Show your support by educating others about the benefits of paper cartons. Every carton fact shared, via Twitter, using the hashtag #choosecartons will help raise money for Habitat for Humanity®. I’ve made tweeting super easy for you. Just Retweet the tweet at the bottom of this post. There’s nothing to it, easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Do you buy juice and milk in paper cartons as part of an environmentally friendly lifestyle? I’ve already started, it’s simple, let’s band together and help save this precious planet for our children and their children to follow.
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.
Such a great idea, and eco friendly Sad it isn’t cheaper. It is $4 a half gallon here for milk in a carton vs $2.9 9 for a whole gallon at Costco
Great article! I love reading about new ways to go green with ease. Thanks so much!