528468_222243811218328_1159831451_nEvergreen 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.

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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.

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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 bMom Central Consulting on behalf of Evergreen and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

13 Comments

  1. Thanks for the info! This will make me second think the next time I purchase milk or anything else I can buy in a paper container! 

  2. This is so funny! My hubby works for one of the companies that makes the paper milk cartoons so that I all I have in my fridge! I love that I can tell him that his company’s work has a following now!

  3. good to know! I am going to check my fridge for any sneaky plastics

  4. We don’t have recycling by out house yet but we are haring rumors that it will be here sometime this fall. I hope so as it would be nice not to have to drag ours to the next town.

  5. Interesting idea but here in Canada our milk comes in bags or cartons, not jugs. However it’s WAY more expensive to buy it in cartons. It’s about $5 for 4L of milk in bags and almost the same for 2L in cartons. I would love to buy more cartons. If it’s recyclable, why is it not cheaper?

  6. Didn’t Waste Management come through last year, to have us fill out a survey about adding recycling?  I know that there is a private company that comes in my neighborhood now, but my grumpy husband doesn’t want to pay another bill.  LOL – we save our recycling and take it to a friend in town, and we take the newspapers to animal control over by the airport.  

    Is that the only brand of milk that comes in a carton, at our new Walmart?

    • Tiffany Reply

      They might have but I didn’t get a survey. Where I use to give it was free. They even provided us a recycling bin similar to our WM garbage can. We just tossed ALL of our recyclables into it and rolled it out to the street weekly. It was so awesome. That milk came from Whole Food. Not sure about WM. I think I’ve bought  Borden in a carton at WM, or maybe it was Kleinpeter? 

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