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Simple Steps To Becoming A Green-minded Shopper

Four tips for green-and-easy grocery shopping

Memphis, TENN. (April 19, 2013) /PRNewswire/ — You can put your eco-friendly values into action when you incorporate quick and easy green shopping practices into your routine. These simple steps will help you make green choices to lessen your environmental impact, and keep more “green” in your wallet, too.

Pick products with less packaging.
Efficient packaging can help lessen the waste stream. Consider cartons—products packaged in cartons are an average of 94 percent product and only 6 percent packaging, providing more value and reducing unnecessary packaging.

Use reusable or renewable paper grocery bags.
Every year, Americans use approximately 1 billion shopping bags, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste, according to the Clean Air Council. The next time you go shopping you can help reduce waste by choosing reusable grocery bags or renewable paper bags, which are made from trees, a renewable resource, and are recyclable where facilities exist.

Buy products in recyclable packaging.
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to lower your environmental impact. Products made out of paper products can be recycled (where facilities exist) to make other everyday household items like bath tissue, office paper and building materials.

Choose products with renewable packaging.
“Natural Marketing Institute data shows that 72 percent of consumers are looking for packaging made from renewable resources,” says Erin Reynolds, Marketing Director at Evergreen Packaging. “With this in mind, look for packaging made from renewable resources, such as cartons. Over seventy percent of a carton is paper, which comes from a renewable source—trees.”

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About Evergreen Packaging®
Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.

Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our carton comes from biomass.

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