Packaging

Packaging

 

Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, once said that ‘the economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around.” On the shortlist of America’s most unsustainable systems like energy and transportation, pesticides in food and junk mail – is daily throw-away PACKAGING which is a major source of landfill waste and climate changing pollution. Packaging does serve a purpose. It’s identifies and protects food and products and the packaging industry provides jobs. But the wasted packaging that is not recycled or land-filled, is often incinerated into the air or found floating in the sea. Swirling masses of plastic waste, called gyres, now exist, the largest of which is bigger than the United States. There’s an absolute connection between the sheer amount of throw-away packaging and the vast amounts of unseen pollution changing our, atmosphere, land & sea. Join us to learn more about reducing or eliminating your packaging waste.

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Links/ Info/ Sources

Gary Liss and Associates
www.garyliss.com
Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
http://www.greenamerica.org

http://www.greenpages.org/

http://www.greenamerica.org/pubs/greenamerican/

 

TerraCycle Inc.
121 New York Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08638
866-967-6766
http://www.terracycle.net/en-US/

 

http://www.verizonwireless.com/
b2c/splash/electronicdevice
recycling.jsp

http://earth911.com/recycling/plastic/number-4-plastic-
ldpe/facts-about-plastic-packaging/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/reducing-food-
packaging.html

http://reusables.org/

http://www.sustainablepackaging.org/

http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=1194

History of Packaging

http://www.reducepackaging.com/History.html

Packaging Solutions

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/4-
radical-solutions-to-packaging-waste.html

Ways to Reduce Packaging

http://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-home/eco-friendly/
tips/how-to-reduce-packaging.aspx

http://www.reducepackaging.com/History.html

http://www.reducepackaging.com/eco-friendly-
packaging.html

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/reducing-food-
packaging.html

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/reducing-food-packaging.html#ixzz1fDKeu9cL

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