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Green Packaging

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

PHOTOS: Is This The Packaging Of The Future?

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Does seeing all that plastic packaging going in the trash every time you eat make you feel guilty? There are innovators out there who want to change t...

Packing Of The Future: Amazing Mushrooms

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ecovative Design in New York has used mushrooms to create a heat and fire-resistant, energy-absorbing, biodegradable (even anaerobically, without oxyg...

The Death of the Biodegradable Bag

Patrick Vergara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Vergara

I was stunned to hear that Frito-Lay was discontinuing use of biodegradable Sun Chips bags due to consumer complaints related to the new material's particularly noisy crinkling.

'Sorry But I Can't Hear You Over This Sun Chips Bag': Compostable Packaging Irks Snackers

The Wall Street Journal | By SUZANNE VRANICA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Frito-Lay makes a lot of noise marketing its Sun Chips snacks as "green." They are cooked with steam from solar energy, the message goes. But its la...

Are Coconuts The Sustainable Packaging Of The Future?

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The humble and tropically ubiquitous coconut, besides producing one of the tastiest cocktail starters out there (mmmm.....pina coladas!), is one the b...

Less Waste: Magazine Uses Dissolving Plastic Packaging

Creative Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Newsstand copies of the November issue of CR come in a revolutionary new bag that simply dissolves in hot water. No waste. No landfill....

More Companies Introduce Stripped-Down Packaging For Amazon

greenerdesign.com | Jonathan Bardelline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seattle, WA -- Amazon.com has added two more companies to its Frustration-Free Packaging effort, expanding the number of products it offers in simple,...

Consumer Trend: eBay Is Greener Than You Think

Planet Green | Tania Asnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

eBay is essentially the world's biggest yard sale. Anyone with access to the internet can purchase or sell goods with a few clicks of the mouse. It'...