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A shout-out for sustainability

Posted by coalescemarketing on April 22, 2009

In the spirit of Earth Day, Coalesce is highlighting a few companies that use creative, earth-friendly packaging designs, helping to reduce their corporate footprints. Cheers to less junk in the junkyard!

Frito-Lay’s SunChips has vowed to introduce the first fully compostable snack chip bag, made from plant-based materials, by 2010. Way cool – check it out:  http://www.sunchips.com/healthier_planet.shtml

Pangea Organics uses recycled glass, #2 plastic (the most recyclable grade available), and molded boxes made from 100% recycled newspaper pulp to package its facial and body care products. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/home.html

The HP Pavillion dv6929 notebook computer comes in a protective messenger bag made from recycled materials, reducing packaging by 97%. No Styrofoam or cardboard necessary!  http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/605859-0-0-225-121.html

But you don’t have to be a major corporation to make a commitment to Mother Earth. The Coalesce team agrees that if we all do a little, we can accomplish a whole lot. To get started, try one or two…or all…of the ideas below:

Dana – Use compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs

Judy – Use a refillable water bottle or bring your own mug with you to get coffee

Shauna Bring our own bags with us to stores

Emily – Turn off the lights, TV, radio, etc when you leave the room

MelissaUse less toilet paper

Mike – Carpool and Bike/Walk to places that you normally would drive

Michelle Install a programmable thermostat to reduce heat usage at night and when you’re not home

Lisa Close the curtains/shades in the summer to keep heat down inside – and vise versa in the winter

Kristin Buy products with minimal packaging

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