Why Seizing Sustainability Makes Sense

By Lawrence Aylward

Albertsons Cos. released a new line of compostable and Earth-friendly products last April under its Open Nature store brand that are not only sustainable, but they are innovative.

“Of course, we wanted to do the right thing for our social responsibility,” she adds. “We also wanted to solve a problem for many of our shoppers. They were looking for sustainable products in these categories, and there weren’t many options with the name brands..."

Kansas City Chiefs “Go Nuts” Over a Compostable Peanut Bag

First-Of-Its-Kind Environmentally Friendly Packaging for Peanuts Debuts at Arrowhead Stadium
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., and PHILADELPHIA /3BL Media/ – Football season is in full swing and the Kansas City Chiefs are going the extra yard by scoring a major victory for the environment. Thanks to a collaboration between BASF, Aramark and Hampton Farms, Arrowhead Stadium will become the first-ever professional sports venue to sell a pre-packed compostable peanut bag.

INFOGRAPHIC: More Than Just Leftovers—Composting for a Sustainable Thanksgiving

National Waste & Recycling Association Encourages Recycling, Composting Participation for Holiday

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has produced an infographic offering helpful tips for composting and recycling for a green Thanksgiving.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has produced an infographic offering helpful tips for composting and recycling for a green Thanksgiving.

RESPAK: Packaging Just got Better


The food industry uses packaging made from a variety of materials, including plastic, cardboard, polystyrene, and I could go on. Unfortunately, not all of these materials are recyclable. Cascades decided to take a close look at one type of packaging in particular: polycoated packaging. Across the world, two tonnes of polycoated cardboard are used every minute – that’s enough to cover the Empire State Building three times/hour! We had to find a solution!

RESPAK : Emballer pour le mieux


Le domaine de l’alimentation utilise de nombreux emballages fabriqués à partir de plastique, de carton, de polystyrè j’en passe! Toutefois, certains de ces contenants ne sont pas recyclables. Cascades s’est penchée sur l’un de ces emballages, le carton polycouché. À travers le monde, 2 tonnes de carton polycouché sont utilisées à la minute, assez pour emballer l’Empire State Building 3 fois/h. Il fallait trouver une solution!

Global 8 Environmental Technologies Signs Agreement with Wheatware USA to Share Profits from Sales of Compostable Plastic Alternatives

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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Diego, CA - June 28, 2011 - Environmental firm Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc. (GBLE) has signed an agreement with Wheatware USA, Inc. to share profits from sales of Wheatware’s compostable products. This marks Global 8’s entry into the ‘Zero Waste’ compostable food service market, with potential sales to fast food restaurants, coffee houses and cafeterias throughout the world.

Be Green Packaging Sponsors the 25th Annual Kathy Ireland Children’s Holiday Celebration

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Santa Barbara, Calif. -- December 4, 2010 – Embracing the holiday spirit, Be Green participated in the 25th Annual Kathy Ireland Children’s Holiday Celebration. Over 200 orphans from Los Angeles and Orange counties participated in the festivities at Yard House, who was the host of this year’s event. Be Green attended the event and also donated their compostable products to be used during the celebration.

Be Green Packaging Announces Jasper County Facility

Be Green Packaging LLC Announces New Facility in Jasper County Investment expected to create at least 175 new jobs
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 8, 2011 – Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Lowcountry Economic Alliance today announced that Be Green Packaging LLC, a manufacturer of “green” packaging, will locate its new manufacturing and distribution facility in Jasper County. The company plans to invest at least $7.3 million and expects to generate at least 175 new jobs over the next five years, with the potential of more jobs and investment added during that time.

Be Green Packaging Products have been Certified by BPI

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Santa Barbara, CA - December 8, 2010 - On November 9th, Be Green Packaging LLC, received independent certification from Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), verifying that their molded pulp fiber packaging is compostable. This certification, confirms that their products meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6868 standards for compostability.


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