Archive for January, 2011

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Dear Pablo: Does recycling your toothbrush really make a difference? Doesn’t mailing it back do more damage than the recycling avoids?

It is true that mailing anything has an impact, but is it more than the recycling itself? To get to the bottom of this we need to consider the impact of regular toothbrushes, recycled toothbrushes, and shipping of toothbrushes…. Read the full story on TreeHugger


Like any new product offering compostable packaging will need some time to reach

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Dear Pablo: Are those noisy Sun Chips bags really compostable? I am really hesitant to throw any compostable packaging into my compost pile.

Like any new product offering compostable packaging will need some time to reach perfection. While it helps fund R&D into next generation compostable packaging and shows strong environmental leadership, compostable Sun Chips bags may have done for compostable consumer goods packaging what those dim flickering spiral bulbs did for CFLs in the early 1990’s. … Read the full story on TreeHugger


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