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How Good is Green?

Posted December 27, 2011 12:35 PM

In packaging, we're seeing green. We're witnessing more bio-based materials, more renewable feedstocks, and more sustainable packaging initiatives than ever. Some suppliers say that making bioplastics consumes far less fossil fuel and emits fewer greenhouse gas emissions than manufacturing petro based plastics. But is green chemistry as good as the PR surrounding it says it is?

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12/27/2011 9:54 PM

Just skip the styrofoam popcorn, and use real popcorn. Then spray butter on it, nuke it, and eat it.

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12/27/2011 11:32 PM

I personally tend to avoid purchasing anything with the "Green" label, because experience has led me to believe that, for the most part, it is hype used to justify higher prices. There are no viable standards that control the use of the terminology, so anyone can label anything "Green"...

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12/27/2011 11:39 PM

Sometimes green is better, as in Green Chartreuse vs. Yellow Chartreuse vs. brown chartreuse (Jagermeister).

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12/28/2011 12:56 AM

water based plastics make into digestable plastics used for food additives can be used to wrap the foods they are also put in ?

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12/28/2011 11:28 AM

Corn is making a niche in that type of packaging. But when something is green, usaully means theres a premium $ to be made/paid.

Which is another kind of green........or used to be.

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12/28/2011 1:39 AM

Some of the greens eg.Jute fibres, bio-degrade the lakes/ponds to such an extent that nothing can live on these water.It is extremely expensive to treat these high BOD water.Can it be really called green?

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