Evergreen Packaging has launched choosecartons.com, an interactive Web site designed to educate and encourage consumers to consider the eco-friendly attributes of packaging in their purchasing decisions.
According to the company press release, cartons provide several environmental benefits, including the following:
- Consumers who choose products in a carton are taking home an average of 94% product and only 6% package.
- Cartons are made with renewable materials—more than 70% of the Evergreen carton is made from paper, all from trees from responsibly managed forests.
- Cartons are made with renewable energy. More than 50% of the energy used to make the cartons comes from biomass.
- More than 42 million households have access to carton recycling.
The site provides information on how to increase carton recycling, and how to get a carton-recycling program started in your community. It also offers interactive games and “green” tips, and includes a showcase of recycled-carton art.