Monthly Archives: September 2015

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SIGN THE PETITION !

09 10 15

lemon-2Bmesh.jpgDear Readers, Minimal Lifestylers and Zero-Waste bloggers,

I just created the petition
BAN THE USE OF PLASTIC PACKAGING FOR ORGANIC PRODUCE“.
We have until October 5th to make our voices heard at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)! The idea is to put the topic of packaging pollution on the agenda of the next, or following meeting of the NOSB, which creates the guidelines followed by the USDA’s National Organic Program in the USA.

Please help by adding your name
HERE.
Thank you for your time and care.
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STOP THE PLASTIC PACKAGING OF ORGANIC PRODUCE

09 09 15

styrofoam.jpg4 organic bananas

time to consume: 1 week
material: wrapping = transparent stretch film (material undisclosed)
tray = PS (polystyrene)
labels = adhesive paper

time to biodegrade: paper = 1-3 months   plastics = hundreds of years
(source :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodegradation)
distributor : Market Basket, Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., USA
origin of produce : Columbia
manufacturer of packaging : Cryovac, Sealed Air corp., USA

styrofoam-2Bempty.jpgOrganic produce is packaged IN MANY TIMES MORE PLASTIC than conventional produce. Read More