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PETITION ROUND 2!

04 06 16

garlic.jpg3 heads of organic garlic
time to consume: 2 weeks
material: mesh = polyethylene (PE)
label = paper
staples =
steel
time to decompose: PE = hundreds of years
paper = 1 to 3 months
steel = corrodes depending on environmental conditions

Dear All,
Sorry for the immense length of time that went by since the last post.
We were super busy turning into Studio Habeas Corpus; more on that later I promise.

Meanwhile, GREAT NEWS on the petition front:
the topic of Packaging substances used in organic food handling IS on the agenda of the upcoming spring meeting of the NOSB [National Organic Standards Board], which will be held April 25-27, 2016, in Washington DC. Read More

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PETITION DELIVERED

10 26 15

yogurt.JPG 1 cup of organic yogurt
time to consume: 5 minutes
material: container =polypropylene (PP)
label =cardstock
 lid = aluminum foil
time to decompose: container – hundreds of years
label – 2 months
lid – never

Dear All,
A huge THANK YOU for voicing your opinions on the necessity to move out of plastic & metal packaging for organic produce.

On October 5th, 2015, I delivered the petition to the National Organic Standards Board through their comment platform. It is now available to be viewed by all members of the board online, and will also be given to them as a hard copy. Read More

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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