Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sustainable containers

It seems they've invented the (recycled) paper bottle complete with its own paper cap. This container is designed to store food as well as many other product types. If this is viable, it could revolutionize the packaging industry. No more plastics in landfills or forming large islands in the Pacific. Note that the bottles are made while stuck together in a mold-like configuration, making storage and transport much more efficient.

On a related note, more stores in Calgary are charging money for plastic bags and some are moving to ban them outright. We've done our part and bought a few re-usable bags. They're huge and hold a lot. The grocery store we bought them from (Sobey's) will replace them at no charge if they break. Ya gotta like that.

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