Sustainable Packaging Coalition Finds Biodegradables Aren’t So Green

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), an industry working group committed to promoting innovative packaging that is eco-friendly, found that biodegradable waste has an overall negative impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

While there are some landfills that can capture methane gas generated by waste and convert it into energy, the percentage of energy conversion is relatively low.

This recent greenhouse gas study supports the idea that we should reuse and minimize the waste we send to landfills.

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About Wilma

As G.E.T.'s Sustainable Products Manager, I have more than 15 years of experience managing quick serve and casual dining restaurant foodservice promotions. And what do I know about sustainability? Well, I read eco research, study best practices, and follow Mom’s example by reusing grocery bags and recycling cans. Like many of you, I am looking for ways to apply environmental research and eco-friendly best practices in our schools, companies, and communities. I'll share what I learn, and pass along some tips-- mine and others-- you can apply to your own "green" goals.
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7 Responses to Sustainable Packaging Coalition Finds Biodegradables Aren’t So Green

  1. Olivia says:

    I posted about this myself recently, and it was a pleasure to read your view on it Wilma.

  2. Leesa says:

    Fine document, I seriously count on up-dates from you.

  3. Morton says:

    Bookmarked, I love your site! :)

  4. Wilma says:

    You are very welcome! I am glad you found this information helpful.

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