Tom Neltner, Boma Brown-West and Michelle Harvey This is the second in a series evaluating the challenges in single-use food packaging waste. In the late 1980s,...
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By Amy Highland There are “green” options for almost everything on the market today. However, those claims are not always justified, and those made for...
Clean labels, products free of artificial ingredients and synthetic chemicals, are becoming increasingly popular with consumers of all ages. But as consumer demand for healthy, all-natural products continues to climb, the food industry is struggling to adapt. Clean labels pose numerous benefits to society, helping people make healthier decisions at the grocery store, making the food industry more sustainable and improving our relationship with the environment.
The power of collective environmental action should not be a surprise when it comes to promoting the transition to a cleaner, greener planet. There are many simple changes you can make to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. But how can businesses, particularly those first starting out, embrace the same techniques to reduce their carbon footprint, and encourage others to do the same?
Eco-friendly, green standards, eco-labels... These are all common words used in sustainability conversations, but consistent definitions and standards can be hard to come by. Better definitions could help consumers and organizations make smart purchases that are good for people and the planet.
On March 8, 2017, the Annual Meeting of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) was held under the theme “What It Means to Be Greener: Eco-labels and Standards for Environmentally Preferable Products.” The meeting included exhibits from Leaders in Energy, Arlington County Green Home Choice, LED Source DC, and several others.