DESOTO, Kan., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Small steps can help reduce your
family's carbon footprint -- that all-important measure of your effect on
the environment. Still, the average American generates 20 tons of carbon
dioxide -- a heat-trapping greenhouse gas -- every year, according to the
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). That's about the same amount as
putting three new cars on the road in each instance.
Environmentally friendly choices in the grocery store can help reduce
the amount of trash your family generates, contributing to reduction of
your carbon footprint. For instance, Chinet Classic White and Chinet
Casuals Plates are disposable tableware made from 100 percent pre-consumer
recycled material, material that would otherwise go into a landfill.
Both lines are certified chlorine-free and are biodegradable in home
composting. The process takes about 60 days and the end result is a great
base for your flower or vegetable garden. Plus, Chinet Classic White and
Chinet Casuals tableware are still microwave safe and available in a
variety of sizes.
"Chinet has a heritage we're proud of in making strong plates that help
create strong memories when friends and families gather and a long history
of protecting our environment," said Julie Stoetzer, Chinet Brand Marketing
Manager. "We pursue sustainable processes in production through
preservation of natural resources because we care about our planet and the
impact we have on everything we touch."
Huhtamaki American, Inc., makers of Chinet products, practices
sustainable processes in the production of both consumer and specialty
packaging. By using recycled materials in the production of molded fiber
products Huhtamaki annually saves:
-- Nearly three million trees each year
-- One billion gallons of water which is equal to the supply of water for
a city of 10,000
-- 65 million gallons of oil or the equivalent of 31 million gallons of
These green efforts, along with programs to reduce its pollution and
power use, have earned Huhtamaki a number of awards, including the
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Achievement Award.
For more information about Huhtamaki sustainability efforts processes,
SOURCE Huhtamaki American, Inc.