Green packaging: thinking outside the box

Tilvee Eco Ethical Skincare

Instead of cutting down trees for its packaging, Tilvee uses wrappers made from ground limestone that don’t require water in the manufacturing process. The stone “paper” uses about half the ink a paper wrapper would.

Pangea Organics bar soap

Turn your Pangea Organics soap bar wrapper into a flower. Just peel off the label, flatten the amaranth seed–embedded biodegradable paper package, and soak it in water for a few hours or overnight before you tamp it under 1/8 inch of soil.

Twist sponges

Twist reusable sponge cardboard wrappers are designed to become bird feeders, so instead of piling up in a landfill they can perk up outdoor spaces. Go to for instructions.

Eden Foods soymilk

Don’t turn away from soy milk cartons just because they’re not recyclable. Edensoy’s lightweight aseptic cartons don’t require refrigeration in transport or on store shelves, which means lower greenhouse gas emissions.

HappyBaby puffs

If HappyBaby organic fingerfood containers are shaped like Method’s former wipes containers, it’s because the company is saving thousands of Method’s discontinued bisphenol-A-free packages from going straight to the recycling center.

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