As public awareness increases on the topic of a healthy ecology, so do their purchasing choices. The general public is now proving that they prefer to buy from companies that are making smart ecological choices and will especially support those companies that are taking these choices to the top levels of going green in a carbonNeutral effort. The carbonNeutral effort reduced the carbon footprint of a company so that it equates to zero, thereby not impacting the ecology. There is even a better investment of the public dollar when they find out a company has reversed the pollution process completely and are using sustainable energies to actually ‘give back’ to our ecology.
More and more companies are producing their products with less fossil fuel based packaging and increasing their packaging using recyclable or earth friendly containers. The shipping industry has been slow to adopt any kind of replacement of the typical Styrofoam packing materials. In the 1980’s there was a plant based edible version, but the cost during that time didn’t allow the widespread use of the ‘edible peanuts’ (as they were known). The cosmetic and beauty aids industry has been particularly behind the times when it comes to earth-friendly packaging. Many of the companies pack and repack in layers of plastic, which is fossil-fuel based. Boxes and containers are not made of any recycled materials and yet the prices for these products continue to skyrocket. Manufacturing facilities in these areas have also been slow at adding any earth-friendly or sustainable energy practices.
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