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Some Nitty Gritty on Product Packaging


Did you know that according to the Recycling Council of Ontario, by the age of 6 months, the average Canadian has consumed the same amount of resources as the average person in the developing world would consume in a lifetime.

Although necessary for preservation, health & safety purposes, among other things, packaging is often required. However, it takes alot of resources and energy to create product packaging, that is often thrown away after just one use. Think of the time, energy and resources that go into the production of packaging and many types of packaging are difficult to reuse or recycle at all.

TIDBIT: The government of Canada knows that packaging is necessary in many applications for health/shelf life purposes, convienence etc., all you need to do is take a look at your local grocery store to see the massive amounts of unnecessary packaging there is in the marketplace today.

TIDBIT TIP: Make smart purchasing choices, and only purchase products that meet your accepted standards, is it made from recycled materials? Can it be recycled? Is there extra packaging? Consumer demand for greener ways to package should be in order! Thankfully due to an already increasing demand in this area, governments are now too asking about sustainable packaging practices whilst conveying the message of a better tomorrow. Sustainable packaging looks at the entire life cycle of the packaging, from acquiring the raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, and consumption to some sort of disposal or reusal.

There are over 10,000 landfill sites in Canada, let's not add to that! 70% of waste could be reused or recycled.
And just FYI, $1 of every $10 spent on food goes to packaging...

*Babar Too uses only recycled packaging that can once again be reused or recycled & organic natural materials wherever possible, including paper products, glass & avoiding aluminum. All our packaging is purchased within Canada.


We like to reuse funky recycled cardboard boxes for our shipments like these shoe boxes. Tea boxes work great too!

An interesting link for more information on 'green' packaging is: http://packaging-vu.blogspot.com/


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