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The Café Near You Might Be Using 'Green' Plastic. Is That An Oxymoron?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, 'green' plastic, technology, sustainable, recycling, green, business, greenproducts, food )

Cal
- 799 days ago - onearth.org
Marked with loud green stripes and all-cap claims like "100% compostable" or "made from renewable resources," these products aggressively present themselves as earth-friendlier alternatives to traditional throwaways. T



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Carol H. (229)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 4:57 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:26 am
Noted.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:16 pm
Noted this Oxymoron!! Thanks Cal.
Very interesting subject, that also could confuse a lot of people!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:36 pm
Better to promote cheaper refills in your own reusable container. Of course it'a an oxymoron!!
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:54 pm
i don't think making fake fur from plants and not petrolium would work

the whole point of it is to be fabric
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:24 pm
Noted & Twittered
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 6:17 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Nancy C. (812)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:31 pm
The company is owned by Cargill...does that ring a bell? Rainforest abusers... The Problem With Cargill
I use stainless coffee and water containers...
 

John Gregoire (264)
Friday October 19, 2012, 6:31 am
I have had some of this junk in my compost pile for going on two seasons and it behaves just like cheap plastic. The utensils do react to the compost heat and melt a little but the plates, cups, etc keep on living.
 
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