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Market Trays are Ideal Containers

September 13, 2012
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If I weren’t working for Nashville Wraps and gardening on the side, I think I’d start a gift basket business. I love giving containers full of gifts selected especially to suit the person on my gift list. One of the things I enjoy most about creating gift baskets is deciding which container to use. Containers [...]

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Nashville Wraps from Recycled Beginnings

August 24, 2012
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Nashville Wraps’ own Kathy Green describes how her brother Robby Meadows started the company. Robby and I were raised by thrifty and resourceful parents. Our Dad rarely threw anything away. Rubbish-rescued odds & ends often made their way into his DIY projects. Once he made a patio light cover from Mom’s discarded aluminum bun warmer! [...]

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Our Carbon Footprint

May 23, 2012
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When I go hiking in the mountains, there are reminders posted on the trail that say “pack it in … pack it out”. It means if you bring something on the trail, take it back with you. Helping to keep the trail in its natural condition is being responsible with the resource. Another way to [...]

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Are paper bags killing trees?

April 6, 2012
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Recently I went on a hiking trip with a friend in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. I hadn’t been on that particular trail since I was 16 years old. I kept saying that I remembered the trees being bigger and more of them. My friend said it was just my memory embellishing the forest [...]

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Gracie Greene is One Recycled Doll!

July 22, 2011
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After attending countless birthday parties for her children’s friends and shopping for the “perfect gift”, Catherine Zahn realized the gift should be fun and have a meaningful impact on children. That is when her idea of making dolls from recycled products and the concept of Gracie Greene™ was born, along with her company Trashion Dolls.

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Saving Trees One Gift Bag at a Time

June 20, 2011
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Terri Martin wants to change the way people think about reusing gift bags. After digging through her used gift bag pile, she discovered they were neither made in USA or of recycled material. That prompted Terri to start a business that made sense for the environment. Gift ‘n Grow offers eco-friendly, 100% recycled paper gift [...]

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Reusable Bag Update – Plastic vs. Cotton Bags

May 2, 2011
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Every time I go to the grocery I take an impromptu poll on people that bring their reusable grocery bags. It’s about 20% now at Publix depending on which clerk you ask. Last year it was 15%. Remember when activist groups were freaking out over “billions of plastic bags”? So now we have billions of [...]

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When we ban plastic bags.

January 31, 2011
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A few years ago that strong, thin and sort of crinkly plastic was thought to be a modern miracle product; now it seems to be the poster child for all the undesirable elements of our disposable society in general. Many would like to see us change… and we should.

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About Compostable Snack Packaging

October 12, 2010
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In order for packaging to be green it should be reusable. How do you reuse a bag that chips came in? Unless you have some creative idea in mind for it, you (should be able to) toss it into the recycling bin!

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California Cans Plastic Bag Ban

September 20, 2010
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On August 31, 2010, the California State Senate rejected the proposal banning single-use plastic bags. It would have been the first statewide ban on plastic bags in the U.S.

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