sustainability

American Made Plastic Bags Don’t Deserve to Be Banned – Here’s Why

April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day! Let’s set the record straight. With all the bad press plastic bags get in the media today, Nashville Wraps wants to keep bringing you the truth so you can make informed decisions as a retailer. We sell both paper and plastic bags, but we feel plastic bags are getting a bad rap and […]

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Budget-Friendly & Fun: Paper Raffia Print & Metallics

April 8, 2016
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Have you seen our new Paper Raffia in Prints and Metallics? These small-scale patterns are so much fun tied on a cute gift box – no need for gift wrap! Almost like a wired ribbon, raffia has a “memory” so it’s great for creating simple bows.

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New Window Take Out Boxes Take the Cake – and the Cobbler

February 26, 2016
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It’s a new era for food packaging, folks. Gone are the days of not being able to see at a glance what sort of delicious leftovers or delectable desserts hide inside an eco-friendly take out box. Husbands and wives will no longer accidentally grab the other person’s leftovers for lunch the next day. Scrumptious cobblers and slices […]

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Mexican-Inspired Taza Chocolate Helped Pioneer the Stone-Ground Chocolate Movement

January 8, 2016
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With Valentine’s Day just a month away, who doesn’t want to talk about chocolate? One of Nashville Wraps’ favorite chocolate customers is Taza Chocolate in Somerville, MA just outside Boston. Founder Alex Whitmore took his anthropology degree and love for history and culture to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2005. It was there when he had his first bite […]

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TruBee Honey: A Sweet, Sustainable Success Story

July 26, 2013
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I first experienced TruBee Honey earlier this summer at the Porter Flea Market in East Nashville. “Queen Bee” Laura Kimball (above) was giving out samples of different vintages of honey – produced locally in beautiful Arrington, Tenn. – and it was love at first taste. As I tried to decide which sweet flavors to take […]

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It’s Easy to Be Green at East Nashville’s Green Wagon

April 19, 2013
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Nestled in a little house near East Nashville’s 5 Points, The Green Wagon has a big mission: To make living sustainably convenient for their customers. Owner Jennifer Casale’s dream of creating a green general store, stocked only with natural and organic products sustainably made in the USA and locally produced whenever possible, was funded with […]

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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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Why Vegan Baker Anita Shepherd Loves Our Packaging

February 3, 2012
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This week we are featuring our customer Anita Shepard, owner of Electric Blue, a Brooklyn, New York baking company. Anita is a chef and food writer for Bon Appetit Magazine and various food blogs. She is also a menu consultant for vegan and gluten-free options and has recently started a cooking video series. We are very […]

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