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Be Green Packaging Receives the First Cradle-to-Cradle Certification for Food Packaging

Submitted by: Be Green Packaging, LLC

Categories: Environment, Sustainability

Posted: Jul 25, 2008 – 09:00 AM EST

 

Jul. 25 /CSRwire/ - SANTA BARBARA, CA - July 25, 2008 - Be Green Packaging, LLC (Be Green) is pleased to announce that their line of bulrush packaging has been awarded and certified "Silver" Cradle to Cradle by MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC). MBDC is a leading environmental consulting firm focused on helping companies implement new approaches to sustainability and prosperity. Be Green Packaging's certification comes after a ten-month study of its bulrush fiber and sustainable design. Be Green's bulrush packaging has successfully met the certification criteria for: Materials, Material Reutilization/Design for Environment, Energy, Water and Social Responsibility.

Be Green Packaging, LLC designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes tree free compostable food containers such as bowls, plates, clamshells, and trays for the food service, deli, vegetable, meat, fish, and poultry industries.

Be Green Packaging's products are currently in distribution in 37 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Be Green Packaging's sales and marketing is managed from Santa Barbara, California, which is known as the birthplace of environmentalism in the United States. Their office is located at 18 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

More about the certification:

Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) assesses products on a number of criteria, such as the use of safe and healthy materials; design for material reuse and recycling; efficient use of energy and water throughout production; and instituting strategies for social responsibility. The Cradle-to-Cradle design paradigm was developed by William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart, and the certification program is administered by their firm, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). In May 1, 2007– The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that projects seeking certification under the LEEDÆ Green Building Rating System(TM) can now earn an "Innovation in Design" point by using the Cradle to Cradle program for certified building products. Cradle-to-Cradle certifications have been awarded to The United States Postal Service, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Cabot Corp and Carnegie to name a few.

For more information, please contact:

Megan Havrda Be Green Packaging, LLC
Phone: 805.456.6088

 

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