Forget cans. #ShopCartons to Save Trees this Month!

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As much as I’d like all of our food to come from our garden and local farms, there are still things we need from the grocery store. I do my best to avoid anything that comes in a can, so I’m always on the lookout for products that come in cartons. Cartons area a much more eco-friendly solution to food packaging, and they don’t contain icky chemicals that can leach into your food. The first time I saw our favorite tomatoes in a carton, I nearly jumped up and down right there in aisle 6!

Top 3 Reasons You Should Choose Cartons at the Grocery Store:

  1. They are recyclable & renewable 
  2. Cartons keep the contents inside super fresh
  3. Cartons take up less space in your fridge so you can buy even more groceries for the kids! 

Visit the Choose Cartons Blog!

You can learn more about the benefits of choosing cartons at, a blog for eco-conscious parents (particularly moms!) that teaches the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling through DIY projects, upcycled crafts, and fresh ideas. They also speak to the importance of using renewable resources, and as the name suggests, the positive effects of choosing cartons at the grocery store!

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If you’d like to see more options in cartons at your local store, get to tweetin’! During the month of July, the folks at the blog are partnering with Trees for the Future to donate a tree each time the hashtag #shopcartons is mentioned! That’s what we greenies call a double win. :)

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Since 1989, Trees for the Future  has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and our country programs, we have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.

By partnering with Trees for the Future, Choose Cartons, an Evergreen Packaging initiative, aims to help replant as many of the valuable resources they use for their packaging as possible.

You can help!

During the month of July, Trees for the Future is donating up to 10,000 trees. All you have to do is tweet and a donation will be made! Pretty cool, huh?

Just be sure to use hashtag: #ShopCartons.

Tweet #ShopCartons and have a tree planted in your honor! Click for details via

What kind of packaging do you prefer? Do you choose cartons over cans?



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