Environmentally friendly packaging from Amazon

March 21, 2015

Did you know that Amazon doesn’t only help its customers by providing all the products they need in just a click? Amazon also helps the planet through its innovations one step at a time.


Amazon now ships their packages using corrugated containers. These containers are known to have at least 43% of recovered fiber. Meaning, these containers could be surely used again for other paper products. This also goes for larger products being shipped such as kitchen appliances, televisions, and household items. And did you know that those air-filled pillows that protect your shipment are also recyclable, not to mention non-toxic? If by chance a customer won’t be using the cushions anymore, all he or she has to do is to deflate it so they won’t take up much space when you throw them away.

Aside from using eco-friendly materials, Amazon has also started to make sure that the boxes they use for packaging would just be slightly larger than the product itself to ensure more efficient waste disposal and of course, to save more materials. Having the right-sized boxes not only reduced waste but also the number of packages they had to ship. In the long run, this means a reduction in transportation costs to which are known emitters of harmful gases.

Amazon also revolutionized the online shopping with the use of digital gift cards for Amazon.com. Amazon was able to reduce plastic and paper usage by 45% by issuing the digital gift cards. read more

Top Green Development Areas in the US

May 31, 2014

Many areas within the U.S. have begun to implement green housing and green living techniques in order to build more sustainable environments for future generations. Although there are many areas that are contributing for the betterment of environment, the areas listed below deserve special mention due to their hard work and determination towards building a completely sustainable setting. read more

Is Veganism Better for the Environment?

March 29, 2014

One diet that is becoming popular is veganism. Veganism is a way of eating that eschews all animal products such as meat, dairy products, eggs, and even honey. Some people choose to become vegan for animal rights purposes. However, others choose to become vegan because they believe it is better for the planet in a myriad of ways.

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Florida’s Trials and Tributaries – A Look at Florida’s Environmental Issues

February 10, 2014

Florida is a gorgeous state, and when most people think about it what comes to mind is sunny beaches and Spring Break. However, the Sunshine State plays an important role in the sustainability of our planet through its diverse ecosystem.

Florida’s ecosystem has been drastically altered over the last five decades by urban development as the population has increased. This has negatively affected the health of the Florida ecosystem. Abiotic and biotic components of nature are needed to provide the means through which solar energy is transferred through the biosphere’s phosphorus cycling and other major nutrient cycling. read more