It is hard to believe that 2013 marked the 43rd annual celebration of Earth Day! This year, the Earth Day Network announced that the main focus of Earth Day will be to help put a face to climate change. One of the easiest ways to help prevent climate change is through a commitment to minimizing waste and recycling as much as possible.
Did you know that in 2011 Hormel Foods was able to reduce their solid waste to landfills by 29 percent and completed 33 packaging reduction projects to reduce materials used by 4.2 million pounds?! Isn’t that amazing? To learn more about these successes and many others please visit the Hormel Foods Website.
In our home, we are taking steps to minimize our own waste. We do not buy single serving snacks, are working on reducing our paper towel use by choosing cloth, and we recycle when we can. When I pack The Boy’s lunch for preschool, I use reusable containers. I could do a better job by not sending a juice box and using a thermos instead, but juice boxes can be a fun treat on a busy school day.
If your family eats deli meats, choose products that are known for their eco-friendly and sustainable packaging, like Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats. They come in packaging made of 100 percent recycled material – making them the only national brand that features 100 percent recycled packaging. Just last month, Hormel® Natural Choice® launched their new line of Family Pack deli meats – perfect for feeding a large group and cutting down on your trips to the store.
What are you doing to reduce your waste and recycle in your home?