Brands are starting to make an impact by creating reusable, recyclable, or otherwise good-for-the environment packaging. There are multiuse and compostable food wraps made with bee’s wax to keep your cheese fresh, along with silicone baggies for your fruit (to replace all that plastic). Expect even more shoppers to come to grocery stores with their own vegetable bags. Whole Foods Market is calling it BYOVB, and we’re very on board.
mbg picks: Here at mbg, we’re always thrilled to see brands upping their eco ante and taking an environmental stance, and this year, a number of major players have pledged their allegiance to the earth. Seed Phytonutrients‘ beautiful, eye-catching shampoo and conditioners leave your hair silky smooth. Sustainability editor Emma Loewe loves Method cleaning products, which she says, “was one of the first companies to create bottles made out of ocean plastic (over five years ago!). The brand continues to push for better packaging across its long product line. For instance, its soap bottles are made of 100 percent recycled plastic.”