Archive for March, 2012

Be Green Packaging Launches Online Business to Business Web Store

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SANTA BARBARA – Be Green Packaging announced today the official launch of its new web-based packaging store, which will allow small restaurants and consumers alike to purchase plant-fiber trays, plates, cups, and other foodservice items directly from the company.  The web store was developed with the intent of streamlining the ordering process for small businesses and customers looking for smaller quantities of product.  Interested parties will be able to order cases of the company’s packaging from the new website via debit or credit card and have the product shipped to any location worldwide.  Be Green will be running the operation out of its new manufacturing and distribution facility located in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

The company will be offering a full foodservice line consisting of plant fiber plates, trays, sample cups, clamshells and sushi trays.  Be Green’s compostable and recyclable packaging is manufactured from annually renewable bulrush fiber.  The company has distinguished itself from other purveyors of fiber packaging by garnering a host of independent, 3rd party environmental and social certifications from organizations such as the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Intertek, the American Institute of Baking (AIB), BPI, the Non-GMO Project, and Western Michigan University’s Recycling Program, among others.

“This website is a direct response to demand from businesses, universities, schools, restaurants and other smaller customers that do not fit into our traditional distribution system.  We are really aiming to simplify the ordering process for them.” Stated Ron Blitzer, CEO of Be Green.  “The goal here is to make our packaging accessible to anyone interested in embracing sustainability.  This move is not intended to compete with existing distributors who will continue to have the best prices in the supply chain.”

In addition to the e-commerce site, Be Green also maintains an active news blog, which is regularly updated with information on the company’s achievements and community outreach programs.  Be Green also maintains an extensive homepage that provides in-depth information on a wide variety of topics on all aspects of the company.

Be Green Packaging to Sponsor 2012 Sustainable Packaging Coalition Spring Meeting

SPC logoSANTA BARBARA – Be Green Packaging announced today that it will be one of the official sponsors of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s 2012 Spring Meeting held in Toronto, Canada.   The SPC conference provides an industry-wide forum for business leaders and professionals within the sustainable packaging field to share their knowledge and expertise with the intention of fostering collaboration throughout the packaging supply chain.

This year’s event will feature speakers from around the world covering topics such as 3rd party certifications, waste reduction, social media and how these subjects relate to and enhance the goals of the sustainable packaging industry.  As an innovator in the plant-fiber packaging field and a company that holds an array of 3rd party certifications, Be Green has sponsored this year’s event in order to bring greater awareness to the fiber packaging market.

Be Green Packaging built its global reputation in the industrial packaging market based off its work with Gillette (P&G) on the award-winning plant fiber tray for the new Gillette® Fusion ProGlide® razor.  Be Green has also established a significant presence in the food service sector due to its pioneering work with Whole Foods Market.  The Santa Barbara based company, which developed the world’s first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM plant fiber packaging, is currently in the process of opening the first US-based plant fiber packaging manufacturing facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

“The SPC and Green Blue provided us with so much of the science and background for what we have done since our founding in 2006,” states Be Green CEO and President Ron Blitzer.  “We are now in a financial position to give back and our sponsorship of the 2012 Spring Meeting reflects our continued commitment, support and appreciation of the SPC.”

The SPC 2012 Spring Meeting will be held April 23rd-25th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.  For more information visit the SPC website.

Be Green Packaging LLC. manufactures and distributes Cradle to Cradle Certifiedcm, tree-free, and compostable packaging for the food service and consumer markets.  The company designs and engineers products made from annually renewable plant fibers that are safe for people and healthy for the planet. Be Green is currently in the process of opening the first plant fiber manufacturing facility in the US in Jasper County, South Carolina.  The plant will be operated according to Cradle to Cradlecm principles. For more information about the company, please visit



Report: Packaging Consumers Keen to Go Green (Packaging Digest)

green planet leafBy Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor — Packaging Digest, 3/13/2012 12:38:45 PM

In the most recent research conducted by Perception Research Services, shoppers demonstrate that they are interested in choosing environmentally-friendly packaging. Significantly more shoppers state they would like to choose environmentally friendly packaging compared to 2010 (36% vs 28%), with fully half still willing to pay more (despite the economy). This is especially true of younger (under 40) shoppers. Over half (59%) of our sample state that seeing environmental claims on packaging positively impacts their behavior (to either buy more of the brands they usually do, or switch to others).

Be Green Supports Edible Institute’s 2012 Annual Conference

Edible institute be green packagingThis past weekend, Santa Barbara, CA hosted the Edible Institute’s 2012 Annual Conference, which saw over 75 Edible editors from across the country converge to attend workshops, talks, and presentations covering all aspects of the local food movement.  Influential writers, thinkers, and producers were invited to speak at the event which was also attended by outside editors from such publications as  the LA Times, NY Times, Bon Apetite and Real Eats, among others.  Edible Communities, which put on the event, is the organization responsible for the Edible magazines that have recently become a staple in various cities across the country.  The quarterly publications cover topics related to the burgeoning local food movement in their respective cities and regions.

Be Green worked with Christie Communications to donate plates and soufflé cups to the event which served up a wide selection of Santa Barbara local foods and wines.

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