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  • Be #CartonSmart this Holiday Season and Get Great Taste While Saving the Environment

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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    These days, we all care an awful lot about protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, and minimizing waste. This holiday season, consider buying and using staples packed in Tetra Pak cartons. Here's why:

    • Tetra Pak® cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
    • Cartons use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans . . . or even an egg!
    • Cartons are stackable and space saving, and easy to store and open. Keep your pantry neat and toss your can openers.
    • The unique packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives.Product quality is exactly the way it was intended to be.
    • Cartons are recycleable and result in 60% less landfill waste than cans.
    • Cartons are re-closable so you can use what you need and save the rest for later.

    You know you need:

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    Chicken stock – perfect in everying from soup to stuffing to gravy

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    Pumpkin Puree – not just for pies, but for cheesecake and even homemade pumpkin spice lattes

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    and Cranberry Sauce, which you can put in a salad, turn into a dessert, or mix with mandarin oranges for a super easy side … like this:

    I love that Pacific Foods Chicken Stock comes in small cartons that are the same size as my kids' single-serve organic milk drinks. When I use the large cartons, I always have some leftover that I forget to use up or freeze, so these smaller cartons are perfect for those times when you're not making soup, and just need a cup or so to finish off a dish {I used it in pasta just the other night!}.

    Check out Become Carton Smart for more information on the benefits of choosing cartons instead of cans, as well as recipe ideas. You can also Tweet @CartonSmart or Follow #CartonSmart on Pinterest for even more suggestions and ideas!

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    1. scrapper al says:

      My understanding is that Tetrapaks are not recyclable because they are a mix of paper, plastic, and sometimes metal. http://heartofgreen.typepad.com/heart_of_green/2009/03/tetra-paks-recyclable-green.html

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        I’d read that too, but then I read that it just depends on what’s available in your area. I also like that they are generally BPA-free {although I could be wrong about that … let me know if I am}. Will have to check on that!