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15 Creative Companies That Found a Greener Way to Do Business

Cut paper instead of bubble wrap, raw pasta instead of plastic stirrers and straws, and even garlic knots instead of plastic pizza savers — it’s good to know that there are more and more companies who are trying to make their work more sustainable. So, next time you notice that your local bakery is using cardboard ties on their bags with bread, don’t think that it’s a drop in the ocean. It’s a big step toward a cleaner planet and these steps should be acknowledged and encouraged.

We at Bright Side wish more companies would follow the example of these 15 businesses that try hard to offer more environmentally friendly products and services. Let’s appreciate these green solutions together!

1. The protection for this package was made from cut paper instead of bubble wrap.

2. “This coffee shop uses pasta instead of plastic as coffee stirrers.”

3. And this restaurant offers raw pasta as straws.

4. “The components for my new vacuum are all packaged in paper instead of plastic.”

5. “My bag has a list of ways to reuse it.”

6. “My local coffee shop recycles milk containers as carry trays.”

7. “This grocery store uses lasers to print a label on the produce instead of using a plastic bag or label.”

8. “The cover of my microwave dinner is parchment paper instead of plastic.”

9. “This supermarket had tiny paper bags instead of plastic containers to reduce waste.”

10. These bread ties that are made of cardboard instead of plastic.

11. “This bag of apples is in cotton mesh instead of plastic.”

12. “KFC Australia now has paper packets and cardboard spoons, replacing the plastic.”

13. “Drinking straws made from dried wheat stems instead of plastic or paper”

14. “Instead of plastic straws they use edible straws.”

15. Many pizza manufacturers use little plastic pizza savers to prevent the lid from collapsing onto the product...

...while this pizza place uses garlic knots for the same purpose.

Which of these sustainable designs would you like to see more often and why? Do you know of any other companies that try to make their products and services more environmentally friendly?

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