I am pretty aware when it comes to packaging and trying to become more aware all the time. But I have to admit that I have never thought a whole lot about what re-closable packaging means for the environment. That is until a couple weeks ago when I opened a bag of Lundberg brown rice. As I turned the package over for cooking instructions I noticed this clever little section telling me that by switching away from re-closable bags, Lundberg saved 15% of the materials that go into the bag! By doing this, they save 35,000 pounds of plastic from going into landfills each year. Ok, two thoughts here:
1. Will I use a glass jar to save 35,000 pounds of trash? Heck yes!
2. If you ever doubted what a difference little changes could make in changing our world, let this show you that just changing the kind of rice you buy can make a big difference.