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Gum Spotlight: Simply Gum Natural & Biodegradable Mint Gum

 

 

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Regular chewing gum is packed with artificial substances such as plastic, aspartame, and BHT.
Because we only use natural ingredients, our gum is not only better for your body, it's also biodegradable and better for the planet.

 

Ingredients
Natural Chicle Base
Organic Raw Cane Sugar
Organic Vegetable Glycerin
Organic Rice Flour
All Natural Flavor

 

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About Simply Gum

We started Simply Gum because we wanted a gum that was natural and delicious. A gum that we’d be proud to chew and proud to share.

It turns out that regular chewing gum is made of a plastic base and filled with questionable substances like aspartame and BHT. Consumers are kept in the dark because the FDA allows brands to hide synthetic ingredients in the catch-all term "gum base" on the label.

We knew we could do better.

And so we created a line of chewing gum, followed by a line of breath mints, that reflect our core values: Real ingredients, delicious flavors, and beautiful packaging.

We hope you like them as much as we do. www.simplygum.com

 

 

Company: Simply Gum
Brand: Simply Gum
Origin: USA
Category: Chewing Gum
Packaging: 15 pieces
Claims: biodegradable, natural ingredients
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $15.99 (6 Pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitewww.simplygum.com

 

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Drink Spotlight: Koa Natural Olakino

 

 

 

The perfect drink? It’s quite a claim, but Koa is quite a beverage. Purified by nature and squeezed from 12 fresh fruits and vegetables. Koa is unlike anything else, redefining our ideas about healthy living. Koa delivers only the healthy part of fruits and vegetables – more than you may have thought possible from a natural beverage.

  • Domestically grown
  • Naturally squeezed
  • Responsibly bottled
  • 74 minerals, 9 vitamins, 0 bad stuff
  • 100% biodegradable and recyclable

 

 

About the company

Koa is a natural Olakino. Olakino is the healthiest parts squeezed from fruits & veggies. Olakino retains the natural goodness but skips the bad stuff. That means Koa can boast naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and anti-oxidants without any additives or calories. A guilt free detox? Some might call that magic, we just call it Koa.

 

 

 

Company: Koa
Brand:  Natural Olakino
Slogan:  Naturally Good
Origin:  US
Category:  Juice
Packaging:  375ml
Claims:  100% biodegradable and recyclable, 0 calories, 9 Vitamins, and 74 Minerals
Variants:  View product range here
Price: $59.99 per 15 bottle case
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online (Coming soon)
Website: http://www.drinkkoa.com/#top

 

 

 

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Carlsberg to launch world’s first biodegradable beer bottle

 

 

Carlsberg unveils latest Carlsberg Circular Community initiative at World Economic Forum in Davos. New Community partners also announced.

DAVOS, 22nd January, 2015 – In the context of its participation in a panel on Wasteless Supply at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Carlsberg today announced a ground-breaking agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.

Carlsberg has initiated a three-year project with packaging company ecoXpac, with the collaboration of Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark, to develop a biodegradable and biobased bottle made from sustainably sourced wood-fiber, to be known as the “Green Fiber Bottle”.

All materials used in the bottle, including the cap, will be developed using bio-based and biodegradable materials – primarily, sustainably sourced wood-fibers – allowing the bottle to be responsibly degraded.

Commenting on the announcement from Carlsberg HQ in Copenhagen, Andraea Dawson-Shepherd, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, said: “At Carlsberg we are firm believers in the importance of a circular economy in ensuring sustainable future growth and development on our planet, and today’s announcement is excellent news. If the project comes to fruition, as we think it will, it will mark a sea-change in our options for packaging liquids, and will be another important step on our journey towards a circular, zero-waste economy.”

This latest initiative forms part of the Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC), a cooperation between Carlsberg and selected partners whose aim is to pursue a circular, zero-waste economy by using the Cradle to Cradle® (C2C®) framework when developing and marketing new products. The CCC currently comprises six founding partners, with two new partners, ecoXpac and 1HQ (a global branding agency), announced today. Its goal is to have 15 partners by 2016.

 

 

About Carlsberg Group

The Carlsberg Group is one of the leading brewery groups in the world, with a large portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. Our flagship brand – Carlsberg – is one of the best-known beer brands in the world and the Baltika, Carlsberg and Tuborg brands are among the eight biggest brands in Europe. More than 45,000 people work for the Carlsberg Group, and our products are sold in more than 150 markets. In 2013, the Carlsberg Group sold 120 million hectolitres of beer, which is about 36 billion bottles of beer.

 

 

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Personal Care Spotlight: Green Beaver Citrus Natural Deodorant

 

Citrus Sport 24 Deodorant ingredients : Glycerin, aqua, sodium stearate, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, steareth-100, usnea barbata (lichen) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, sodium bicarbonate, ethylhexylglycerin, stearyl alcohol, bisabolol.

Key ingredients :
Aluminum free !
Unique anti-odour complex composed of natural citrus enzymes and lichen provides extra protection for active people
Soothing chamomile and aloe will help to soothe sensitive, damaged or burning skin resulting from shaving

Goes on clear
Will not leave any white residue
Not mushy or too hard
Available in four organic scents; lavender, wild yam, citrus and tea tree.
An unscented deodorant is also available
Biodegradable, vegan, gluten free, nut free

 

Company: Green Beaver
Brand: Green Beaver
Category: Personal Care
Origin: Canada
Claims: Vegan Friendly, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Biodegradable
Packaging: 50g
Price: $5.99
Where to Buy: On Website
Websitegreenbeaver.com

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Concept Cellphone Uses Sugary Drinks For Energy Source

A concept phone utilizes sugary drinks as the power source for a cellphone, making the battery biodegradable

I’ve been trying to quit soda for the past few weeks thanks to too many hours on Reddit and constant streams of photos that displayed how much sugar was in a can of Coke. As a result, there are untouched cans of soda sitting my fridge with no one to claim them, but it felt irresponsible if I just gave them to the kids next door. If only this eco-friendly concept cellphone existed. The design, by China-based Daizi Zheng, claims that a Nokia phone could be powered solely on sugary drinks. Now there’s an interesting use of leftover Coke that’s much more excitable than cleaning the rust off my pennies.

According to Zheng’s thesis, the phone would contain a chemical board that can form a reaction to utilize sugar enzymes and carbohydrates and convert them into electric power. The phone would work with most sugary drinks; in fact, more sugar means longer battery life. When the sugar and carbs are all used up as battery, you’re left over with a liquid that’s biodegradable, and the phone can be cleaned, refilled, and reused once again.

“Bio-batteries are fully biodegradable and have, on a single charge, a potential life-span three to four times longer than conventional lithium batteries,” Zheng writes on his website. Keep in mind, however, this design would be used with a basic, barebone phone, so no sticky touchscreen and apps here.

Coke powered nokia phone leftover liquidSince the design aims to be environmentally-friendly, it’s probably better to use straight sugar water than Coke or other packaged sodas, considering how they tend come in plastic bottles or cans — both of which are already pretty expensive to recycle. Still, it would be cool if the phone doubled as a drink bottle so you can choose to either gulp your soda or conserve it for more phone battery. This rationale would force the user to pick between drinking an unhealthy beverage or forgo it for the sake of your gadget’s usability. However, since the sugar disappears as the phone uses up the battery, it is unlikely that the soda you do end up drinking from the phone would taste any good. We also have to wonder if the fizzy noise would interfere with your sugar high calls.

It’s an interesting approach at multi-purposing a notorious food item, and such a gadget would make a neat science experiment for kids to learn about the wonders (and potential harms) of what sugary drinks means to them, and the chemical world.

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Bio-Degradable Coca Cola Bags Replace Iconic Bottle

A new Coca Cola bottle design throughout Central America is actually a plastic bag. This helps keep costs down and is good for the environment!

We all know the iconic Coca Cola bottle, which, to be honest, looks like a curvy model, with its unique contouring and shape. However, what many people do not know is that rather than drink Coca Cola out of these bottles, many men and women throughout Central America actually drink Coca Cola out of a plastic sandwich bag. Why is this? Simply put, the cost of the bottle itself plus the fee for recycling raises the price, making it too expensive for even the most addicted Coca Cola drinkers.

In an effort to provide an easier way to drink…and promote further branding, Coca Cola has come up with “The Coca Cola Bag.” This bag is in the same shape of the bottle but made out of plastic that is bio-degradable and therefore eco-friendly (way to go Coca Cola). The bag is able to lock in the fizz and provides a more interesting drinking experience. Furthermore, men and women do not have to pay for the bottle, which includes the recycling fee.

Full Article @ WY

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