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Welcome to delicious Destinations, a GourmetStation blog. Through the charater of T.Alexander and occasional real-life guests, our aim is to share with you light-hearted fun ideas about food, gift giving, entertaining and culture. At the same time we would love you hear from you. Please share your experiences from home or abroad.

Commitment To Green

Posted: September 22, 2008
by: T.Alexander

Going “Green” is no longer just a trendy statement here in the US. Green represents a major shift in the way we perceive our planet including the other peoples, nations and creatures that inhabit it with us. Seth Bauer, editorial director of the Green Guide by National Geographic puts it this way – “If billions of people are going to live on the planet, natural resources need managing and waste will be a major concern….We know that one of the most important ways to protect the planet is through consumer environmentalism: buying and using things – from the food you eat to the clothing you wear – with an eye on the resources required to make them and the waste they become.”

We at GourmetStation want to assist you and your gift recipients in being mindful of the packaging used for shipping our food gifts. Depending upon the gift you purchase, there may be up to 9 different types of packaging, most which may be reused or recycled. Below is a guide to help you in determining whether to recycle or reuse the packaging.

  • Corrugated Shipping Box – Recycle

  • Foam Insulating Panels – Check with your local recycling agency to determine if they will accept foam panels for recycling. If they do, remember to peel away aluminum foil heat barrier

  • Entrée Containers and Appetizer Containers – Recycle or Reuse (Great for left overs)

  • Cheesecake Containers – Recycle or Reuse

  • Gold Aluminum Foil – Recycle

  • Soup Containers & Lids – Recycle or Reuse (Great for making soup batches & freezing)

  • Gel Packs – Reuse (Great for summer picnics!)

  • Bubble Wrap – Reuse or recycle (Great for wrapping holiday gifts)

  • Poly Bags – Reuse or recycle