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EARTH WEEK: 360 Vodka April 23, 2009

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360_bottle_lightbackgroundOkay, you might call it a stretch to include vodka in the Earth Week collection here at Shinypackages but the fact of the matter is that food and beverages are getting greener all the time.  Just look at the stats for this premium spirit.

-Distilled using state-of-the-art equipment that’s 99% more efficient than traditional pot-still methods

– 85% recycled glass bottle

-100% recycled paper label printed with water-based inks

-Each bottle comes with a swing-top closure designed for infinite reuse (a lot of people reuse the bottle for olive oil and vinegar).

– Swing top cap can be returned in a postage-paid (recycled paper) envelope
for reuse and $1 is donated to an environmental charity for each swing
top received.

To celebrate Earth Week, try this Earth Day cocktail called the EcoTEAni

1 oz 360 Vodka

2 oz sweetened green tea

garnish with a mint sprig or lime twist

360 Vodka is available across Canada for around $42 a bottle


Little Softies Goes Green March 31, 2009

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scotties-envirocare-jpeg-4We turn the calendar to April tomorrow and that means Earth Day is coming up (April 22). I suspect Earth Day 2009 will see more green products hit the market than ever before. Everyone seems to be getting the message that we should choose green whenever we can.

Next time facial tissues are on your shopping list, look for Scotties EnviroCare. It’s Canada’s first 100 per cent recycled premium tissue. I held up a single tissue and compared it with another premium brand. The colour and texture were nearly identical. Plus the new Scotties come in four pretty boxes. Apparently 75 per cent of shoppers are influenced by package design when buying facial tissues (oh, that blue one will look nice in the bathroom).

$1.25 to $1.69 per box