Archive for June, 2010

Top 10 Green US Brands

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A recent survey shows the top green brands worldwide. The sample size was 9,022 and it was conducted February 27, 2010 to March 24, 2010. The study found that 60% of consumers around the world want to buy from environmentally responsible companies. In the US, 35% surveyed said they plan to spend more to buy green products, down 4% from 2009. Further, almost 80% of US respondents said they were more concerned about the economy than the environment. So here is the Top Ten US Green Brands in 2010:

10. IKEA– Never ending quest of sustainability

9. Microsoft– Innovating to improve the planet

8. Publix– Get into a green routine

7. SC Johnson– Improving products, reducing resources, strengthening communities

6. Aveeno– Nature + Science

5. Google– Helping to build a clean energy future

4. Trader Joe’s– Natural, hard to find foods

3. Tom’s of Maine– Green care products made responsibly

2. Whole Foods Market– Implementing the Green Mission

1. Burt’s Bees– Best for you, the environment, and the greater good

The First Recycled Ceramic Mug

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Neato. It’s the first ever recycled ceramic mug. Starbucks brought it to life in a zero waste factory in Japan which creates mugs from reused clay from old ceramic mugs and dishes. Its green packaging has an earthy look and feel while limiting the amount of material giving great visibility to the mugs themselves. Designed by Alice Friedel from the Starbucks team.

More on Starbucks environmental efforts here.

Eco-packaging of Note

Friday, June 25th, 2010

There’s no doubt green packaging is on the rise. It is being applied to retail products that are generally targeted to younger people- another sign that the phenomenon is spreading- because kids aren’t supposed to care right?

The design is extremely simple and neat. The headphones are wrapped around a single piece of cardboard without the use of any glues or plastic. Very clever and eco-friendly. Designed by Corinne Pant, a student at UQAM in Montreal.

Nokia Bike Charger

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Introducing the Nokia Bicycle Charger. It charges your phone while you ride your bike. A cyclist will have to maintain a speed of 4 mph to engage the powering of the cell phone. Biking at 6 mph for 10 minutes will charge the phone with enough power to talk for 28 minutes. This is only an approximation. The powering elements vary on the type of phone and the biker. A 2mm charger jack limits the number of phones that can be used with this charger. Also, it comes with a mobile phone holder that attach to the handle bars. Word is that it will be released in Kenya this summer and worldwide later this year.

Lastly, we do not recommend texting while biking.

More Info: Bike Charger Specs PDF

Welcome!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Welcome to the Sunrise Packaging green packaging blog. We’re delighted you found us! This blog is devoted to providing you with information about our hyper eco-conscious world. There are so many fascinating  green technologies, products, and trends  surfacing everyday, so we’d like to share them with you.

Yes, we are a business that offers sustainable packaging solutions, but we’re also enthusiastic about environmental responsibility both at home, and at work. We hope that our natural passion for environmental awareness is transmitted through our blogosphere. Happy surfing and please, come back anytime!