Reality Sucks: It’s Hard to Be Green Even When Your Product Is Biodegradble

On average, my malti-doodle, Uma Thurman uses two doggy bags a day. As part of my resolution to be more eco-friendly in 2012, I decided to use biodegradable dog poo bags. It makes me feel like I'm doing my part for the environment in a very intentional way. And it reminds me daily of the need to be a good environmental citizen. Not only are the bags biodegradable but the dispenser was made from biodegradable alternative plastic. All great. The only problem is the "clam" packaging. It's very non-biodegradable. Whatsup with that?   According to Lewis Hamowy of Greenberry Eco Industries  trying to create eco-friendly packaging is a lot harder than creating eco-friendly products. Hamowy says while he hates the "clams", (those ridiculous plastic packaging nightmares that require either really good scissors or a paper cutter to open) there really isn't an alternative out there, at...

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