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Transportation-Related Air Pollutants

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2012, transportation represented approximately 28 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. Between 1990 and 2012, GHG emissions in the transportation sector increased more in absolute terms than any other sector (i.e. electricity generation, industry, agriculture, residential, or commercial).” – Environmental Protection Agency

 

Automobile Pollution

 

While we understand and have said many times, “Not everything about Green is black and white,” (Think about it…is an electric car that’s powered with electricity created by coal all that Green?) we encourage our readers to check out what the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that we as consumers can do to reduce transportation-related air pollutants in this Consumer Information Action Guide.

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Why Are Polystyrene Products So Yesterday?

The biggest problem with the environment is human behavior. Therefore, it is our own individual actions, no matter how small, that will have the most effect in saving the environment.” – Susan Stark

 

When we first launched Legacy Green, our sustainability program, the relinquishing of polystyrene products was our first initiative.

 

The Earth Resource Foundation has a very thorough explanation of why products like Styrofoam are harmful to our world. Although many institutions have moved away from using these products, the ultra-low cost of it is simply too hard for some to ignore. If that’s not backward thinking, then we don’t know what is.

 

Did you know that we offer a full line of 100% compostable boxed meals?

 

Boxed Meals - 100% Compostable

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