Helping Men Go Green

Is green the new pink? Yes, according to 80 percent of respondents in a recent study of American consumer behavior. According to the study, going green is "more masculine than feminine, " and men are less likely to carry reusable shopping bags and drink bottles. That shouldn't be.

Fotolia 8491600 XSIs green the new pink? That’s what a recent study of American consumer behavior suggested, when more than 80 percent of respondents said going green is “more feminine than masculine.” The study, conducted by marketing company OgilvyEarth, said that men are less likely to carry reusable shopping bags and drink bottles. If that’s true at your house, then please share the following points with the guys, then point them to Lunchville’s selection of reusable products for men!

• Disposable drink bottles, plastic baggies, lunch bags, and take-out containers are wasteful and bad for the environment. According to the Clean Air Council, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons each year to circle the equator 300 times.

• Food packaging such as plastic wrap, metal cans, and many plastic and aluminum drink bottles contain toxic chemicals that can leach into your food. For example, aluminum drink bottles require a lining, which historically has contained BPA, a chemical compound that Canada has banned and declared toxic. Meanwhile, in the United States, BPA is still used to make shatter-proof plastic baby bottles and drink bottles, and it is present in the linings of all canned food products.

• Disposable packaging and convenient single-serving food and drink items are expensive! It’s much cheaper to buy food in bulk and pack individual servings yourself in reusable containers. You’ll also save money when you no longer have to purchase plastic baggies, paper lunch bags, and bottled drinks for a single use—and you’ll quickly recoup your investment on any new reusable items.


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