Choosing food that has less packaging means fewer materials were created to begin with, and therefore wasted once the product is opened or used.
Thanks to its box-free cereal packaging, Malt-O-Meal makes precycling at the grocery store an easy option. Its cereal uses 75 percent less consumer packaging than a cereal packaged with a cardboard box.
Using fewer materials for packaging saves energy, water, raw materials, fuel for shipping and more. From start to finish, a product that uses less packaging saves resources and contributes less waste. To give their consumers the option to go from low-waste to no-waste, Malt-O-Meal teamed up with Terracycle to help encourage proper disposal of their cereal packaging.
See how this one small change to product packaging really adds up by taking the Malt-O-Meal and Earth911 trivia challenge: [Free] Food for Thought: Quick Quiz. Small Change. Big Prize.
Earth911 will post a new trivia question every day this week (December 10th -14th). By playing, you’ll not only have amped up your precycling prowess, but each question you answer correctly counts as an entry to win a $100 VISA gift card and a year supply of Malt-O-Meal cereal!
Visit us on Facebook to play, or this micro-site if you prefer to not authorize a Facebook app. Good luck!
Editor’s Note: Earth911 partners with many industries, manufacturers and organizations to support its Recycling Directory, the largest in the nation, which is provided to consumers at no cost. Malt-O-Meal is one of these partners.