Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Since then it has been recognized by numerous organizations, taught in schools, and celebrated by earthlings worldwide. Today we’re taking time to recognize the 49th annual Earth Day.

Doing Our Part

StarLite Cuisine celebrates our Earth in our daily practices and procedures. Our packaging is printed on 100% recycled paper. It is not “oversized” (no one wants to pay for a big box with less inside!). By using smaller packaging we reduce the amount of resources needed for each box. The ink used to print our text and artwork is agri-based ink.

Printed on the side of our box!

At StarLite Cuisine, our ingredients are bought and sourced locally. We try to implement environmentally friendly practices at all levels of our company. At the end of the day, employees at the manufacturing plant are allowed to take home surplus fresh ingredients. This prevents food waste. By choosing to make plant-based products we are actively creating a more sustainable future. We strive to produce delicious appetizers and entrees that compliment your lifestyle.

Tips

Here are a few tips to help reduce your environmental impact:

  1. Try a Meatless Monday! Many studies have shown that animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change. There is a rapidly expanding market of meatless alternative to your favorites. Many of the foods we eat on a daily basis are easily veganized. Plant-based food bloggers have created thousands of recipes available online to help guide your meat-free meal. Websites like HappyCow can make eating out an enjoyable experience!
  2. Reduce or eliminate plastic consumption. Plastic is one of the main pollutants in our oceans, and is causing harm to many marine species. Everyday alternatives like metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes, produce bags, reusable water bottles, and glass food storage containers are becoming more easily accessible.
  3. Shop local. Purchasing a local item in place of a non-local one has many benefits. Local items contribute more to your community’s economy. Items from local businesses can often be of higher quality than their mass produced counter-parts. Lastly, small businesses truly appreciate your support!
  4. Walk or ride a bike (when possible). Weather permitting, a bike ride to your destination is a healthy alternative. Plus it’s a terrific way to get in a quick workout and see things from a different perspective.

It is crucial that all of us are conscious of our eco-footprint. Small every day actions add up over time, and it’s preferable that those actions help our environment instead of harm it. You can find more helpful tips on our Pinterest board: Sustainability!

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -The Lorax

Smiling Planet Earth