Avoid Plastic - Choose Glass for Quality and for the Environment

Plastic is choking our oceans and land fills. It is clear that we all should avoid plastic. Every time we buy a product in plastic, we are polluting the planet.  Plastic can be recycled, but just once, and even when it is, the recycled material easily erodes spreading tiny plastic particles into our rivers and stream.  Small animals mistake the plastic for food and then larger animals eat the smaller ones.  Plastic then becomes a part of every living creature up the food chain.

Avoid Plastic Tubs and Other Plastic Containers that Contain Food

Plastic is also a terrible way to package food.   Although it looks solid, it is porous and allows outside air to mix with the contents in such products as green superfoods.  That's why green superfoods packaged in plastic often are more brown than green. For more than 40 years, Pines has always packaged in glass.  In fact, we go farther than just using glass.  We use special metal caps that allow us to remove the oxygen from each bottle. Without oxygen, our green super foods stay fresh between filling the bottle and when you open it.  Our tight fitting caps allow you to seal the product.  That ensures a bright green color and high nutritional density.  Dr. Charles Schnabel established this packaging standard as well as our 100% organic growing and harvesting standards are the same ones established in 1937.  Dr. Schnabel is known as "the father of wheatgrass."  Pines still uses many of his same fields and still operates one of his laboratories.

Avoid Plastic Bags but Avoiding Plastic Tubs is Even more Important

Many natural food stores now require customers to use paper or cloth bags and avoid plastic bags.  That is great!  But do you know that each time you buy a green super food product in one of those big plastic tubs, you are bringing the equivalent of 20 or more plastic bags into our environment.  What good does it do to use a cloth bag and fill it with product packaged in plastic?  You might be saving the planet from one plastic bag, but all those products package in plastic could equal hundreds of plastic bags taken home in your one cloth bag.  Here's a short video that makes that point:

Plastic Container Equal to 18 plastic bags from Pines International on Vimeo.

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my plate - fixed right The Centers for Disease Control found that only one in ten people eat enough dark green veggies. They also found dark green veggies protect us from disease common to modern society.  That's why the USDA food plate (at left) made veggies the most important food group. No matter how many vegetables you eat, you probably need more.  PINES products cost less than other vegetables and provide more nutrition.  Please use our store locator to find a location near you where you can buy Pines. Also, feel free to order online. All Producst - white right