November 20, 2006
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San Diego, CA. The Honest Kitchen announced today that it has taken additional steps towards ‘greening’ its corporate and distribution operations.
During the hot summer months, the company’s food-grade manufacturing facility installed sky lights and altered some work shifts to make use of the cooler late night and dawn hours for production and packaging to cut electricity usage for air conditioning.
The company uses energy-efficient computer equipment and monitors, has installed long-life, CFL light bulbs in its corporate offices, and operates solar powered security lighting for outside areas.
Lucy Postins, The company’s director of marketing, commented that the corporation will also undergo ‘green certification’ in the coming months, one step of which involves purchasing green power units, to offset the carbon emissions from its own energy consumption.
The Honest Kitchen will be gradually phasing out its plastic buckets in favor of more environmentally sensitive re-sealable bags in early 2007. “While the buckets have been viewed by some as part of our trademark, the plastics they are made from are tied in with gas production, and their bulky nature means extra packaging materials are needed to ship them to our customers” states Postins. “The bags are much more compact and therefore smaller shipping cartons and fewer packing peanuts are needed” she continued. “We’ll also be transitioning to recycled corrugated and corn starch peanuts in the near future.” Ms Postins concluded.
The Honest Kitchen’s commitment to environmental issues was reinforced by its attendance at the Green Festival in San Francisco earlier this month, where it was able to showcase its products to a highly receptive target audience of Bay Area consumers and store owners.
More information on The Honest Kitchen can be obtained from its web site www.thehonestkitchen.com or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel 858 483-5995; Fax 858 483 5998.
The Honest Kitchen was established in 2002 and manufactures a line of dehydrated, human grade diets for dogs and cats.