Saturday, February 15, 2014
Girl Scout cookies are taking an eco-friendly turn
Today marks the start of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and we don’t know about you, but we’re pretty stoked. And this year, we have more to look forward to than the cookies.
What could be better than shoveling an entire sleeve of Girl Scout cookies down your pie hole in one fell swoop? Knowing that those cookies came from eco-friendly packaging, of course!
Instead of a paperboard box covering, three cookie varieties will come packaged in a thin film shaped like a box (the little plastic tray that keeps the cookies nice and organized also helps the film hold a box shape). The new packaging cuts 150 tons of paperboard and allows more cookies to fit on a truck, saving fuel.
The Girl Scouts have been tinkering with the new lower-waste design for several years, but this year the packaging will be found on more varieties. The Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot and Cranberry Citrus Crisps will be wrapped in the low-waste packaging.
Also, while not touted as eco-friendly, the Girl Scouts’ Cookie Finder app will help you locate the cookie booth sales closest to you, saving you time and fuel. The app covers all zip codes in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Another good thing about Girl Scout cookies? You never have to worry about what to do with leftovers.