The latest news — Boulder is considering a fee on plastic bags at grocery stores! We all know that Boulder is green, but how far are they willing to go to ensure their sustainable rep? Will the community support this ban/fee on plastic and paper bags?
Perhaps laws will be formed, fees will be enforced, materials banned… So in the mean time, you better go out and invest in a reusable grocery bag.
7News reported: “Researchers estimated that Boulder citizens use somewhere between 9 million and 53 million plastic bags a year, and that a fee could generate as much as $3.7 million.
Turns out Telluride, Aspen and San Jose, CA have already banned plastic bags and put a fee on paper. Sounds like Boulder would be wise to enforce these regulations as well!
Reuseit.com is a cool website to start browsing accessible and stylish eco-friendly tote bags for all your grocery adventures!
It’s not official yet, but I’d say there is a pretty good chance we will be seeing a lot more reusable bags and a lot less plastic & paper at the grocery stores.
Last summer I had the pleasure of interning at EVOL Foods, located locally in Boulder, Colorado. EVOL Foods (love spelled backwards) is an all-natural frozen foods company that distributes made-from-scratch deliciousness to all hungry stomachs nationwide. I spent most of my summer representing EVOL as Brand Ambassador at awesome events like the Bolder Boulder, Dispatch concert, Dave Matthews Caravan in Chicago, and Outdoor Divas Triathlon.
I know what you’re all thinking, but EVOL strays far from frozen food’s bad rep by using high quality and humanely raised ingredients. It’s protein packed, nutritious, and delicious. I am a huge fan of not only their burritos (*Shredded Beef), but also their Flatbreads (*Goat Cheese, Pesto & Portabella) and Bowls (*Fire Grilled Steak). As a college student, it’s all about the convenience factor of popping it in the microwave, panini press or toaster-oven. Tastes homemade. Especially when adding personal touches like avocado slices and 505 Green Chili. Yum. In fact, EVOL was recently featured in “Eat This Not That” for the best frozen burrito (Cilantro Lime Chicken).
I am inspired by this small company for their admirable values and food philosophy. They are all about sustainability (internal and external), green manufacturing and sourcing local ingredients. Supporting local companies like EVOL are key to a healthier and happier community.
You can find the full-line of EVOL products at Whole Foods!
You can also visit your local grocery store and find EVOL burritos in the freezer section.