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Goats Discovered Coffee

A popular story about how coffee was discovered is that a goatherd in Ethiopia noticed his goats eating beans from a particular tree, after which they got more energetic than usual. He tried them as well, and found that they made HIM more energetic too…



Definition and Benefits of Packaging Reduction Strategies

Courtesy of the EPA-

Packaging and containers account for a significant portion (23 percent) of the municipal solid waste stream in the United States, equal to about 39 million tons per year.6 As with wasted food, there are many benefits to reducing the amount of wasted packaging, including:
• Cost savings from:
• Purchasing less packaging materials, and
• Avoided disposal of packaging materials.
• Environmental benefits by avoiding:
• Transportation energy and emissions from packaging production and waste transport,…



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