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How Manayunk Goes Green

A look at how businesses are going green.

With the second annual Eco-Arts Fest kicking off Saturday, take a look at how businesses on Main Street "go green."

  • Consignment shops like Upscale Resale, and reduce the amount of clothes Americans throw away by nearly 70 pounds annual. 
  • sells a variety of locally-made organic products 
  • merchandise is made in the country and at least 50 percent is made within five miles of the gallery.
  • plates and utensils are 100 percent biodegradable and their products are made with organic and natural ingredients. 
  • Many of ingredients are local and rgb-free.
  • offers local and organic produce including Trickling Springs Creamery, Capogiro, Bobbi's Hummus and Mompops Gournet Popsicles. 
  • , , , get ingredients from local farmers and even uses produce from its own garden.
  • The Couch Tomato offers cash incentives to customers who bring their own reusable takeout containers and 's recycles its fryer oil to power greenhouses and local trucks.
  • The recycles all of its spent grain at local farms
  • features a carbon neutral tie collection that is made of 30 percent recycled materials and recycles old, unloved pieces of jewelry into new pieces.
  • has carpeting that is made from corn, 100 percent PECO wind-powered energy and spa beds made from sustainably-sourced hard woods and PVC-free tops.
  • offered handpicked, used books and allows music lovers to trade in some old tunes for something new.

 

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