Trader Joe's juiceLast year, Naked Juice announced with much fanfare its reNEWabottles — made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials.

Last week, I discovered that another company’s made the switch to recycled bottles with a lot less hullabaloo. That company? Trader Joe’s.

Look at a 32-ounce bottle of Trader Joe’s brand juice, and you’ll see a recycled symbol with a “100″ inside it embossed near the top (a close look above). That looked exactly like the sample bottles Naked had sent me last year — so I tried turning over Trader Joe’s bottle — to find that it is indeed 100% recycled and recyclable too!

Neither company’s juice smoothies are organic, but green shoppers will be glad to know that more companies are adopting greener packaging — especially since a 32-ounce bottle of Naked Juice’s Green Machine costs $5.99 at Whole Foods, while the same-sized bottle of Trader Joe’s Very Green Juice costs $3.99. Honestly, my taste buds can’t tell the difference between the two. Can yours?

Naked Juice at Whole Foods

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