New TV series to focus on sustainable packaging, but is there a catch?


While some of Hollywood's best and brightest were out hobnobbing with other industry folks at the 2013 Oscars, it appears that actor Martin Sheen was focused on packaging.

Sheen, perhaps best known for his performance as President Josiah Bartlet in "The West Wing," will feature sustainable packaging in an upcoming series to air on PBS, according to a news release. This In Focus with Martin Sheen series will look at various ways that companies save money and help the environment by reducing the amount of packaging on the goods and items they produce and sell.

Okay, so at first glance this series sounds interesting, especially because the release specifically mentioned plastics. The news release touted that this Martin Sheen show will be carried on public television outlets across the United States and will profile different companies across the economy that have reduced their ecological footprint and their expenses by embracing sustainable packaging.

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