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A Better Product That Does Less Harm is Worth the Premium

Posted on: March 29th, 2021

There’s no denying that zero waste and sustainably sourced products can be more expensive. But did you ever think that what you’re paying for is a better product that does less harm? When organic food products started appearing on shelves in popular specialty retailers like Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market, they were still considered niche…

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Current Climate Crisis Impacts Are Much Closer Than You Think

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy for climate, is warning Americans that we may only have nine years left to avert the worst consequences of our current climate crisis. In a recent interview with CBS News, Kerry said, “Well, the scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst…

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Why is Sustainability Important for Brands in 2021?

Posted on: January 29th, 2021

Not long ago, businesses could easily thrive in the market with nothing more than a great product, a great story and a sprinkling of differentiation from the competition. But as today’s consumers become more sophisticated and demanding regarding social responsibility, a great product or story is no longer enough. This leads to the question, why…

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Material Possessions are Outweighing All Living Things on Earth

Posted on: December 17th, 2020

If you had any doubts about humanities insatiable appetite for material possessions, we offer the following evidence. According to a new report, by the end of this year (2020) the combined weight of all human-made objects will exceed all living things on Earth. What’s even more alarming is that for every person on the planet,…

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Ocean and Landfill Waste Turned into a Nylon Replacement?

Posted on: October 5th, 2020

Recycling is the art of converting something which is considered waste into a viable, reusable solution. Luxury automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover is doing just that by using Econyl nylon components made from ocean and landfill waste. “More and more of today’s products are being manufactured with recycled content,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency…

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Food Packaging at Fast-Food Restaurants Release PFAS into Your Food

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

A new report from Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit group, and the Mind the Store campaign, an initiative of the organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, has found that some food packaging at your favorite fast-food restaurants contain high levels of PFAS chemicals. The food packaging in question consists of burger boxes, disposable bowls, wrappers and other…

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Sustainability Efforts High on Consumer Lists During COVID-19

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020

As a direct result of COVID-19, and its restrictions on normalcy, people now find themselves with more time to think. When they do, they’re reminded of the fragility of our world and how important sustainability efforts truly are. In a recent survey conducted by Kearney Management Consultants, participants were asked about their attitude towards environmental…

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Eco Friendly Packaging Materials Provide Benefits Throughout Your Business

Posted on: July 17th, 2020

Companies across the globe are beginning to investigate how eco-friendly packaging materials could benefit their current business model. Still, others shy away from the concept of eco-friendly packaging based on a lack of education and assumptions which are oftentimes misunderstood in the industry. As a manufacturer of molded pulp products for over 30 years, with…

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Pepsi’s Molded Pulp Rings are Poised to Change the Industry

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

Pepsi is trying to do its part for the environment by exploring more sustainable packaging materials across its portfolio of products. In this case, molded pulp rings for their beverage cans. Their molded pulp rings are claimed to be completely recyclable, as well as compostable and biodegradable, which is a huge environmental differentiator in the…

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Sustainable Packaging Materials Help Amazon Centers in India

Posted on: June 29th, 2020

Last year, Amazon committed to eliminating single-use plastic in its packaging across all of its fulfillment centers in India by June of 2020. That goal has become a reality. Materials such as bubble wrap have been replaced with more sustainable packaging materials such as paper cushions and packing tapes are now “100% plastic-free biodegradable”. Amazon…

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