Natural Gas Fracking Creates More Plastics
We keep hearing how the burgeoning explosion of hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) for natural gas is fueling the demise of coal and oil for energy production. While natural gas may, as a cleaner-burning fuel, have a lower carbon footprint than other petroleum-based energy products, there are also significant downsides, including increasing the availability of raw …Read More
A Quarter of Earth’s Population Faces Extreme Water Crises
As the climate continues to change and the planet’s population continues headlong with explosive growth, more and more people face outright water shortages that threaten their local cultures, and even life itself. The New York Times has published a very good article explaining the issue: A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises – The …Read More
Scientists say farmers could grow their way out of the climate crisis!
Whether we think about it or not, those of us who have been in the compostables sector for some time have a connection to agriculture and farmers. All of our products are made strictly from plant-based renewable materials, and our products, when they go to waste after being used, can be regenerated into new plants …Read More
YIPPEEE! Schools Get A+ in Sustainability.
Good things are happening in our schools when it comes to actively pursuing sustainability. The big bonus here is that our well-educated students will integrate these concepts and ideals into the social fabric and pass them along to future generations. Waste360 explains: Schools Get an A+ in Sustainability
“Wasted!” the movie
Produced by the Rockefeller Foundation and featuring the late Anthony Bourdain, “Wasted!” (2017) is one of the best sources of information about our global wasting of food, and responsible and easy-to-understand projects to drive change for the better and stop the waste!
U.S. Brands Face Shortage of Recycled PET Resins
Demand for compostable PLA plastic products and rPET plastics in the United States is growing, so much so that shortages of both raw materials are becoming a headache for suppliers. Keep in mind that there are structural differences U.S. and European packaging operations, and unlike Europe, this increase has been driven largely by consumer sentiment …Read More
Are all plastics the same to recycle?
Alas, this is a challenge to us all. On the surface, we all think that any plastic can be recycled with anything else that is plastic, right? Well no, that is a misconception. Plastics are widely different and cannot be recycled together. That is why most plastics have little mobius symbols with a number to …Read More
China’s Largest Landfill Reaches Capacity Decades Ahead of Schedule
When discussing why compostables are better then standard single-use plastics and paper goods for foodservice and other uses, a typical opposing argument is that simply landfilling or burning the trash for energy is more effective and less expensive. This is hardly true once we consider the rate at which we are dumping our waste in …Read More
Compost a Clear Winner by Reducing Carbon in Atmosphere
We frequently hear from customers that they are worried that the composting process may actually be harmful to the environment by creating more carbon emissions. Fortunately, that is simply not true at all! Dr. Sally Brown, a Research Professor in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, published a fantastic article detailing how their …Read More
What is composting? How does it work?
Composting is the natural decomposition of materials, through physical and chemical changes, back into natural soil humus. This different and much more beneficial than simply allowing a material to biodegrade (defragment), since everything on the planet – from the simplest plant to rock and concrete – will “biodegrade” given enough time. Anything. Here is an …Read More