December , 2019
We keep hearing of how our oceans are becoming more and more polluted with plastics, and the abundance of cheap natural gas is a driving force behind the problem.
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.
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.
Good things are happening in our schools when it comes to actively pursuing sustainability.
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...
Demand for compostable PLA plastic products and rPET plastics in the United States is growing!
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.
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...
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!
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...