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On May 4th, 2019, we participated in Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Clean-up annual event.  In April 2019, American Rivers named the Hudson River among America’s most endangered rivers. 

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An explanation into the difference between bioplastics and other packaging materials used by CVB

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A summary of my week at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition Spring Event at the beginning of April

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What is Single-Use Plastics Anyway? “Single-use” is The Collins Dictionary 2018 word of the year.  A popular definition and one in the 2018 UN Environment report defines single-use plastics as “plastic intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.”   The inference is single-use plastic s items can be eliminated and/or …

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In 2018, our blog post “Circular Economy: Re Options” briefly outlined the various options available to the consumer at the end of a products life:   Reduce,  Reuse, Repair, Remanufacture and Recycle.   The focus of the blog was on recycling plastic bags which is the product we make.  The blog added the “Request” “Re” at the …

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What is sustainability? Prior to 2018, I naively viewed the term as a buzz word meaning something to do with being “green”. Solar, wind, recycle, organic, all natural, compostable, sustainability etc all representing a “green” movement. I lumped them all into one theme out of ease and laziness. I viewed the term as something that was either too large to act upon or too small to consider. My perspective has changed.

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“Request” May Be A Key “Re” To A More Circular Packaging Economy The “Re” words are prominent in the sustainable movement and key to a move toward a more circular economy.   In brief: Reduce: Use less whenever possible Reuse: Keep existing products in use longer Repair: Continue use of product through minor repairs and module …

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Harvard University Executive Education on Sustainability In June of 2018, I applied to the Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program. The program is a 5 day educational event at Harvard University on sustainability and how to incorporate it into organizations. When I was accepted into the program, excitement to be exposed to this level …

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I was honored to have attended the European Plastic Converters (EuPC) Conference “Plastic Packaging and the EU Plastics Strategy” on Sept 25 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. I cannot thank the people from the EuPC enough for the invite and hospitality. The conference was the end to a quest that began this past winter. In January …

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Compostable bags take a different track to Sustainability All organic matter will eventually biodegrade including plastic made from fossil fuels. However, the time-frames organic matter biodegrades varies on an exponential scale. The term biodegradable is essentially meaningless without being tied to a specified time-scale and environment. This is a major reason the term “biodegradable” is …

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Clear View Bag and the Circular Economy A circular economy refers to a regenerative economic system whereby waste and process by-products are turned into new inputs for new products. The regeneration is achieved through material choice, long lasting design, maintenance, repair, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. The circular economy perspective is in contrast to a linear …

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