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Alter Eco, Forever lifting the ethical bar for our industry…

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Alter Eco ups the ante on sustainable packaging

The company takes its impressive commitment to sustainability a step further.

Author: Rachel Cernansky | May 30, 2019

Originally Article Available Here

Alter Eco announced earlier this spring, in partnership with the Climate Collaborative and OSC2, a commitment to all recyclable or compostable packaging for its entire product line by December 2020. The company has already been using some compostable pouches and wrappers, but taking on all packaging for the full product line meant tackling a wider range of needs.

Streaming now On-Demand: The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic @ Expo West 2019

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Did you miss The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic panel at Expo West 2019 in Anaheim?

See below for on-demand streaming, and access to session materials presented at one of our favorite sessions at Expo West, The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic. Tune in around minute 1:12:30 to hear more from our co-founder and Executive Director, Lara Dickinson, on the need to support radical collaboration initiatives in our industry, like the Climate Collaborative’s Climate Day  and OSC2’s Packaging Collaborative, and the need for companies at all-levels to step up and fight to eliminate small form bar wrappers from our waste streams.…

ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Compostable Packaging

by Dan Kurzrock April 25, 2019

Original post at: ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Compostable Packaging

Optimism about packaging in today’s single-use culture can feel hard to reach. Rather than crumple up our dreams of a more sustainable future and toss them out the window, we’ve always felt inspired to find a better way. Cars aren’t going away, but they can become electric.

Inhale. Exhale.

An Expo West Recap from OSC2

For the past few years we have been witnessing a shift in consciousness and intention within the natural products community. The trend continued this year at Expo West. We were blown away by the number of people in attendance at the various workshops and education sessions, in addition to our annual convening on the show floor to see the ever growing variety of progressive natural products.   

Check out OSC2 and our members this week @ Expo West

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Headed to Anaheim this week? Check out the programs and events below for an inspiring mix of the natural products industry in action.


STAFF PICK

A Seat at the Table for All: The Benefits of a Unified Natural Products Industry

March 7 (Thu)
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1

Free To All Super Pass/Edu. Day Pass Holders!
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Tune in for the next Climate Collaborative Webinar on Jan 25 @ 11am Pacific

Crops, Cattle, and Climate: Potential Solutions to Agriculture’s Potent Pollutants

Join us as we dive deeper into the world of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) for our January webinar! Reducing the potent SLCPs related to agriculture represents a major opportunity area for natural product companies to reduce their climate impacts.

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, a partner of the UN’s Clean Air and Climate Coalition, will join to discuss the primary drivers behind agriculture-related SLCPs, including burning and enteric emissions.…

Three OSC founders featured by the Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network!

Check out these two founder profiles from our good friends at the Climate Collaborative

This week we are sharing something special: An exclusive set of CEO and leader profiles from four of last year’s National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners. They’ve told us candidly about their paths to leadership, the challenges they encountered, and what advice they have for other companies on the path. 

Sustainable Food Summit returns to SF, Jan 16-17th

Taking place in San Francisco on 16-17th January, the ninth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase green marketing, sustainable ingredients, and outlook for plant-based foods.

Agenda:

DAY ONE16th January 2019

Sustainability Update, Food Ingredients for Sustainability

DAY TWO: 17th January 2019

Outlook for Plant-Based Foods, Green Marketing

More info on:     http://www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/namerica/

Email:                [email protected]

Tel:                     (44) 20 8567 0788

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Eco-Packaging, Phat Foods, and Empowering Foods makes Whole Foods Top 10 Food Trends of 2019!

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018)

Excerpt taken from: https://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/news/whole-foods-market-unveils-top-10-food-trends-for-2019

Today Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2019 in their fourth annual trends predictions announcement. Pacific Rim flavors, eco-conscious packaging, faux meat snacks and new varieties of hemp-infused products are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.…

Climate Leaders: An interview with the co-CEOs of Lotus Foods