September edition of Natural Products Insider keys in on sustainable packaging!

The September edition of Natural Products Insider highlights the opportunities and challenges facing our industry.

Inside:

  • Viewpoint: The five Rs
  • Trends in Sustainable packaging: Overcoming the perils of plastic
  • Roots of sustainable compostable packaging
  • The time is now for sustainable packaging
  • Thinking outside the box at Gaia Herbs
  • Takeaways from your business

Humans generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016, and by 2050, that could rise to 3.4 billion tons, according to the World Bank.…

Climate Collaborative @ Expo East and the Organic Confluences Conference

Check out these upcoming Climate Collaborative partner events

Global warming presents the greatest-ever opportunity for humanity to create the clean, healthy and just world many of us, for decades, have been tirelessly working for. – Jurriaan Kamp, our Expo East keynote

Expo East is just around the corner, and we hope you’ll be there with us to celebrate and explore the immense opportunity our industry has to come together and collaboratively respond to climate change.…

Now is the Time for the Natural Products Industry to Engage Consumers on Climate Action

Reflections on Crossing the Climate Chasm; a partner OSC2 and Climate Collaborative event

By:  Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC2 and Co-Founder of Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative was born from our dream and belief that the Natural Products industry had the leadership and innovation potential to come together to transform how food and agriculture companies are responding to climate change.…

Now is the Time for the Natural Products Industry to Engage Consumers on Climate Action

Reflections on Crossing the Climate Chasm; a partner OSC2 and Climate Collaborative event

By:  Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC2 and Co-Founder of Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative was born from our dream and belief that the Natural Products industry had the leadership and innovation potential to come together to transform how food and agriculture companies are responding to climate change.…

Miyoko’s 2nd Annual Benefit for Rancho Compasíon returns on Sep 1!

Looking for a fun team or friends & family event?

Check out the 2nd Annual 2019 Hoedown – A Benefit for Rancho Compasión on Sep 1st in Nicasio…

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OSC2 member, Miyoko Schinner’s Rancho Compasíon,  is hosting its 2nd Annual Hoedown Fundraiser at Rancho Compasíon on September 1, 2019!

So c’mon down y’all and let’s have a hootin’ and hollerin’ time while contributing to a good cause!

Future of Food returns on August 22nd

OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative present…

FUTURE OF FOOD: CROSSING THE CLIMATE CHASM
Helping company’s stakeholders understand and take action on climate

August 22 // 4:30pm – 7:30pm
@ Hanson Bridgett
425 Market St, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Join OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative on Aug 22 for a workshop and high-level conversation on how to bridge the gaps in understanding about climate change.…

Kitchentown presents…Food Trends & How to Use Them on 7/17

Food Trends & How to Use Them

Presented by Kitchentown

Culinary trends are hot topics in today’s over-abundant world of food media. Top ten lists, what’s in and what’s out, the trendy diet du jour. But in truth, trends are so much more than just eye-catching copy and click bait.

The food industry uses trends to create business strategies, brands and new products.…

Climate Collaborative Transportation Webinar Next Week!

Webinar: Taking on Transport – A Roadmap to Reducing Your Freight-Related Footprint

Tuesday, July 9
9AM PDT // 10AM MDT // 11AM CDT // 12PM EDT

Register here

Join the Climate Collaborative in July to learn about the practical, leading global tools and resources aimed at helping companies assess and measure impacts throughout their transportation systems.

We’re thrilled to be joined by BSR, who will present on the work of their Clean Cargo Working Group, as well as on the Smart Freight Centre’s Global Emissions Council Framework, the global method for calculating and reporting logistics emissions.…

Introducing a Brand New Lifestyle Course from Kiss the Ground

Regenerative Gardening and Living with Farmer Rishi: Learn how to apply Regenerative Principles and Practices to your home garden and lifestyle.

From: June 19 – July 31, 2019 (See full schedule below)
Where: Attend Online or In- Person in Los Angeles

In partnership with Urban Farmer Rishi Kumar, Kiss the Ground is excited to introduce a new Lifestyle Course that teaches regenerative gardening in a way that anyone can connect with regenerative systems and healthy soils.…

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

Alter Eco chocolates

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.