Alter Eco compostable wrappers featured in Fast Company

Fast Company
Now you can do good for your body and the planet at the same time! 

Did you know that Alter Eco‘s silky smooth, decadently rich chocolate truffles are wrapped in a revolutionary compostable wrapper? Made of a non-GMO, plant-based material derived from eucalyptus and birch, these colorful little wrappers can be buried in your backyard or compost bin and will completely disappear in about six weeks.

NO REALLY: REDUCE, REUSE…AND THEN RECYCLE

 OBSERVATIONS FROM OUR HOMETOWN MUNICIPAL WASTE FACILITY

jeanBy Jeanne Cloutier, Dir. of Operations – Alter Eco / June 1st, 2015

landfillRecently some members of Alter Eco’s team had the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of our hometown municipal waste facility: San Francisco’s Recology. Waste is something we think about all the time here at Alter Eco as we consider the impact our business has on our precious planet.

Compostable Packaging Coalition 2015 Internship

OSC2 is a collaboration of sustainable product founders and leaders committed to making a positive impact on our industry, people, and environment. Members include Numi Organic Tea, Alter Eco Foods, Cal Olive Ranch, Guayaki, Nutiva, Happy Family, 18 Rabbits, Big Tree Farms, and many others.

Mission:  Address the toughest sustainability problems facing our industry and our planet by building new regenerative business models and agricultural systems

The Compostable Packaging Coalition is our biggest initiative and is sponsored and supported by over 20 brands and partners.…

Fair Trade Federation Follow Up

FTF 2015 Photo
Pictured (left to right)  Frederick Schilling, Ahmed Rahim, Edouard Rollet, and Chris Mann

March 25, 2015
Lara Dickinson

Four OSC2 CEO’s/Leaders spoke today on what’s next in Fair Trade at the Fair Trade Federation in Dana Point.
As labels have proliferated and the words “fair trade” and “organic” are used by many different businesses, fully committed fair traders are asking, “What’s Next?…

Compostable Packaging

Lara Jackle Dickinson

by Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC²
Original Post: Feb 2-6, 2015 

Developing a response to the mountains of plastic pollution is a top priority for all of us… one way to reverse the tide of trash is to go after the source — PACKAGING.

When we dispose of conventional petroleum-based plastic, it is most often sent directly to the landfill—there is no potential for recycling or reuse with this kind of packaging.…

“5 in 5” with Jessica Rolph of Happy Family

OSC2’s newest member, founding partner and COO of Happy Family, Jessica Rolph, takes five to reflect on 5 simple questions. Enjoy!

Jessica Crollick RolphOSC2: Hometown?
JR:  Minneapolis, MN

OSC2:  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
JR: I grew up with my grandparents – my mom moved in with her parents after her divorce from my dad.  My grandma Beatrice and I are very close, we used to play duets on the piano and tap our backyard maple tree and make syrup.  …

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Check out these exciting career opportunities with our OSC2 member companies – stay tuned for more!

AlterEco
 Alter Eco Job Openings
OPERATIONS & FINANCE
VP OF OPERATIONS San Francisco, CA
SALES
MARKETING
GRAPHIC DESIGNER San Francisco, CA
Guayaki logo
 Guayaki Job Openings
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTING CLERK Sebastapol, CA, United States
OPERATIONS
R&D PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Sebastapol, CA, United States
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Sebastapol, CA, United States
Nutiva
Nutiva Job Openings
ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST Richmond, CA, United States
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Richmond, CA, United States
OPERATIONS
PRODUCTION MATERIALS SUPPLIER Richmond, CA, United States
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Richmond, CA, United States
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS Richmond, CA, United States
SALES
DIRECTOR OF SALES – MIDWEST Remote, United States
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE – MID-ATLANTIC Remote, United States
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE – NEW ENGLAND Remote, United States

Numi Tea kicks off H2OPE on Giving Tuesday!

Join Numi Tea on December 2 as they raise money for charity: water.

“While we are fortunate and grateful to have access to clean, safe drinking water, almost 1 billion people on the plaey live without this basic human right. Share how water touches your life and why you are grateful for it by taking a picutre and posting it to Twitter and/or Instagram with hashtag #4H2OPE.…