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.…

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.…

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.…

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.   

ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

Our Compostable Packaging Plan

Originally posted on Regrained’s website by CEO and Co-Founder Dan Kurzrock, February 14, 2019

Our Compostable Packaging Plan

It is with both a heavy heart and an optimistic spirit that I share this update on ReGrained’s sustainable packaging program:

Despite a significantly higher cost and other challenges, ReGrained was first to market with and has packed exclusively in compostable wrappers for years.

CARBON NEW NEGATIVE FOR 22 YEARS: HOW DID GUAYAKI DO IT?

Originally posted by the Climate Collaborative on January 04, 2019

In anticipation of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we’re talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our fourth interview is with Chris Mann, CEO and Chairman of the Gourd at Guayaki, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Company Value Chain Engagement Award (View our previous interviews with Organic ValleyLotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).…

On a high note!

Going Deep: OSC2 Strategic Planning Session at Ahmed’s Ranch in Occidental

Thank you all for an amazing year

What a year!  Lara and I wanted to recognize and appreciate the progress made together as we continue to grow this inspiring community. Thanks to you, OSC2 is a thriving ecosystem. Your contribution of time, energy, and resources this year have helped us come One Step Closer to realizing our collective potential.…

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. 

Highlights from OSC2 Packaging Collaborative Tour of Recology

Author: Lara Dickinson, Executive Director of the OSC2
Date: Oct 24, 2018

While there are certainly challenges to composting packaging at Recology, there’s a surprising amount of encouragement to keep the Packaging Collaborative work going.  We all know that pulling carbon out of the ground vs. putting O2 into the air, when it comes to making packaging, makes a lot more sense. …