About 6 years ago I got a box of brownies in the mail from a company in Vermont. They sent them to me to try. The brownies were ok but the packaging was brilliant. Inside the box were those small Styrofoam pieces that are used to prevent breakage ( not sure if you need them with brownies but…you get the point). What was amazing about these particular pieces is that they dissolved when you put water on them. Instead of having to hope that I get them into a garbage bag that will sit in a landfill for years and years, I tossed them into the sink and turned the faucet on and watched the Styrofoam pieces discinigrate. Brilliant. I told the company they should concentrate on that product not the brownies.
Fast forward, I get an email in my box about meeting a woman entrepreneur, Lauren Gropper, behind the company called Repurpose Compostables. Products that are 100% renewable and made from plants. I just got a package in the mail this week.
The products are priced competitively. They use only soy-based inks no chlorine of BPA. They can be composed in an industrial composter in 90 days. Repurpose offsets all its carbon use through Carbon Fund Org. The product helps retailers and customers make a meaningful change in their environmental impact by using these products and they have the look of feels of the products that consumers are used to.
Kind of a total win win for everyone. I am going to be talking to Lauren in the weeks to come. Looking forward to hearing her story and perhaps getting involved in what she has created.