Editorial Note: Because our customers have been ordering more products during the pandemic, there is a shortage of our compostable wrap. We are trying to restore supplies as soon as possible.
At Public Goods, we think about packaging a lot.
In the world of recycling, there are several terms that can be difficult to break down (much like certain types of plastic).
Do you suddenly see tiny flies and worms all over your compost?
When we fail to properly compost, most of our organic waste is likely to end up in a landfill. There it festers for years and produces methane gas that contributes to climate change.
At Public Goods we want to reduce waste as much as possible.
New York City and other metropolitan hubs have recently banned extruded polystyrene products, the most prevalent of which is Styrofoam, a product manufactured by The Dow Chemical Company.
When my friend, Lindsey, told me about an environmentalist on Instagram who had fit four years worth of waste into a single mason jar, I had my doubts.