Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

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“Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.”

“‘We’re fortunate enough that we aren’t seeing anyone say, “I’m not worried about sustainability, I’m just going to focus on survival right now,”‘ said Troy Swope, co-founder and chief executive of Footprint, which produces fiber-based alternatives to single-use plastics (cardboard, essentially). ‘If anything, we’ve seen an acceleration,’ he added, since companies often see a boost from using sustainable packaging.”

View the whole story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/climate/plastic-alternative-business.html

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