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Dec
13
2012

Reusable Pizza Pan Rethinks Food Packaging

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Reusable Pizza Pan Rethinks Food Packaging

With thousands of Americans ordering pizza every day, not only are they merely getting a pizza, but also the cardboard that serves as packaging for it. In a year, over 3 billion pizza boxes are discarded and only a small portion are recycled – the grease and food that tends …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Apr
10
2012
Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Ecovative Design pioneered a new technology to create a Styrofoam substitute using mushroom material. The material is produced in optimal growing conditions for mushrooms, where mycelium (the mushrooms) digests agricultural byproducts that cannot be used for food, making a strong, binding structure.  Essentially, the mushroom materials acts like a glue. Because it …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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