Monthly Archives: May 2016

Compostable Pod Test in Seattle

Compostable Coffee Pod Office Coffee Test

Seattle is the site of an important composting test and PῧrPod100™ is there. Cedar Grove, a major composting operator based in the Seattle area, has just started a pilot project. People in selected offices in that city are being given compostable pods using Hills Bros. brand coffee to see what impacts it has on composting […]

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PURPOD100™ Can Help Our Climate and Reduce Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PurPod100™ can help our climate

Could Certified 100% Compostable single serve pods be one way to tackle climate change? The evidence says PurPod100™ is a small but important step in the right direction. Climate change is among the most significant environmental issues facing the world today. The US Environmental Protection Agency points out that Earth’s average temperature has risen by 1.5°F over the past […]

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Back to Work with Single Serve

Single Serve Office Coffee

With single serve brewers in so many homes today, people may not realize the kitchen counter wasn’t the initial target of its key inventors. John Sylvan was part of the team that developed single serve in North America. He told a radio news interviewer from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, “The first market was the office […]

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Hanging the Greenwashing Out to Dry

When companies advertised compostable dog waste bags that couldn’t be put in composting facilities in practice, who sent them to the doghouse? When companies marketed “biodegradable” plastic garbage bags despite the fact that nothing really biodegrades well in landfills, who trashed those claims? The Federal Trade Commission – that’s who. For more than 100 years, […]

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Going by the Green Rulebook

Greenwashing and FTC

It’s playoff time in the NBA and the NHL and fans are paying very close attention to the referees. Are they making the right calls? Are they interpreting the rules fairly? The same is true for the staff of the Federal Trade Commission. Many of them are referees in the marketing arena. They are watching the […]

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