The Sustainable Packaging Movement

The Sustainable Packaging Movement

Plastic pervades all aspects of our lives – from the wrapping on the food we eat to the microfibers that wash out of the clothes we wear. We are producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year and more than 8 million tons end up in the ocean each year. These plastics break down into smaller pieces, which are then consumed by marine life and eventually us when we put seafood on our plates. The packaging industry is responsible for 40 percent of plastic pollution and represents one-third of all trash, most of which are one-time use items such as saran wrap, grocery bags, and plastic bottles. (more…)

Amazon To Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon To Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

On June 16, Amazon.com Inc. announced it would pay a little under $14 billion to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. The move is sure to re-invent the grocery store business model while also ramping up Amazon’s brick and mortar retail presence.Whole Foods, known for its organic products, has seen a drop in sales ever since competing grocers started offering organic foods. In 2016, Kroger’s share of the organic market surpassed Whole Foods for the first time. (more…)

Sanctuary Restaurants Join the Resistance Against Trump

Sanctuary Restaurants Join the Resistance Against Trump

In the wake of President Trump’s maligned executive orders on immigration and sanctuary cities, businesses and consumers have stepped up in opposition. Sanctuary Restaurants, a joint project between the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Presente.org, recently launched to offer support and resources to restaurant workers, employers, and consumers impacted by the new administration’s aggressive immigration policies. (more…)