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The Devil, in the Details

By |2017-07-12T00:11:02+00:00October 19th, 2015|

I like my coffee with foam. To be specific, I mean coffee made with a sweet milky froth lovingly added by a barista, not coffee served in a Styrofoam cup. Some might argue foam is foam, but the difference means something to me, and, I suspect, to Starbucks customers everywhere. Words have many meani [...]

A Rose by Another Name

By |2015-10-15T17:36:24+00:00October 15th, 2015|

What do you drink from at home? If you have small children, your cabinet is likely to include a lot of plastic, containers, some with various cartoon characters imprinted on the sides. The proper name for these, whether they come from Macy's or McDonald's, is often a “tumbler.” The origin of that te [...]

Unknown Unknowns

By |2017-07-12T00:11:02+00:00September 28th, 2015|

“...As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.” --then Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. We ar [...]

Color Me Unimpressed

By |2017-07-12T00:11:03+00:00September 23rd, 2015|

What do these actions have in common: An oil company executive (usually just after a spill) discusses his commitment to the environment A politician or celebrity tells us to conserve, then departs in a private jet A leaf or some other symbol is added to a label for a product otherwise environmentall [...]

Imitating Nature

By |2017-07-12T00:11:03+00:00September 3rd, 2015|

We've talked before on this page about our goal at Paper Water Bottle: to provide an alternative to plastic bottles with a pulp and fiber-based Backyard Compostable™ liquid container. That places composting at the center of our movement. It's no accident or coincidence. Composting is emblematic of t [...]

Transformation Now, Transformation Everywhere

By |2017-07-12T00:11:03+00:00July 13th, 2015|

Those paying any attention know that the modern green movement is not one thing, or even one movement. It means reuse, it means recycling. It once meant, for instance, cleaning up litter. Then it meant not generating it all. Now, it means turning waste into valuable raw materials. In fact, it demons [...]

Back to the Basics: Biodegradable vs. Compostable

By |2017-07-12T00:11:03+00:00June 9th, 2015|

Have you ever seen a time-lapse video that depicts food waste decomposing over a set period of time? We know that food has a limited window of time to remain fresh. We expect food, such as a tomato, to eventually decompose disintegrate. Asking, “What is the difference in the time it takes synthetic [...]