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Terra Verde - June 28, 2013 at 1:00pm

Terra Verde, for June 28, 2013 - 1:00pm

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Beyond Plastics

Disposable, single use plastic has become an environmental and public health hazard. Plastic creates toxic pollution at just about every stage of its existence, from manufacture, to use, to disposal. Here’s the good news. We can move beyond our addiction to plastic. Tune in to hear Pam Marcus, an entrepreneurial coach and one of the organizers of Berkeley's Think Beyond Plastics competition. On the phone from San Rafael we have Paul Tasner whose new company, Pulp Works, won the most innovative business award for creating packaging made from waste paper, and we also have Joseph Blane, a co-founder and partner, of In.Gredients, a plastic free grocery store in Austin, Texas that won most promising emerging business. 

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Thanks for the show on packaging and plastics and the alternatives to shrink wrap. I just wanted to point out that San Jose State University has a large packaging degree program. I wonder if they are investigating more environmentally friendly ways to package.

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