PulpWorks Takes on Plastic Packaging

Jan 5, 2015

Paul Tasner and Elena Olivari show off their compostable packaging alternative in front of a mountain of plastic containers at a local landfill.
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  Today our series on North Bay Innovators reports on PulpWorks:   a Marin-based company that is out to replace plastic packaging with something that instead is recyclable and compostable—and made from recycled material to begin with.

A prototype example of the way single-use plastic packaging can be replaced by PulpWork's compostable alternative material.
Credit PulpWorks

   As the company enters 2015, Pulpworks’ CEO Paul Tasner  is anticipating big things from their developing partnership with Mohawk Paper.

As an industry, consumer packaging can be slow to change. But consumer pressure may help accelerate adaptation, Tasner notes.