Climate change is on everyone’s mind these days. How can it not be when it is 40 below in Chicago one day and the next week the temperature hovers in the 50s. The importance of taking care of our universe should be top priority from food waste to plastic that never disappears.
I am seeing more and more products devoted to recycling old materials to make furniture or fabrics or bottles. The circular economy isn’t new but the importance of thinking that way is now more important than ever.
I met someone the other night after a talk I gave who is committed to green creating single-use items that gradually decompose so that these products aren’t sitting in garbage piles for eternity. Her bags decompose in 180 days vs 1000 years. That’s smart.
Twelve years ago someone sent me a package of brownies from Vermont to get my take. The brownies came in a box loaded with those awful styrofoam pieces that keep things intact when shipping. There was a card that said that these styrofoam pieces should be tossed in the sink because they