Sweetgreen is rolling out compostable bowls without any ‘forever chemicals’

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Compostable packaging took a hit when it was discovered that they contained chemicals that would last forever in the soil. Now there’s a better, cleaner solution. The new compostable to-go bowls at Sweetgreen’s San Francisco restaurant are missing something: They don’t contain PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the so-called “forever chemicals” that are used in nonstick pans, flame retardants, and also in most of the molded fiber food packages that have become ubiquitous in healthy fast-casual chains , despite the sustainable appearance of those containers. Read Full Story

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Daily Harvest’s CEO reveals new packaging, talks bootstrapping

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Founder and CEO Rachel Driori talks candidly about the cost of adding compostable containers, and why she’s moving ahead despite the hit to her company’s margins. Rachel Drori founded Daily Harvest in 2015 with a mission of providing organic, fruit and veggie-packed foods for people on the go. The company today is announcing new packaging that aligns with its “clean” ethos: Starting in April, its containers will be home and commercially compostable. It will first roll out the new packaging in its harvest bowls, soups, oat bowls, and chia bowls. (The company is also resizing some of its products; harvest bowls will grow to 150% of current size, while the chia and oat bowls will be reduced to about 75% of current size.) Though privately held, Daily Harvest is often noted for its celebrity investors—Serena Williams, Bobby Flay, and Gwyneth Paltrow are all backers—Driori bootstrapped the business in its early …

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This reusable ‘Origami Bottle’ folds to fit in your pocket

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Foldable, reusable packaging could accelerate the switch away from single-use plastics. If you push down on certain points on the new reusable water bottle called the Origami Bottle , the container collapses, folding up so it can easily fit in your bag or even squeeze inside your pocket. The design makes use of a unique geometrical structure that’s sturdy when unfolded—and holds 25 ounces of water—but quickly transforms when empty, with the aim of helping reusable packaging compete with single-use plastic. Read Full Story

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Hand sanitizer is being packaged like kids’ candy—and big companies are profiting from it

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The FDA has warnings about hand sanitizer that looks like food. We had no idea how egregious the problem was until we looked for ourselves. Under no circumstances should you ever drink hand sanitizer. You’d think that’s a given, and yet, hand sanitizer companies have been packaging their product in containers that imply it’s food and using all sorts of cartoon branding to attract children. Read Full Story

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Loop’s zero-waste everyday product delivery service is expanding to the whole U.S.

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The platform, which ships things like ice cream in metal containers you then send back for reuse, is expanding this summer, after a huge surge during the pandemic. If you’ve started buying basic supplies like shampoo and toothbrushes online during the pandemic, you may notice that you’re creating a lot of extra waste in your house. But soon you’ll also be able to buy versions that come with sustainable, reusable packaging. Loop , the milkman-style platform that partners with big brands to offer subscriptions to common products like Tide detergent in reusable packaging , will expand its delivery service across the contiguous U.S. early this summer. Read Full Story

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Second stimulus checks won’t be coming anytime soon. Here’s the latest update

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Even if Congress can pass a second economic stimulus package relatively soon, it could be months before Americans receive any funds. Back in March, the U.S. government passed an unprecedented stimulus package to help Americans weather the economic bomb the COVID-19 pandemic dropped on the economy. Everything from loans to small businesses to direct economic impact payments to individuals was included in the package. Read Full Story

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Andrew Yang renews calls for UBI after latest stimulus package fails to provide direct payments

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Universal basic income was the centerpiece of Yang’s presidential platform. Now, a lot more people see it as a good idea. Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his supporters see a pivotal failing with the $484 billion stimulus bill supplement signed today by President Trump. The plan contains no stimulus for the people. He is lobbying for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks to be sent directly to American adults, plus $500 per child, until the end of the COVID-19 crisis, and he’s encouraging his 1.4 million Twitter followers to call their congressional representatives. Read Full Story

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Paycheck Protection Program funding: Here’s the latest update for small businesses and lenders

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Now that the latest coronavirus-related stimulus package has been signed into law, the race is on once again for small businesses in search of relief. Now that the latest coronavirus-related stimulus package has been signed into law, the race is on once again for small businesses in search of relief. This time around, the federal government is providing an additional $370 billion for companies with fewer than 500 employees, and like last time, that money is expected to dry up fast. Here are some of the latest details for small businesses and lenders: Read Full Story

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Waiting for a second stimulus check? The GOP isn’t itching to send you one

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The chance for a second round of direct payments to Americans is looking less likely. Bad news if you are hoping on another stimulus payment: it might not be coming. Though Republicans are talking about a summer stimulus package, they are not specifying that stimulus payments will be part of the deal. In other words, when Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says there’s a “strong likelihood” of another bill , that is not synonymous with putting a direct payment into your pocket. Stimulus checks were part of the last package, a vestige of the past. Read Full Story

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