Field Notes

If Bioplastics Have a Future in Packaging, Where Should it Be?
If Bioplastics Have a Future in Packaging, Where Should it Be?
If you're a regular reader of this blog you're already familiar with the magnitude of the plastic pollution problem. You know the primary sources of plastic pollution are fossil fuel and petrochemical companies looking to expand their portfolio of products. You know the primary victims are our oceans, lakes and...
Chris Mauro • Jan 18, 2023
World Surfing Champions and Big Wave Legends join A New Earth Project's Dream Team for Renowned Team Competition at Pipeline
World Surfing Champions and Big Wave Legends join A New Earth Project's Dream Team for Renowned Team Competition at Pipeline
World Champions Kelly Slater and Carissa Moore were joined by Kai Lenny, Koa Smith and Matahi Drollet for last weekend's Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, a prestigious team surfing event held at the world famous Pipeline, on Oahu's North Shore. We're humbled and grateful to have this Dream Team of talent...
Chris Mauro • Jan 16, 2023
Sen. Ben Allen | How California's Extended Producer Responsibility Bills Aim to Ground Recycling 2.0 in Reality
Sen. Ben Allen | How California's Extended Producer Responsibility Bills Aim to Ground Recycling 2.0 in Reality
Recycling has taken a beating in recent years, and for good reason. While plastic production has gone parabolic in the U.S. over the last decade, our efforts to recycle it have failed miserably. Our recycling rate of plastics peaked at around 9% during the middle of the last decade, when...
Chris Mauro • Dec 21, 2022
Cody Townsend | The Fifty
Meet Cody Townsend: A New Earth Project Advocate
"I was six years old when I decided the only thing I want to be in life is a skier," says Cody Townsend. "It felt almost biological." Considering he was named after a 10,000 plus foot peak in Wyoming's Teton range, he's probably correct. "Apparently, my mom was eight months...
Chris Mauro • Dec 14, 2022
Brand Spotlight: Album
Brand Spotlight: Album
Surfing is a rare form of personal expression. So too, are surfboards. Both are art forms. Matt Parker, the shaper behind Album surfboards, loves to explore their relationship. Just as there shouldn't be boundaries in art, Parker insist, "There shouldn't be any rules of what a surfboard looks like." To...
Chris Mauro • Dec 04, 2022
Kelly Slater, Boyan Slat, and Wes Carter Celebrate the Ocean Cleanup's Interceptor 007, and its Pivotal Role in the Great Trash Transition
Kelly Slater, Boyan Slat, and Wes Carter Celebrate the Ocean Cleanup's Interceptor 007, and its Pivotal Role in the Great Trash Transition
Kelly Slater's brain doesn't shut off very often. That's been a blessing and a curse for the world's best surfer. On the one hand you don't become an 11-time world champion at anything by being weak minded. But get Kelly talking about a subject he's passionate about and you'll find...
Chris Mauro • Dec 01, 2022