Field Notes

Can a Recyclable Padded Mailer Save Your Business and the Planet?
Can a Recyclable Padded Mailer Save Your Business and the Planet?
In the minute it'll take you to read through this post more than half million parcels will be readied for shipment worldwide. This year alone, more than 100 billion boxes will be shipped, and most will contain void fill protection made of single-use plastics. Online shopping has only accelerated this...
Chris Mauro • Sep 26, 2022
Why Support for Single Use Plastic Bans are Rising Worldwide
Why Support for Single Use Plastic Bans are Rising Worldwide
Solving the plastic pollution problem can seem a daunting task at times, but momentum is steadily building worldwide to do something dramatic. Over the last decade, the massive increase in single-use plastic production has resulted in very real world pollution problems, particularly in the global south, where the vast majority...
Chris Mauro • Sep 12, 2022
Caroline James Explains California's Groundbreaking Plastic Pollution Reduction Act and the Opportunities and Obstacles Ahead
Caroline James Explains California's Groundbreaking Plastic Pollution Reduction Act and the Opportunities and Obstacles Ahead
Caroline James is excited about California's new landmark anti-plastic pollution legislation. As the new Sustainability Director for Atlantic Packaging, the largest privately held industrial packaging firm in North America, she will have - at the very least - a front-row seat to the historic discussions of how this very ambitious...
Chris Mauro • Sep 01, 2022
Should We All Be Shrooming?
Should We All Be Shrooming?
As the global search for viable alternatives to single-use plastics heats up, a variety of packaging options are going under the microscope for further scrutiny.In a perfect world, there would be no trace of our single-use packaging materials three to six months after their use, but sadly we're doing the...
Chris Mauro • Aug 15, 2022
Meet Dave Ford: Ringleader of the War on Plastic Pollution
Meet Dave Ford: Ringleader of the War on Plastic Pollution
Dave Ford, like many of us, is no fan of today's hyper-partisan atmosphere. He sees the damage being done and it doesn't sit well with him. But rather than complain about it, he's emboldening a chorus of voices intent on bringing common courtesy, common cause, and common sense to dialogues.As...
Chris Mauro • Aug 03, 2022
Three Actionable Items from the 2022 UN Ocean Conference
Three Actionable Items from the 2022 UN Ocean Conference
Global conferences can be a lot like a round of golf. Fun, informative, and infuriating all at the same time. Fortunately, this year's United Nations' Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal was widely considered fruitful. In the wake of the pandemic, which delayed the conference by a year, the host nations...
Chris Mauro • Jul 27, 2022