Field Notes

5 Powerful Minutes from SIMA's Speaker Series on Sustainability
5 Powerful Minutes from SIMA's Speaker Series on Sustainability
At the latest SIMA Speaker Series event held in San Clemente, California, in mid April, members of the Surf Industry Members Association took a hard look in the mirror as they assessed their progress as an industry when it comes to sustainability.  The unanimous verdict among the esteemed panelist was there's...
Chris Mauro • Apr 22, 2022
Los Angeles County's Latest Attack on Single-Use Plastics is a Big Win for the Environment
Los Angeles County's Latest Attack on Single-Use Plastics is a Big Win for the Environment
On Tuesday April 19, Los Angeles County supervisors delivered a huge win for environmentalist by passing an ordinance that bans the use of single-use plastic food-ware items. The new rule impacts restaurants, stores, hospital cafeterias and food trucks, who, starting in 2023, may only use only food ware that's compostable,...
Chris Mauro • Apr 22, 2022
Welcome to A New Earth Project
Welcome to A New Earth Project
One of the most profound lessons we learned during the global pandemic was just how quickly nature can rebound ... if we let it. From Beijing to Baltimore, Los Angeles to London, and Seoul to Sao Paulo, as humanity hit the pause button back in the spring of 2020 Mother Nature...
Chris Mauro • Apr 21, 2022
Q & A with Wes Carter, Founder of A New Earth Project
Q & A with Wes Carter, Founder of A New Earth Project
Q&A with Wes Carter, President of Atlantic Packaging and co-founder of A New Earth Project. Let's start by providing us some context about what Atlantic Packaging does. If I'm not mistaken it’s the biggest privately held packaging company in the U.S.A.? But there's a lot more than packaging going on....
Chris Mauro • Apr 20, 2022