OSC2, Whole Foods and the Lexicon of Sustainability featured at SXSW Eco!

October 21, 2014 by dev_team

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OSC2, Whole Foods Market and the Lexicon of Sustainability hosted a panel at Supply Side on Oct . 7 to a full house of attendees.  It is clear we are ready for new ways of thinking and new solutions on packaging.

Can Mission-Based Companies Change Big Industry?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ SXSW Eco

Featured panelist:

Ahmed Rahim / Numi Tea – Co-founder & CEO
Errol Schweizer / Whole Foods Market – Exec Global Coord
Lara Dickinson / OSC2 – Consultant
Laura Howard-Gayeton  / The Lexicon of Sustainability – Exec Dir

Mathieu Senard / Alter Eco – CEO & Co-founder

Consumers are becoming more aware of where their food comes from, and the impact of their food purchases. As the food industry is widely dominated by large conglomerates, values-based brands are getting together to lead the industry on a sustainable track. After working on a coalition to elevate the standards of fair trade, sustainable foods brand Alter Eco and the group of brands OSC2 -One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community- started a packaging coalition, with the mission to remove petroleum-based plastic from your pantry. The coalition has developed a home compostable flexible packaging, and got retailers on board to launch the innovation in store. The impact of such an innovation, originated from the operations of small passionate companies, could be tremendous once adopted by the entire industry. Millions of tons of petroleum-based plastic used in flexible packaging, which today end up in the landfill, could be replaced by this backyard compostable material.

– See more at: http://schedule.sxsweco.com/events/event_ECOP30042#sthash.iFsqMgxi.dpuf