Across the Ocean: Round Table with Rubicon, rePurpose Global, and Saahas Zero Waste
From Atlanta to Mumbai, the fight to neutralize our plastic footprint rages on. At the forefront of the movement is rePurpose Global, a social enterprise shedding light on harmful habits and encouraging the public to pass on plastic through their #plasticnetural and partnerships. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by rePurpose and their partner, Saahas Zero Waste to chat about how to close the loop locally and across the ocean.
Sustainability, Surfing, and Shark Tank: RAREFORM's Kara Morin
After landing a deal with Mr. Wonderful on NBC's Shark Tank, RAREFORM saw both a surge in sales and opportunity to tell their sustainability story. The line of bags, cases, and accessories are made from recycled vinyl and boast a unique business model. Upcycling the large billboards we all pass on our highways, the brains behind the bags are able to keep the material out of the landfill, create lightweight, trendy, and durable products, and give a second life to a street staple. Host Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by RAREFORM's Kara Morin to talk about the process, the future, and the tank.
Zero Waste but Lots of Influence: Blogger Kathryn Kellogg of "Going Zero Waste"
Even if you're unfamiliar with her name, chances are you've come across some of her tips and tricks peppered throughout the eco-conscious community. Author and influencer Kathryn Kellogg lives a zero waste lifestyle. What does that mean? Host Amy Koonin is joined via Skype by Kellogg to break down her own waste reduction journey. What products does she keep in her bathroom? How do you not create excess waste in the kitchen? How does this lifestyle impact your ability to go to parties? Answering all of Amy's burning questions, Kellogg is a human diversion database with an unparalleled passion for sustainability!
The Big Bag Battle: ChicoBag's Andy Keller
At the forefront of the single-use saga, ChicoBag founder Andy Keller is making some massive strides against big plastic. Keller is an electric personality with a deep-rooted passion for environmental sustainability. Our host, Amy Koonin, is joined via Skype by Keller and his alter-ego "bag monster" to talk about everything from material transparency, helping musician Jack Johnson clean up the ocean, and the lawsuit that propelled his passion for plastic alternatives.
The Pursuit of Hoppiness: ReGrained's Daniel Kurzrock
How did a college hobby become a full-time weapon in the fight against food waste? ReGrained's Daniel Kurzrock joins host Amy Koonin via Skype to chat about how his super idea became a super grain! A certified B Corporation with social and environmental missions, ReGrained bars are the ultimate in edible upcycling. This truly unique business model and bar allow consumers to have their beer and eat it too. Kurzrock's sustainable snack is quickly taking over the game and we're just "hoppy" to be along for the ride!