World Centric is proud to announce the release of two new products!
Post-Consumer Waste Paper Towels: Our brand new line of unbleached multi-fold and hard wound roll paper towels are made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper. This means they come directly from a recycling waste stream and are not put through a bleaching process that might contain chlorine or any other chemicals. They perform just as great as virgin paper - without the guilt! These items are ideal for your next picnic, in your home or even large busy corporate offices.
Plant Fiber Burrito Bowls with PLA Lids: Our plant fiber burrito bowls are durable, microwave and freezer safe, and handle hot liquids up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, our brand new INGEO burrito bowl lids are fully transparent and feature venting holes to prevent lid deformation when used with hot or steaming foods.
As always, all of our compostable products are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), meeting rigourous ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 standards for compostability.
Click on the links below to find out more about our new products.
The World Centric Team recently had an opportunity to tour the Newby Island Composting Facility in the South Bay Area. The Newby Island facility maintains approximately 9,500 cubic yards on site for turning organics waste into viable compost.
Commercial composting facilities like Newby Island operate large-scale programs designed to handle high volumes of organic material, helping us divert waste responsibly by keeping organic materials out of landfills. The compost produced by commercial composting facilities is often sold to the agriculture industry, municipal landscapers or to individuals.
The images below demonstrate great examples of a successful commercial composting operation. However,
if you look closely, you can see that plastic is still a major contaminant in the composting process, making it extremely difficult to achieve zero-waste. The best way to avoid contaminating compost is to make sure that only compostable material is thrown into your compost bins!
A special thanks to Glenn Bohling and Jennifer Cutter for letting us tour the Newby Island Compost Facility!
Join World Centric and Transition Silicon Valley for a special showing of a new film about agriculture in the Bay Area.
Films of Vision and Hope Presents: The Last Crop
Filmmaker Chuck Schultz will be present for a showing of his film, The Last Crop. This is his story of farmers Jeff and Annie Main, their Good Humus Farm and how they are planning to preserve it as a working, organic farm for future generations. After the film, Chuck will lead a discussion about issues farmers encounter in staying on the land and what we can do to help.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
6:30 pm Meet and Greet
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Film and Discussion
World Centric, 2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto CA 94306
“Sustainability is the big new catch phrase but what does that mean? Does it mean that we take care of our soil? Does it mean we take care of our water sources and our air? The true issue to me is sustaining farmers” - Annie Main, Good Humus Farm
Suggested Donation to help defray travel and film costs: $5.00 - $10.00
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