09 May '11, 9am

Q&A: Sustainability in the Spice Business

Q&A: Sustainability in the Spice Business

SK: And how did you get into your current line of work? CP: I came back from the Peace Corps and did sustainability consulting, before sustainability was a buzzword. I worked for Natural Step – a nonprofit that uses a science-based consensus framework for sustainability. We advocated understanding basic natural laws to move business toward more sustainable practices – e.g. earth is a closed system for matter and matter doesn’t disappear, it just changes form so if you make a whole bunch of plastic or other similar “stuff”, it never quite goes away, it’s just someone else’s problem but it’s still here on the planet. That’s why the Origin Spice box is made by hand with tree-free materials – it’s light on the planet.

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