Recyclable Packaging

Filed under: Bites & Bits , Author: Caron Golden , July 24, 2012

Corporate consciousness is a big selling point in the natural-products biz. Naked Pizza’s new frozen pizza not only has probiotics and agave fiber in its crust and zero sugar in its sauce, but the box also comes from a manufacturer that uses only recycled materials. And here’s an odd one: Recent UC Berkeley business grads Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora are selling a “Back to the Roots” kit to grow your own mushrooms. They drive around the Bay Area collecting used coffee grounds as the medium for growing the mushrooms in a box. (“We diverted 1 million pounds of coffee grounds last year,” Arora says, proudly.)

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