EarthKind’s Pouch Pod Featured in Plastics Engineering
By : Rita Stadler
Plastics Engineering is the official publication of the Society of Plastics Engineers, providing plastics professionals with information about machinery, technological advances, materials innovations and sustainability.
EarthKind’s work with North Dakota based c2Renew, Inc earned industry attention for finding innovative uses for agricultural byproducts that had previously been considered waste materials.
“To improve economic opportunity outside our company, we source all our ingredients from American family farmers,” the firm states on its website. “For example, our Stay Away® Pouch Pod™ is a 100 percent bio‐based product made from flax, beets and sunflower hulls grown in North Dakota. Our pest control products are made with plant fiber and oils grown in Indiana, Ohio and Iowa. We continually seek new uses for ag products that currently go to waste.” EarthKind says it has purchased millions of dollars in value‐added byproducts from U.S. farmers.
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