Packaging Spotlight: Alter Eco Introduces Gone4Good Compostable Quinoa Package
Alter Eco believes in the power of food. Fair trade and organic agriculture sustains farmers and ecosystems. And delivering food with zero waste and carbon insetting will mean a brighter future for all.
That’s why we’re proud to introduce Gone4Good: the first compostable stand-up pouch made from renewable, plant-based, non-GMO materials, making its debut in the form of Alter Eco’s Heirloom Quinoa pouches. All four varieties also come in a new 12 oz pouch and lower price!
Don’t believe it’s compostable? Try it out for yourself!
LET'S TALK TRASH
Plastic packaging makes up over one sixth of the waste in United States landfills. It also sickens millions of fish and birds when they mistake it for food, and might even end up floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Some of this trash could have been recycled, but much of it can't – an estimated 17 BILLION plastic pouches were made in 2013, not one of them recyclable or compostable.
Gone4Good is the first compostable stand-up pouch made from renewable, plant-based, non-GMO materials. Just toss it in your backyard compost pile
or green bin, and it will disappear within 3-6 months.
We're calling it Gone4Good because it goes back to where it came from when its useful life is over. With zero waste.
Gone4Good makes its debut in the form of Alter Eco's Heirloom Quinoa pouches. Look for them on the shelves at your local market
About the Company
Alter Eco is based on the premise that food is fundamental to life – and whole, healthy, delicious food can make life better for people all over the world. By working directly with the small-scale farmers who grow our quinoa, rice, sugar and chocolate, helping them institute Fair Trade and Organic practices and assisting them in improving both quality of food and quality of life, we’re creating a system that benefits everyone involved. Our values extend to the flora, fauna and fields – we work with our co-op partners to preserve heirloom grains, replenish and reforest the land. And as a GHG Protocol 3 Carbon Zero business, we offset more carbon than we emit. Read More