Portland-based Better Bean company is working to reduce the environmental impact of food packaging.
Last year they had a revelation, switching over from the bulky plastic deli tubs they'd been using to little plastic tubs that are fully recyclable, free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and result in 30 percent lower carbon emissions.
“With the old package, we had garbage cans full of label backs we couldn’t do anything with — we just had to throw it away,” says Hannah, 25, a Portland native and Lincoln High School alum who went on to study food systems at Vassar College.
So the Kullbergs found investors and signed on with a company based in Sweden that uses a packaging technology that's popular in Europe but hadn't been tried in the U.S., to their knowledge.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.