As consumer demand for sustainable products skyrockets, many companies that have relied on single-use plastic or polystyrene packaging for decades are exploring new agriculture-based alternatives. The advantages are clear: agriculture fiber sourced from crops like switchgrass is strong, renewable and sustainable, and it won’t create pollution in our oceans and fill our landfills. Most [...]
2021 has already been an eventful year for Genera. The company’s agriculture fiber manufacturing facility in Vonore, Tennessee — the largest fully integrated ag-fiber facility in the United States — is operational. With the plant online, we’ve launched production and sales of our Earthable® brand of compostable molded fiber foodservice products and ag-based market [...]
The importance of domestic ag fiber will continue to grow in 2021 and beyond.
Consumers are closely watching how the businesses they patronize adapt and change in order to meet their concerns about how food and other products are packaged. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world produces 300 million tons of plastic a year and 8 million tons ends up in the oceans. [...]
When it comes to making a living, America’s small, family farms always have to be on the look-out for new sources of income. Diversification can protect farmers from potential loss of income if the farm suffers a major disaster, whether through natural causes like severe weather or drought, non-local market impacts, or other circumstances. [...]
Genera’s Earthable™ fiber contributes to the local economy and is one of the most environmentally-friendly single-use food packaging products available.