Make way for the 'paper movement,' says Philippe Riebel.
Philippe Riebel , Twosidesna.org09.19.18
Make way for the “paper movement!”
On a recent holiday to Prince Edward Island, I was served a drink with a paper straw – the first paper straw I have seen in a long time! I could hardly contain my excitement and began talking to the waitress about my “paper” life. She responded by saying, “yes, there is a paper movement underway.” Wow! Interesting that someone outside the paper industry is saying this.
Recent stories about the impact of materials in our waste streams – like plastic in our oceans, or the increasing amounts of electronic waste – have changed how companies think about the materials used in their manufacturing process.
There is a movement to get away from the "one-and-done" model of the linear economy, toward a more “circular economy,” where the reuse, refurbishment, recycling, and end-of-life disposal of a product factors into the manufacturing design. In a ci
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