The Manufacturing Report

This Made in America Company is Turning Off the Tap of Plastic Pollution

Episode Summary

The vast majority of the world’s single-use plastic is coming in from China and ending up as pollution in our local ecosystems. But this woman-, minority- and veteran-owned company is working to change that with its compostable, eco-friendly single-use cutlery, carryout containers, straws and so much more. Terravive Founder and CEO Julianna Keeling and Vice President and COO Joe Swider share how the company got its start when Keeling was still in college and how it has grown into a business that contracts with 16 factories with plans for its own manufacturing facility. Photo courtesy of Terravive