Plastic is toxic, and recycling doesn’t work
For the past 50 years, plastic recycling has been seen as the sustainable solution. But the sad truth is, it simply isn’t. Since their widespread commercialization in the 1960s, 9.2 billion tons of plastics have been created, but only 10%* has been recycled properly – the rest is either burned or remains a forever plastic that leaches toxins into our bodies, land and oceans. And the plastics that do get recycled degrade in quality during the recycling process, so they can’t be recycled again.
That means those ‘recyclable’ products you’ve been selling? While they might check a box, they’re not biodegradable, meaning they will never break down and will continue to cause damage to the environment, the oceans and our bodies. That’s why many sustainability leaders are placing the plastic waste crisis on par with the climate crisis.
The old way of being green just isn’t cutting it, and at Source Green, we're driven by the belief that we have to act differently – our children’s future depends on it
That’s why we’re the only company in the world that sources 100% biobased and compostable materials that don’t use any petrochemicals or plastic, making the planet better with each use.
Together, we can solve the plastic waste crisis.
A future where consumers don’t have to choose between the planet and products they love
Every product in our marketplace will help you uphold your commitments to making a better tomorrow, whatever industry you’re in. That way, you can give customers what they want while elevating your brand and helping us change the packaging industry forever. Are you in?
Terms we use with utmost care & context:
Why? Because without the proper certifications and adherence to regulations and/or standards, these words are simply greenwashing. Check out our resources to learn more.
Meet our founders
Co-Founder and CEO
Luc Des Vallières
Co-founder and COO
Our ethics committee
Dr. Carmen Messerlian
Scientist and Asst. Professor at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, EPA appointee, epidemiological fertility and toxin expert
Award-winning author of Material Value and low waste expert
Head of Solutions, A Plastic Planet, anti-plastic activist
Founder / Operations Director, OceansAsia, marine conservationist
Paul Foulkes - Arellano
Founder, Circuthon Consulting, supply chain circularity expert
Dr. Ramani Narayan
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science at Michigan State University, Fellow of ASTM International and biopolymer expert