Our local Twin Cities magazine media company — Make MN — recently did an interview with Rachel Wallner the owner of Scrappy Products. The article can be found at https://makemnmagazine.com/digital-features/rachel-wallner Rachel tells the story of how Scrappy got its start making eco-friendly bags, the pitfalls and challenges of small business, and the goals of the company. […]

There has been a recent innovation in reducing plastic pollution through the use of microbe engineering. Plastic pollution has been building up in our waterways, landfills, and oceans in the form of PET (polyethylene terephthalate). Now, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered an enzyme that eats this […]

There’s a company called TerraCycle that helps recycle nearly anything. Our Scrappy passion is the upcycling of plastic bottles into our fabric products but I was amazed at the diversity of recycling options available at http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/zero_waste_boxes. We all have a lot to gain and landfills to lose by enrolling in their programs Would I like […]

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