How Do We Do It?
Emerald™ Brand’s mission, for over twenty (20) years, has been to combat climate change by providing products and solutions that help mainstream sustainability in the everyday breakroom and cleaning supplies category. But the reality is, their mission is really to Protect Life.
The story starts with years of research and investment to launch American-made, Tree-Free™ products that are biodegradable, compostable, Bisphenal-A (BPA) free and chlorine-free. Unlike hardwood trees that take decades to grow to full maturity, and when harvested lead to deforestation, Emerald uses rapidly renewable virgin resources like sugarcane bagasse, wheat, and eucalyptus, all byproducts which grow back in less than one year, to produce Emerald Farm to Tissue™ and Farm to Paper™ products.
Emerald™ Brand is transforming these byproducts that have become agricultural waste and barren land into new revenue streams. Many farmers leave their waste to decompose or are forced to burn and discard the dry pulp residue after it is extracted from their crops. Burning and wasting this valuable material takes time and energy away from farmers and causes local air pollution to increase within the community. Emerald™ Brand invented a process that converts these byproducts into a virgin pulp used for disposable products.