I know, I know, you were going to get those holiday cards out yesterday. So was I. But here we are, in the prime-time greeting card season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and we haven’t sent any well wishes out to our loved ones, with nary an envelope sealed. There are a few routes to go here: Just don’t send cards, try again next year, or get them out ASAP and keep your design friends (and perhaps, potential networking opportunities) happy with a personal note from you delivered straight to their doorstep. If you’re still pondering which cards to send, look no further—I’ve pulled the prettiest holiday cards that are certain to bring cheer. Even in a season filled with shiny objects. advertisement advertisement Greenwich Letterpress Up some stairs and tucked behind a pastel pink door in New York’s Greenwich Village is Greenwich Letterpress. The independently owned custom letterpress and shop was founded by two sisters back in … [Read more...] about The best designer-made holiday cards to send before it’s too late
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If you buy a smoothie in Portland, Oregon, the drink might come in a compostable plastic cup, a choice a thoughtful owner might make to make their operations more sustainable. You might think, at a quick glance, that you’re helping avoid part of the global waste problem. But Portland’s composting program, as in many cities, specifically bans compostable packaging from its green bins—and this type of plastic won’t break down in a backyard composter. Though it’s technically compostable, the container will end up in a landfill (or perhaps the ocean), where the plastic may last as long as its fossil fuel counterpart. advertisement advertisement It’s one example of a system that offers incredible promise for reshaping our waste problem but is also deeply flawed. Only around 185 cities pick up food waste at the curb for composting, and fewer than half of those also accept compostable packaging. Some of that packaging can only be composted by an … [Read more...] about Will compostable packaging ever be able to solve our waste problem?