Alter Eco: Sustainable everything, from soil to packaging
Known as a maker of sustainably sourced quinoa and chocolate, Alter Eco became known in the natural industry as a leader in responsible sourcing, prioritizing USDA Organic, Fair Trade USA and Carbon Neutral Product certifications. Holding both Public Benefit Corporation and B-Corp status, Alter Eco has been working with the Rodale Institute to spearhead a Regenerative Organic Certification. Alter Eco cofounder, Edouard Rollet, notes, “This is not meant to be another certification, it is a super certification and works with current suppliers and systems with higher standards in terms of social fairness, soil health and animal welfare.” He adds, “How can we raise the bar for organic and include some of the new challenges we are facing in soil health?” As part of the company’s efforts to become a carbon negative company, Alter Eco works in tandem with PUR Projet, a reforestation program to plant trees and offset CO2 production. The company has done large scale reforestation in Peru since 2008. At Expo West you can expect to see the company’s compostable packaging in action.