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Dear Corporate Decision Makers of the World

Dear Corporate Decision Makers of the World,      Our founder and my father, Ralph Bianculli, started Emerald Brand 20 years ago with a mission to streamline sustainability and make it achievable for all businesses and consumers. Over the past 20 years we have built one of the largest environmental disposable brands in the world. We utilize sustainable, rapidly renewable materials [...]

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Climate Change & Children's Health

Climate change is the alteration in climate patterns largely due to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. We often hear about climate change, but we do not often think about the effects it has on our children.As a mom, I often wonder why my son was diagnosed [...]

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You Are What You Eat.

It all started a few years ago when my numerous steak dinners came to a sad end. I remember running into the doctor’s office with stabbing stomach pain and swelling followed after a meal I ate hours prior. That night, I was diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. It is contracted from many factors such as the [...]

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Winter Review 2016

Emerald Announced Award for Sustainability WinnersEmerald honored its annual Emerald Award for Sustainability winners in packaging, facilities, hospitality, pantry, and food service. The 2015 award winners include:Wrap & Send- Emerald Award for Sustainability in PackagingSouthern Wine & Spirits- Emerald Award for Sustainability in FacilitiesThe Garden City Hotel- Emerald Award for Sustainability in HospitalityOgilvy CommonHealth- Emerald [...]

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Environmental Change Through Sports

It continues to puzzle me how there are still many companies and individuals, in all different industries, who cease to believe that we need to all do our part to help the environment. It’s as if Doc Brown took these people “Back to the Future” to a time where sustainability wasn’t on the conscience of many folks. The reality, [...]

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Deforestation Devastation

What Is Deforestation? Deforestation is the clearing of Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of land. Forests cover about 30% of the world's land area, but many are cut down for various reasons including paper production. At the current rate of deforestation, the world's natural rain forests could completely [...]

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It Hasn't Been Easy Being Green

Working here at Emerald Brand, and trying to keep up with all the things my geeky green colleagues are doing to make this world a safer place, well, it just makes me think about things I remember seeing as a child that I don’t see anymore. Take for instance, the frog or the toad, never could really tell them [...]

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If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

I have struggled two times in my life with cancer and I believe the products that people use every day play a big role in overall human health. We all grow up listening to the adults saying the old cliché “If I only knew then what I know now.” I never really gave much thought to what that really [...]

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​The Plastic Pacific: Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the name given to the collecting horde of plastic garbage that is accumulating in the Pacific Ocean. When we throw away our empty bottles of soda after our snack run to the local convenience store, we know that it goes to a landfill, but does it really? Much of our plastic is ending up [...]

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Beauty Shouldn’t be Painful for our Environment… Or Ourselves

People do not often think about the products they use during their daily routines. You wake up, wash your face, take a shower, and brush your teeth. But many rarely think about what is in these products and how it effects the natural environment once it goes down the drain, leaves your home and enters our streams, rivers, lakes, [...]

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