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Olga Kachook

Olga Kachook is a project manager at GreenBlue, where she leads the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging courses and the Composting Collaborative for the organization’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Her background includes expertise in compostable materials and packaging, zero waste facility certification, life cycle analysis, and sustainable materials management. Prior to joining GreenBlue, Kachook led corporate sustainability and waste initiatives at World Centric, Etsy, Cascade Designs and Cascadia Consulting. She has a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is certified as a LEED Green Associate and a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor.

Articles

San Francisco is often the poster child of compostable packaging. Polystyrene is banned, and restaurants are required to use compostable or recyclable containers and utensils. With supportive regulations, savvy consumers and access to composting infrastructure,...