ErthCycle

The Plastic Pollution Solution

The Plastic Pollution Solution

ErthCycle is a plastic pollution solution created by passionate people that truly care about this planet’s future

(along with everyone and everything living on it).

ERTHCYCLE’S PATENTED TECHNOLOGY COMBINES NATURAL ADDITIVES TO CREATE A PLASTIC THAT BOTH REDUCES CARBON AND ORGANICALLY BIODEGRADES FASTER THAN STANDARD PLASTICS. ERTHCYCLE PLASTIC CAN BE CONVERTED INTO NUMEROUS FINISHED PRODUCTS AT A VIRTUALLY COST-NEUTRAL COMPARISON TO STANDARD PLASTICS.

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Carbon Reduction

– If you’re thinking, “How can plastic reduce carbon?” We’re glad you asked! In both the creation and degradation phases, standard plastics require a significant amount of energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) expenditure. ErthCycle is different in that it reduces the amount of actual fossil fuels needed per pound in the creation phase by replacing standard resins with a proprietary blend of patented resins, which include calcium carbonate, better known as limestone. Then, in ErthCycle’s end-of-life phase, our products are organically biodegrading, putting off less carbon over time. So, what does all that actually mean? Because ErthCycle products require less energy, less petroleum, and less GHGs at the beginning of life and emit less carbon during the biodegradation process, this naturally leads to less carbon produced overall!

– ErthCycle has been awarded a Carbon Credit Reduction Certification. 

Biodegradation

– One of the biggest issues with plastic pollution is that standard plastics can take hundreds of years to degrade. Even when they do, they can leave behind microplastics. Now, the term “microplastics” is pretty vague, but the general understanding is what standard plastics create as they degrade: minuscule particles that are popping up everywhere – in sushi, in bloodstreams, in the sand, you get the point.

– Where standard plastics degrade into infinitely smaller pieces, ErthCycle products are biodegrading at a highly accelerated rate, being consumed by microbes until no plastic particles are left. According to ASTMD5511 testing (which measures biodegradation in a simulated landfill environment), ErthCycle biodegraded over 75% in less than two years. And the absolute cherry on top? Since ErthCycle products organically biodegrade,
ErthCycle enhances the biodegradation of plastic into methane (which can be converted to energy), carbon dioxide, and inert humus (which makes soil richer).
Isn’t that amazing?!

– Learn more here.

Recycling

– We all know about recycling. According to the EPA, the U.S. plastic recycling system accounts for only 8.7% of all plastic waste (that’s 30 million tons per year that end up in a landfill!). And while there are curbside, pre-, and post-consumer recycling options, it is simply not enough.

– Thankfully, ErthCycle can be recycled, and it does much, much more. We take into consideration each part of our product’s lifecycle, using less plastic during manufacturing and organically biodegrading the remaining plastics to a gaseous state which can contribute to alternative energies in a Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP). ErthCycle checks every end-of-life box: our products can be recycled or thrown away, but either way, they won’t be here to pollute our planet for 500 years. ツ

– Learn more here.

Meet the ErthCycle Team

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Coop ツ

Orange County, CA
Co-Founder

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Jerry ツ

Haining, China
Co-Founder

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Dana ツ

Orange County, CA
Logistics

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Paige ツ

Long Beach, CA
Marketing

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Christina ツ

Phoenix, AZ
Design

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Christina Blanchard

Design

Christina started her web design business at the height of COVID-19 when everything was shut down. She was inspired by other young entrepreneurs to take a leap of faith and leave her stable job to pursue her passion. Almost two years later, she has designed close to 30 brands and websites for people all over the country. When she was approached by ErthCycle to come on board as their brand designer, she knew it was the perfect fit. When she’s not working away on her laptop, you can find Christina managing a spin + yoga studio in Arizona.

SUSTAINABILITY TIP: TRY THRIFTING BEFORE BUYING NEW. YOU CAN FIND REALLY HIGH QUALITY, UNIQUE PIECES AT SECOND-HAND STORES AND GIVE THEM A NEW LIFE IN YOUR OWN HOME!

Paige Schuck

Marketing

Paige fell in love with ErthCycle in her friend’s backyard at 1:00 a.m. on a random Thursday as she drilled Coop with questions about the product around a firepit. Ever since that fateful night, Paige has been bursting with passion for this product and the desire to bring ErthCycle into the sustainability sphere. She has quickly learned and absorbed all things ErthCycle, and she cannot wait to share it with the world. She takes care of all of the front-end stuff – socials, marketing, blogging, PR, etc. She’s used to wearing many hats and enjoys keeping on her toes. She earned her BA in English and has discovered her passion for writing about intersectional sustainability, educating others about the climate crisis, and informing people of the actions we can take as individuals. She’s also a big fan of her cats, Gnocchi, Rigatoni, and Cheese (oh yeah), hoarding glass jars, shopping secondhand, and cooking. Oh, and eating – can’t forget eating.

Sustainability Tip: One of my favorite ways to reduce food waste (and get a bang for your buck) is to collect food scraps in your freezer and then make your own stock/bone broth!

Dana Bayliss

Logistics

Dana has managed international finance and logistics for over 20 years, starting as a co-business owner with the company GlobalFlex. Adding her legal background and passion for the environment, she brings strong levity and knowledge of the global market to the ErthCycle team. Dana grew up on the beaches of Laguna Beach, CA, and at a very young age, discovered her passion for all things ocean, both in and out of the water. She has been a long-standing supporter of multiple environmental foundations and organizations and is extremely excited to be a part of the ErthCycle team. Dana’s perfect day? Morning yoga or hiking with her daughter, riding waves or paddle boarding, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Bowie.

SUSTAINABILITY TIP: BE MINDFUL OF YOUR DAILY ACTIONS AND DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POSITIVE IMPACT YOU CAN MAKE BY CREATING NEW OR BETTER HABITS. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, BUT IT IS USELESS WITHOUT ACTION.

Jerry Wu

Co-Founder

Jerry has been in the packaging manufacturing business since 2006. Educated at City University in London, followed by his 16 years of experience in running numerous manufacturing facilities in China, Jerry’s business and plastics expertise are renowned. Jerry’s shared passion for the environment and 16-year business and personal relationship with Coop led to his initial development of ErthCycle. As co-creator and co-founder of ErthCycle, Jerry continues his work toward a cleaner planet. He is driven by his love of his children and family and his belief in the possibility of a cleaner environment.

SUSTAINABILITY TIP: ERTHCYCLE HELPS MAKE US GREENER AND CREATES A FUTURE FOR HUMANITY.

Cooper “Coop” Bayliss

Co-Founder

Cooper Bayliss, better known as Coop, has worked in the packaging industry since 1987 as the CEO/president of two packaging companies, United Distributors Inc. and GlobalFlex. Coop’s passion for the environment, knowledge of plastics, and global business partners led to the creation of ErthCycle. As co-creator and co-founder, Coop’s singular goal is to find, create, and introduce any and all viable solutions to the climate crisis that can help bring a clean, safe future to our planet. Coop is also a semi-retired professional singer-songwriter and musician. When the daily challenges of climate change occasionally become too intense, he has his music to turn to for peace and balance.

SUSTAINABILITY TIP: EVEN THE SMALLEST EFFORT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. LITTLE THINGS TURN INTO BIG THINGS AND ONE PERSON CAN BECOME ALL PEOPLE. BE THE CHANGE!