Persephone’s eco friendly changes

The Persephone warehouse south of town stores all the everyday essentials for the three restaurants: Picnic, Persephone Bakery and Persephone West Bank.

One of the most common items in a dump is a coffee cup. In Jackson, one company is trying to reduce that impact.

Persephone Bakery downtown and its two sibling coffee shops (Picnic in West Jackson and Persephone on the West Bank) prepared 343,843 coffee drinks last year. The last week in February, 6,900 coffee cups were used.

Persephone’s eco friendly changes

Persephone has switched from plastic straws and utensils to Penka products. Penka uses “certified biobased products made with agave fibers ... which are the byproduct of agro-industrial processes,” the Penka website states.

Persephone’s eco friendly changes

Switching from plastic tape to paper tape is one of the changes Persephone is making to become for eco-friendly. Above, Cassie Dean, the general manager of sales, shows off the “angry bread” tape.

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Tim Rieser

That’s great and I applaud their efforts. A word to the wise on compostable cups and lids; typically they only break down more finely and don’t actually compost. Further, if they are put in landfills they remain in a stasis state and don’t really deteriorate at all four to lack of oxygen and being tightly packed among other reasons. It’s a conundrum. But kudos to them for working hard at stemming our global waste issues.

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