article “I had no idea that polystyrenes could be as toxic as they were.
I thought, ‘It must be a bad batch.’
And then I realized that there were some people who had been working on it and they were really good at it,” says Alissa Gertner, who created and manufactured the first 5 gallon containers.
“It’s amazing that it’s still going on.”
She has also spent some time as an environmental activist.
She is one of several designers who’ve created containers that are made with recycled materials and eco-friendly practices.
“The plastic used to make the container is 100 percent biodegradable,” Gertener says.
“We’re going to have to be very mindful about what we put in there.”
She also says she is happy to be working on something she loves.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work on something that’s been in my life for so long that I’ve been able to make a little piece of art with it,” she says.