Episode 4: How to Build a Better Banana Peel
In this episode we converse with Joshua Onysko, Founder and CEO of Pangea Organics, an organic soap and bodycare company. We kick off our conversation by digging deep into Joshua's story as well has his vision of Pangea Organics and it's non-profit counterpart Pangea Institute. During our conversation, Joshua shares with us the many innovations of his company, from the living wage he pays his employees to the all organic garden in his factory that feeds his team half the year to the fact that all his products begin to biodegrade within 48 hours of leaving their container.
Joshua also shares with us his entrepreneurial philosophy of starting a business with full integrity. He shares with us that if you want your business to only use organic ingredients, than you do it from the beginning, instead of hoping that someday down the road you'll get there.
As the conversation moves along we touch on a number of other topics including the importance of passion and empowerment in a business, biomimicry and packaging that grows herbs, and the necessity of creating new businesses that are addressing actual needs instead of artificially creating them.
Listen in and join the dialogue as we explore the cutting edge of what it means to be socially and environmentally responsible.
This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1: How Responsible Can Businesses Actually Be?