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Marks & Spencer Reduces Packaging on Popular Foods

Marks & Spencer Reduces Packaging on Popular Foods

Major British retailer Marks & Spencer launched an initiative called “Project Thin Air” over a year ago to redesign packaging for 140 popular food products. The goal: Use less plastic and slim down the pack size without changing the amount of food inside. This week M&S announced that the project … Read more »

Retailers Bank on Environmentally-Friendly Clothing for Increased Sales

Retailers Bank on Environmentally-Friendly Clothing for Increased Sales

Many shoppers will shell out a little more money if they know a product, especially clothing, is environmentally friendly, market researchers report. Major retailers like J.C. Penney, H&M, and Target are increasingly tapping into that consciousness with fashion lines made from recycled fabrics. But the catch is that the prices … Read more »

Top CEOs Quit Trump Biz Council following Paris Accord Abandonment

Top CEOs Quit Trump Biz Council following Paris Accord Abandonment

Following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will quit the Paris climate agreement, the CEOs of Disney, Tesla, Apple and many others quit Trump’s business advisory council, and others continued to speak up in favor of sustainability. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, for example, told CNBC that he has … Read more »

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Environmental & Energy Data Book – Q1 2012 Environmental Leader has released the latest edition of its quarterly data book, which supplies busy executives and research teams with a collection of charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related data on a quarterly basis. The report includes 78 charts and accompanying analysis. … Read more »

Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’

Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’

Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million in an effort to find a national solution to the “critical recycling gap” in the US, the company announced today. Its investment is going to the Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund committed to funding comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs … Read more »

PepsiCo’s the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation

PepsiCo’s the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation

PepsiCo is the latest CPG company touting its commitment to reduce packaging waste, having announced that it has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a “core partner.” The initiative, launched in London in May 2016, brings together industry, government, NGOs and others to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain. Other core partners … Read more »

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

L’Oreal will be striving toward a neutral or positive water footprint for some sites by improving treatment and reuse processes, as well as increasing reuse and recycling of waste by boosting material recovery at all L’Oreal sites. The beauty company is working with Suez, a company that provides solutions for … Read more »

Unilever Cites Business Case for Recycling ‘Sachets’ with Innovative New Process

Unilever Cites Business Case for Recycling ‘Sachets’ with Innovative New Process

With as much as $120 billion per year lost to the economy through failing to properly recycle plastics, Unilever says there is a clear economic case driving its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable, and that doing so will support long-term growth of the business. With … Read more »