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Molson Coors Reduces Water Consumption 0.6% in 2016

Molson Coors Reduces Water Consumption 0.6% in 2016

Molson Coors was able to reduce water consumption by 0.6% in 2016 and announced plans to improve water-use efficiency by 22% by 2025. The company’s water strategy focuses on working with farmers on water conservation, improving soil health and biodiversity, and advancing water restoration efforts in its watersheds. The company … Read more »

Cream Cheese Plant Uses ‘Unsustainable & Disruptive’ Amounts of Water

Cream Cheese Plant Uses ‘Unsustainable & Disruptive’ Amounts of Water

A Philadelphia Cream Cheese plant in the Village of Lowville, NY, has been issued a mandatory water conservation order. The plant recently used more than a million gallons of water in a day, when the village’s water filtration plant can only filter 1.3 million gallons in a 24-hour period, according … Read more »

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

The increasing furor over food waste we’ve been seeing in the US has been going on for nearly a decade in Norway, when in 2010 the state and the food industry began working to together to reduce the amount of food that goes unconsumed. Now, a new store called Best Før … Read more »

Are You Running Out of Stuff? Here’s How to Tell

Are You Running Out of Stuff? Here’s How to Tell

By Katie Pastor and Eliot Metzger As populations grow and emerging markets industrialize, companies are facing a serious long-term challenge: how to meet surging consumer demand while minimizing environmental damage and sustaining the planet’s natural resources. If companies stick with current resource-hungry business models, this is an impossible task. But confronting … Read more »

Nestle Tells Consumers to Swig, Swallow, then Replace the Cap

Nestle Tells Consumers to Swig, Swallow, then Replace the Cap

Nestle Waters NA has become the first beverage manufacturer in North America to include the How2Reycle label, created by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, on the half-liter bottles of all its major US brands. The label, which tells drinkers to “empty and replace cap,” is meant to ensure that the caps … Read more »

Index Names Notable Cities Reaching Sustainable Goals; California Nabs 4 of Top 10

Index Names Notable Cities Reaching Sustainable Goals; California Nabs 4 of Top 10

US cities, home to more than 62% of the domestic population, are at a critical juncture, with many experiencing dangerous levels of water scarcity and drought, food insecurity, and flooding due to sea-level rise, as well as other challenges. Now, cities have received a wake-up call – and a call … Read more »

Stymied by Water Footprint Assessment? New Guide Can Help

Stymied by Water Footprint Assessment? New Guide Can Help

A new handbook is available to help organizations understand how to undertake a water footprint assessment using ISO 14046. Water availability, both in terms of quantity and quality, is recognized as a key global issue by the United Nations. Businesses (both directly and indirectly through their supply chain), communities and … Read more »

Finance Folks Finally Focusing on Sustainability? You Bet

Finance Folks Finally Focusing on Sustainability? You Bet

Could it be that finance folks at big corporations are waking up to the fact that sustainability can be a business driver? An article in the Journal of Accountancy – a publication for accounting and finance professionals from corporations, public accounting firms, government agencies and nonprofits – indicates that the … Read more »

New Council in MI Helps Groceries & Commercial Food Services Cut Waste

New Council in MI Helps Groceries & Commercial Food Services Cut Waste

Organizations in West Michigan have come together, thanks to a seed grant from the Michigan Local Food Council Network, to help the local food service industry reduce food waste. The new Western Michigan Food Recovery Council will focus mainly on large grocery operations and the commercial and institutional food service … Read more »

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

Reflections from Jen… When I found myself searching cow images (and mulling dairy puns) for the third time in the span of two weeks, I had to stop to think. In all my years writing for Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, I’m not sure I ever wrote about dairy … Read more »

CVS Focuses on the Usual Suspects (Can You Guess the 3 Biggies?)

CVS Focuses on the Usual Suspects (Can You Guess the 3 Biggies?)

CVS Health, one of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 2016, has joined the dozens of companies that have pledged to reduce product packaging waste by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The drugstore and pharmacy company says that its expanding environmental footprint – with thousands of retail pharmacies and … Read more »

Companies Targeting Environmental Goals Get Fat Investments from Millennials

Companies Targeting Environmental Goals Get Fat Investments from Millennials

Sustainable behavior in the consumer space and a younger generation of investors that believes their investment decisions can make an impact are driving an interest in sustainable investing – that is, investing in companies targeting social or environmental goals – according to a new report from Morgan Stanley. In fact, … Read more »