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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 »

EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

Environmental groups are suing the EPA over its application of the Toxic Substance Control Act, saying that the methods by which the agency is prioritizing and evaluating chemicals will harm workers and families.

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 »

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 »

Clothing Giant’s Sustainable Sleepwear Reduces Operational Risk

Clothing Giant’s Sustainable Sleepwear Reduces Operational Risk

Clothing giant Primark has launched its first line made from sustainable cotton; because identifying the source of materials such as cotton can be difficult, Primark will only use certified sustainable cotton in a single line of pajamas, for now. But as it slowly increases its use of sustainable cotton, the … Read more »

Stormwater Fees Jump in Windy City, Colorado Springs

Stormwater Fees Jump in Windy City, Colorado Springs

As city infrastructures age, organizations will increasingly face the threat of higher stormwater fees. Case in point: Arlington Heights, in suburban Chicago, is implementing a new stormwater utility fee for businesses to help fund flood control projects throughout town, according to the Daily Herald. While small businesses (up to 40,000) … Read more »

Chilled Water Optimization, LED Upgrades Save Big at Big Pharma

Chilled Water Optimization, LED Upgrades Save Big at Big Pharma

By Tom Pagliuco, Executive Director, Global Energy Engineering, Allergan There are currently two types of projects that typically have attractive economics for pharmaceutical facilities and we have been focusing our attention on: LED lighting upgrades and chilled water optimization projects. Lighting is a low risk, easy to implement energy savings … Read more »

Plastics Stories Help Boost Brands (Who Knew?)

Plastics Stories Help Boost Brands (Who Knew?)

“Storied plastics,” or plastics that are collected by waste stream, sorted by material type, and traced back to the original point of origin, are a good choice of material for use in packaging as companies attempt to improve their sustainability practices, writes Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder and co-CEO of EcoVadis (via … Read more »

How Much Motor City Water Does Coke Use, and What Does It Cost ‘Em?

How Much Motor City Water Does Coke Use, and What Does It Cost ‘Em?

The Coca-Cola bottling plant in Detroit returned 48% of the water it purchased back to the city as wastewater in 2016, according to a spokesperson, while PepsiCo said it returned 60% of the water it purchased as wastewater. Coke and Pepsi purchased a total of 113 million gallons of water and … Read more »

Report Points Finger at US Timber Distributors for Illegal Deforestation in PNG

Report Points Finger at US Timber Distributors for Illegal Deforestation in PNG

The global timber trade is driving deforestation in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and abuses are being seen in the supply chains of companies you might not expect, including Home Depot, according to a new report from Global Witness. Home Depot’s supplier, Home Legend, has halted sales of exotic wood flooring linked to often … Read more »