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Besting the Challenges of Designing for Holistic Sustainability: Q&A with McCormick’s Michael Okoroafor

Besting the Challenges of Designing for Holistic Sustainability: Q&A with McCormick’s Michael Okoroafor

Michael Okoroafor, VP of global sustainability and packaging innovation for McCormick, discusses the challenges and lessons- learned when redesigning product packaging for sustainability.

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

McDonald’s is attempting to address customer concerns about packaging waste (and influence the industry) with a new goal: by 2025, the fast-food giant will recycle customer packaging in 100% of its restaurants. Customers have told the company that

Economists: Taxing Meat Products Unlikely To Lower Global GHG

Economists: Taxing Meat Products Unlikely To Lower Global GHG

New taxes on meat products promise to have positive effects on the environment and public health, but they are unlikely to actually lower global greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector, two University of Guelph economists wrote in The Conversation. Michael von Massow, an associate professor of food economics and … Read more »

McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

McDonald’s has agreed to end the use of polystyrene foam packaging globally by the end of this year. Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow. A proposal filed by As You Sow urging the company to phase out of polystyrene was supported by 32% of shares voted in May 2017, the group says.  

Walgreens Reduces Carbon Footprint 6.5% in 2017

Walgreens Reduces Carbon Footprint 6.5% in 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance, the holding company that owns Walgreens, Boots, and a number of pharmaceutical companies, announced that in 2017, it decreased its total carbon footprint by 6.5% from the previous year through energy efficiency programs and projects. It also announced that during fiscal 2017 Boots UK achieved its CO2 reduction … Read more »

Sustainable Solar Farm Powers Walmart in Alabama

Sustainable Solar Farm Powers Walmart in Alabama

One of Alabama’s largest solar facilities, built to provide power to Walmart in an effort to help the retailer meet its environmental management goals, is not just about renewable energy. The facility was built with sensitivity to the environment, including detention ponds to capture rainwater, helping prevent erosion and protecting … Read more »