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Consumers Expect Biz to Stop Hogging Water, Nestle Waters Study Shows

Consumers Expect Biz to Stop Hogging Water, Nestle Waters Study Shows

A new study commissioned by Nestle Waters North America shows that Americans rank clean water as the most important factor to living a healthy life: more than half of consumers (55%) and experts (60%) say they think about their water usage on a daily basis. But more significantly to industry is the fact that

Report Details Top Challenges of Stormwater Management and How States Address Them

Report Details Top Challenges of Stormwater Management and How States Address Them

Municipal stormwater programs face many challenges in managing polluted runoff. Today, there are 7,550 communities covered by municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits, representing more than 80% of the country’s population but only 4% of land area, according to the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). The US EPA’s stormwater … Read more »

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment expects to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 and by 95% by 2050, from a 2011 baseline, per the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also set a Scope 3 target to have 60% of suppliers commit to their own science-based targets by … Read more »

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Foods has completed its $2.4 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant in Sioux Center, Iowa. The plant treats industrial discharge from the company’s manufacture of bacon before it goes to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The newly updated plant will help offset outside water treatment costs, and will also … Read more »

Soaring Population & Technology Advances Drive Smart Agriculture Market

Soaring Population & Technology Advances Drive Smart Agriculture Market

Driven by increasing pressure on the agriculture industry to boost production to serve a steadily rising population, the global market for smart agriculture will see a 13.5% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2025, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The market will rise from a valuation … Read more »

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

Michigan declared a state of emergency this week for communities whose drinking water is contaminated with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); these commercial chemicals were once widely used but are no longer manufactured in the US. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered the contamination on July … Read more »

CA Legislature Focuses on Coast & Ocean Issues

CA Legislature Focuses on Coast & Ocean Issues

While many Californians are hitting the beach for the last few weeks of summer vacation, legislators in Sacramento are rushing to finish and vote on several bills that will make a difference for our coast and ocean for years to come. Over the next few weeks, legislators will vote on laws to

Sustainable Materials Take Hold in the Apparel Industry: Q&A with C&A Foundation’s Anita Chester

Sustainable Materials Take Hold in the Apparel Industry: Q&A with C&A Foundation’s Anita Chester

Anita Chester, head of sustainable raw materials at C&A Foundation, discusses supply chain advancements in the apparel industry, including an increase in organic cotton sourcing.

Yum Brands Restaurants Saved 1.3 Billion Gallons of Water Last Year

Yum Brands Restaurants Saved 1.3 Billion Gallons of Water Last Year

Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, says its restaurants saved an estimated 1.3 billion gallons of water last year. According to the company’s 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report published today, this water efficiency was achieved through smart building practices.

How PepsiCo Creates Lasting Agricultural Connections: Q&A with Margaret Henry

How PepsiCo Creates Lasting Agricultural Connections: Q&A with Margaret Henry

PepsiCo’s director of sustainable agriculture Margaret Henry discusses how the company works with farmers throughout the company’s global agricultural supply chain.

Global Textile Industry Explores Sustainable Dyeing Methods

Global Textile Industry Explores Sustainable Dyeing Methods

Numerous Chinese factories that produce synthetic dyes for the textile industry got shut down for environmental inspections starting last summer. In the wake of those closures, new methods for dyeing textiles are emerging that could help save water, reduce pollutants, save energy, and protect human health.

Molson Coors Joins Science Based Targets Initiative, Sets 2025 Goals

Molson Coors Joins Science Based Targets Initiative, Sets 2025 Goals

Molson Coors Brewing Company published its annual sustainability report and announced that they are joining the global Science Based Targets Initiative. The brewing company also set new targets as part of the 2025 goals outlined in “Our Beer Print Report 2018.”

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