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Target Exceeds 2020 Waste Diversion and Recycling Goal

Target already exceeded its 2020 goal to divert 70% of retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling, according to the company’s newly published 2018 corporate responsibility report. As a result, Target set a new goal to achieve a 75% diversion rate by the end of this year.

Inside Campbell’s Peachy Zero-Waste Opportunity

Six years ago, farmers in New Jersey were paying to send undersized or blemished peaches to the landfill. Campbell’s saw an opportunity to turn them into salsa called Just Peachy benefitting the local food bank. In a new interview, the company’s head of sustainability describes the corporate advantages.

Marriott International Eliminating Plastic Straws Next Year

Marriott International announced a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands globally by July 2019. The company says the move could eliminate the use of more than 1 billion plastic straws annually and about a quarter billion stirrers.

Adidas Makes Major Recycled Plastic Commitment

Adidas made a commitment this week to eliminate the use of virgin plastic for manufacturing by 2024. The German sportswear company will only use recycled plastic from that point on.

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.

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