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Companies Save $14 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste

Companies Save $14 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste

The types of investments companies made include: quantifying and monitoring food loss and waste, training staff on practices to reduce waste, changing food storage and handling processes, changing packaging to extend shelf-life and changing date labels.

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Major NYC Businesses Cut Waste 50% — But Can They Achieve Zero Waste by 2030?

Dozens of major companies including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch with offices in New York City have diverted at least half of their waste from landfills and incineration, responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zero waste by 2030 challenge. The 31 business participants collectively diverted 36,910 tons of waste … Read more »

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World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

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Businesses Can Save Billions by Cutting Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from … Read more »

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Anheuser-Busch Converts St. Louis Trucking Fleet to CNG

Anheuser-Busch is replacing all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas-fueled tractors. By transitioning to the latest CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year. This St. Louis announcement marks Anheuser-Busch’s second full brewery fleet transition, following last … Read more »

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Food, Drink Giants Pledge to Halve Food Waste

Unilever, Nestlé, Anheuser-Busch InBev and hundreds of other top food and drink companies, all members of the Consumer Goods Forum, have committed to halve food waste within their operations by 2025, compared to a 2016 baseline. Some 30 percent of food produced is wasted each year with food waste responsible … Read more »

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AB InBev ‘Most Water Efficient Brewer’

Anheuser-Busch InBev says it is the world’s most water efficient brewer after achieving a water use ratio of 3.2 hectoliters per hectoliter of production. From 2013 to 2014, this resulted in saving the equivalent of the amount of water it takes to make more than 4 billion cans of our … Read more »

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Walmart, General Mills, Anheuser-Busch Improve Freight Efficiency, Cut Emissions

Improving efficiency and environmental management in freight operations is becoming increasingly important to global brands including Kellogg’s, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Adidas, General Mills, H&M, Lowes, CVS and Hershey’s, according to an Environmental Defense Fund blog. Jason Mathers, a senior manager at EDF on supply chain logistics, writes that while some … Read more »

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AB InBev Reduces Water Use 3.6%, Beats Target

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released its 2014 Global Citizenship Report, noting that it has achieved its goal of reducing 2014 global water usage to 3.2 hectoliters (84.5 gallons) of water per hectoliter (26.4 gallons) of production three years early, representing a year-over-year decrease of 3.6 percent. Water reduction efforts saved the … Read more »

EPA Rule Pits Brewers Against Farmers

A group of small craft beer brewers, including Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, are actively supporting the EPA’s proposed Waters of the US rule, arguing it will help ensure that they have clean water for their products, while farmers who supply beer ingredients say the rule has the potential to … Read more »