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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 »

Coke, Amazon Appear to Lead the Way with Sustainable Packaging Improvements

Coke, Amazon Appear to Lead the Way with Sustainable Packaging Improvements

Coca-Cola and Amazon are leading the way in terms of sustainable packaging strides, according to the buzz leading up to Interpack trade fair in Germany this week. Coke’s bio-based PlantBottle, 100% bio-based recyclable container, is leading the buzz, per Packaging Digest. Coke’s sustainable packaging lead, Sarah Dearman, says sourcing plays a … Read more »

Walmart, Coke, Nestle, Pepsi Support Flint Crisis with Water Donations

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo will add their support to Flint, Michigan, by contributing about 176 truckloads of water to help people affected by the Flint drinking water crisis, including enough water to meet the daily needs of over 10,000 school children for the balance of the calendar year, the companies announced. In addition to the water … Read more »

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Coca-Cola Fined $61K for EHS Violations

OSHA has cited and fined a Coca-Cola Refreshments distribution warehouse for “repeat and serious” safety violations. The proposed penalty for the violations is $61,600. OSHA issued the citation on Dec. 11 for four repeat and two serious safety and health violations at the Monmouth Junction, New Jersey warehouse. Inspectors cited … Read more »

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Coca-Cola on Track to Meet 100% Water Replenishment Goal Early

Coca-Cola says it and its global bottling partners are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015. Based on the Coca-Cola system’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system is balancing the equivalent of an estimated 94 percent of the water used in its finished … Read more »

Farmers Fight Coca-Cola Over Groundwater

In Mehadiganj village, Uttar Pradesh state, India, the lack of groundwater has set farmers against a local Coca-Cola bottling plant, as both vie for the dwindling resource, according to Bloomberg. In August, Coca-Cola abandoned a $24 million expansion plan for the site, citing delays in permits to extract more water, … Read more »

Coca-Cola bottling plant in Trujillo, Peru

Coke Replenishes 68% of Water Used in 2013

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners say they are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by balancing an estimated 68 percent of the water used in their finished beverages based on 2013 sales volume. To date, Coke has replenished an estimated 108.5 billion liters of water … Read more »

Coke, General Mills Cut Costs with Product Sustainability

Coke, General Mills Cut Costs with Product Sustainability

Product sustainability cuts costs for companies including Coke and General Mills, according to a report by consulting firm Pure Strategies. According to the report, product sustainability goals are the most common best practice among “performing” companies that say they have achieved widespread financial and organizational benefits from their programs. Ninety-seven percent … Read more »

Rennovia

Rennovia Develops Bio-Based Nylon

Rennovia says it has developed a process to make a bio-based nylon material that will cost 20 to 25 percent less to produce and halve greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional petroleum-derived chemicals. The company says it has demonstrated production of hexamethylenediamine (HMD) — a key chemical used to make … Read more »

LaserShip

LaserShip Joins EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership

LaserShip has joined the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency. As part of the initiative, SmartWay provides the tools and framework with which LaserShip and other member carriers can benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance. … Read more »

Coke Buys $2.59m Recycling Carts, 28% ‘Lazy’ Consumers Don’t Recycle E-Waste

Coke Buys $2.59m Recycling Carts, 28% ‘Lazy’ Consumers Don’t Recycle E-Waste

Coca-Cola, telecommunications company CenturyLink and EcoScraps, an organic lawn and garden products manufacturer, are among the companies that announced recycling initiatives and milestones yesterday, on Earth Day. Coca-Cola has granted $2.59 million over the next five years to Keep America Beautiful, which will purchase more than 50,000 blue recycling carts, … Read more »

Dell

Earth Day Roundup: Dell, InterContinental Hotels, Delta, Haggar

In celebration of Earth Day today, a host of companies have announced eco-initiatives and sustainability targets. These include: InterContinental Hotels Group announced progress made with its online environmental management tool IHG Green Engage, which helps more than 2,300 IHG hotels reduce energy, water and waste consumption. The group exceeded its … Read more »