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Are Beverage Giants Doing Enough to Reduce Plastic Waste?

Are Beverage Giants Doing Enough to Reduce Plastic Waste?

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé have recently taken steps to use more recycled and biobased plastic in their bottles and packaging. But according to a Greenpeace UK survey, the top global soft drink brands aren’t doing enough.

Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

A Lux Research report says not only do bio-based materials and chemicals perform as well as their petro-based counterparts, they can actually perform better than incumbents and offer real business value to companies.

‘Forest 500’ Ranks Firms’ Deforestation Policies

‘Forest 500’ Ranks Firms’ Deforestation Policies

Only six major companies — Danone, Kao Corp., Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Unilever and HSBC — and one investor, banking and financial services giant HSBC, have comprehensive policies in place to protect tropical forests, according to Global Canopy Programme. The tropical forest think tank today launched its … Read more »

Bunge Makes Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Global agribusiness giant Bunge has committed to building a traceable supply chain for 100 percent of the palm oil and palm derivatives it trades, processes and utilizes in commercial and consumer products worldwide. Bunge trades palm oil and derivative products, and uses the products as ingredients in some of its … Read more »

Mars Sustainable Palm Oil 57% Traceable

Mars says 57 percent of the palm oil it sources can be traced back to a known mill in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, as of as of Aug. 31. The announcement comes as part of an initiative Mars launched in March that requires all of its suppliers … Read more »

Danone Extends Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil with no links to deforestation, setting a goal to map its palm oil supply chain by the end of next year. The pledge comes after the global food company fared poorly in a recent scorecard on palm oil policies released by the Union … Read more »

Kellogg, General Mills ‘Not Doing Enough About Climate Change’

Kellogg, General Mills ‘Not Doing Enough About Climate Change’

The “Big 10” food and beverage companies — Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever — together emit 263.7 million tons of GHGs, more than Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway combined, an Oxfam report says. Standing on the Sidelines says these companies … Read more »

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Factory Dairy Farms on the Rise in Asia

The expansion of industrial dairy farms in Asia could lead to severe consequences for the environment, public health, animal welfare and rural economies, according to a policy paper by Brighter Green. The policy paper, “Beyond the Pail: The Emergence of Industrialized Dairy Systems in Asia,” forecasts that by 2025 countries … Read more »

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Coke, Ford, Nike Form Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance

Coca-Cola, Ford, Nike and five other major consumer brand companies along with World Wildlife Fund have formed the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) to support the development of plastics made from plant material and build a more sustainable future for the bioplastics industry. Danone, H.J. Heinz, Nestle, Procter & Gamble and … Read more »