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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.

Dr Pepper

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Invests $6M in Recycling Efforts

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is investing $5 million in the Closed Loop Fund, a recycling initiative whose founding members include Walmart and Coca-Cola, and $1 million in Keep America Beautiful’s effort to place recycling bins in public parks. The beverage company says through these investments, it aims to help achieve … Read more »

Pepsi truck

Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper Increase Fuel Economy 13%

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13 percent since 2010, according to the American Beverage Association. The findings are the first to emerge from an industry-wide initiative in which the three beverage giants agreed to share proprietary data on … Read more »

Oreo

Mondelez Asked to Ban Unrecyclable Packaging

A proposal to Mondelez International from As You Sow asking the snack food company to phase out unrecyclable packaging received 28.4 percent shareholder support representing $11.8 billion worth of shares at the food manufacturer’s annual meeting. Mondelez produces brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Trident gum, and Philadelphia cream cheese. … Read more »

Hurricane Sandy

Climate Change Costing Companies ‘Millions’

Gap, HP and Dr Pepper Snapple Group are among the S&P 500 companies facing climate change related risks and costs, according to a CDP report. The report, which reviews findings from CDP 2011-2013 disclosures, finds reported risks affect companies in all economic sectors and include damage to facilities, reduced product … Read more »

Dr Pepper Donates $300,000 for Recycling Bins

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has donated $300,000 to Keep America Beautiful to put recycling bins in public parks. The Public Park Recycling Grant program is part of a one-year collaboration between the two organizations intended to increase recycling in city, regional and state parks across the US. Grant applications are … Read more »

Dr Pepper Installs Bio-Water Treatment

A BioViper biological pretreatment system from wastewater treatment systems provider Baswood Corporation has just started full-scale operation at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group Houston bottling plant. The BioViper (pictured) delivers an energy-efficient pretreatment solution that significantly lowers the biochemical oxygen demand in the bottling plant’s effluent while supporting the group’s environmental sustainability goals, … Read more »

Suncorp, Tiffany’s, WM Added to FTSE4Good Index; Dr Pepper, Mattel Dropped

Suncorp, Tiffany’s, WM Added to FTSE4Good Index; Dr Pepper, Mattel Dropped

Coca-Cola Amatil, Suncorp Group, DirecTV, chemical company Ecolab, food producer Hillshire Brands and jewelery retailer Tiffany & Co. are among 21 companies added to the FTSE4Good Index, which identifies on a semi-annual basis businesses that meet globally recognized corporate social responsibility standards. Seven companies were dropped from the index for … Read more »

Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Spend Millions on Water Quality

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has pledged $1 million over the next four years to protect Texas watersheds that provide water for its bottling plants. The money will fund preservation and restoration projects at five of the Nature Conservancy’s preserves — covering about 7,500 acres of land — in the watersheds … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: KLM and UTZ, Carbon Trust Standard, Dr. Pepper

KLM said that it is now serving UTZ Certified coffee on board of all worldwide flights, in a partnership signed with the sustainable farming label. The coffee comes from sustainable coffee farms in Central and South America, UTZ Certified said. Dr Pepper Snapple Group said that its Plano, Texas, headquarters … Read more »