CDP analyst Christie Clarke shares insights from a new report that ranks 16 of the largest and publicly listed fast moving consumer goods companies on their business readiness for a low-carbon transition.
Ben & Jerry’s plans to phase out single-use plastic from all of their Scoop Shops worldwide starting early this year. As a first step, the ice cream company will no longer offer plastic spoons and straws.
PepsiCo North America has reached about 95% recyclable beverage packaging, the company’s director of recycling and sustainability said this week.
Taco Bell announced the rollout of recyclable cold cups and lids in all of its 7,000 restaurants across the United States. The Yum Brands chain says this accounts for 95% of the drinks they sell.
Consumer pressure on corporations to phase out single-use plastic straws has produced increased demand for reusable or compostable products. Businesses that make an alternative straw out of paper, silicone, glass, and metal report being inundated with orders.
Starbucks planned to give customers ordering holiday beverages free, limited-edition reusable cups at participating stores. The lidded cups would also be good for a small discount through early January. But supplies ran out rapidly that day, frustrating patrons.
Austin, Texas-based startup SNSTech, LLC has developed a 100% aluminum beverage can that’s both reclosable and entirely recyclable. The patented SipNShut container is designed to run on standard canning lines at high speeds, and the company says it pours as smoothly as existing cans.
McCormick & Company is aiming for making sure that 100% of their plastic packaging can be reused, recycled or repurposed by 2025. The maker of spices, seasoning mixes, condiments set this target as part of their purpose-led performance goals.
Kellogg Company and TerraCycle struck a deal that will allow consumers in the United Kingdom to return empty Pringles cans starting in December. Through the new program, shoppers can send the cans to TerraCycle, which plans to turn them into pellets for making products like benches and fence posts.
Coffee is a significant part of the J.M. Smucker Company’s business. Rebecca Ott and Julia Sabin discuss how the American manufacturer approaches responsible coffee sourcing and which tools have been the most helpful.
Ball Corporation has invested more than 100 million euros ($115 million) in a new state-of-the-art beverage can plant in Spain. Located in Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara, the facility saves energy and water.
As one major company after another phases out single-use plastic straws, advocacy groups representing people with disabilities are pushing back. Protests have prompted corporations to clarify their plastic straw ban policies.