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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated Nestlé’s membership this week after the company submitted a time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Earlier this month the organization had suspended Nestlé over lax reporting and failure to pay the membership fee, which counted … Read more »

Inside Campbell’s Peachy Zero-Waste Opportunity

Inside Campbell’s Peachy Zero-Waste Opportunity

Six years ago, farmers in New Jersey were paying to send undersized or blemished peaches to the landfill. Campbell’s saw an opportunity to turn them into salsa called Just Peachy benefitting the local food bank. In a new interview, the company’s head of sustainability describes the corporate advantages.

Marriott International Eliminating Plastic Straws Next Year

Marriott International Eliminating Plastic Straws Next Year

Marriott International announced a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands globally by July 2019. The company says the move could eliminate the use of more than 1 billion plastic straws annually and about a quarter billion stirrers.

McDonald’s To Serve Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

McDonald’s To Serve Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

McDonald’s Canada plans to serve Canadian beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches, sourcing more than 20 million Angus burgers from them over the next 12 months. The company will purchase Angus beef certified according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).

Starbucks Vows To Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks Vows To Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks announced plans to phase plastic straws from its stores worldwide by 2020. The decision is expected to eliminate more than 1 billion straws from the company’s 28,000 stores annually. A new recyclable lid will replace straws and become standard for most of Starbucks’ iced drinks. Eliminating straws came in … Read more »

PepsiCo Reports Waste Diversion and Packaging Progress

PepsiCo Reports Waste Diversion and Packaging Progress

PepsiCo’s 2017 sustainability report published today shows that the American multinational corporation reduced the overall amount of waste sent to landfill over the previous year, and also made progress toward their 2025 packaging design goal. Here is an in-depth look at those initiatives.

European Food-Grade CO2 Shortage Cascades Across Supply Chains

European Food-Grade CO2 Shortage Cascades Across Supply Chains

The European food and beverage industry is currently experiencing a food-grade CO2 supply crisis stemming from technical issues with several ammonia plants. Companies across the industry from brewers to meat processors are grappling with the shortage.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended Nestlé’s membership over the company’s failure to submit an annual progress report for 2016, and for delivering a 2017 report without the required time-bound plan for working toward sustainable palm oil.

McDonald’s Begins Transition Away From Plastic Straws

McDonald’s Begins Transition Away From Plastic Straws

McDonald’s restaurants are expected to switch from plastic straws to paper ones in the UK and Ireland next year. The chain also plans to pilot alternatives to plastic straws in several other countries later this year.

Ben & Jerry’s Demos Blockchain-Based Carbon Footprint System

Ben & Jerry’s Demos Blockchain-Based Carbon Footprint System

Ben & Jerry’s is piloting a blockchain-based retail platform that connects consumers to their carbon footprints. Starting this month, customers at the newly opened scoop shop in Wardour Street, London, can use the Poseidon Foundation’s platform to support forestry conservation.

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