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Kroger Sustainability ‘Lives Here’

Kroger Sustainability ‘Lives Here’

The Kroger Co. has launched a program called Sustainability Lives Here, designed to help it reach its sustainability goals, including a goal of zero-waste by 2020. The program is designed to help “highlight easy, earth-friendly and sustainable living practices.” In addition to the Sustainability Lives Here campaign, Kroger is making a … Read more »

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Natural Gas Facility Modification Questions Answered

A Clean Energy blog answers four common questions about facility modifications to accommodate natural gas vehicles. The company has helped heavy-duty truck fleets like Kroger and transit fleets like Jacksonville Transportation Authority answer such questions and make necessary modifications. The questions include: How much does it cost? Do I have … Read more »

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Halloween Supplies

Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Party City and Walgreens are among the retailers whose Halloween costumes and party supplies contain hazardous chemicals, according to a study by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project. The project tested 106 Halloween related products, including costumes, accessories, decorations and party favors, and found chemicals that are … Read more »

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Lawsuit Says Kroger Bread Contains Carcinogen

Supermarket chain Kroger is allegedly selling wheat bread containing high levels of urethane without a required warning on the packaging, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit, filed by Custodio & Dubey LLP, says urethane is a carcinogen and California Proposition 65 requires manufacturers … Read more »

US Utilities Offer EV Tariffs to Increase Customer Engagement

US Utilities Offer EV Tariffs to Increase Customer Engagement

Twenty-five electric utilities across 14 states – including eight of the 15 largest — are now offering electric vehicles rates and tariffs as part of an effort to engage the growing number of customers who drive electric vehicles, according to a study by Northeast Group. In the Midwest, Minnesota has … Read more »

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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 »

Whole Foods, Safeway Top Sustainable Seafood Ranking

Whole Foods, Safeway Top Sustainable Seafood Ranking

Whole Foods and Safeway top Greenpeace’s annual ranking of supermarkets’ sustainable seafood policies. Four supermarkets — Roundy’s, Bi-Lo, Save Mart and Publix — failed altogether, according to the 2014 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO). Kroger, the fifth biggest food retailer in the world, was dinged for selling the most “red … Read more »

University-Themed Products Might Contain Hazardous Chemicals

That March Madness shirt or trinket you’re displaying might contain chemicals already banned in other consumer products, according to a new report. A new study found that 7 in 10 (71 percent) of university-themed products sold at top retailers contain one or more hazardous chemicals, including arsenic, lead, bromine, chlorine … Read more »

Chemical Spill Leaves Businesses, Homes without Water

A chemical spill in West Virginia has closed restaurants and schools and left up to 300,000 people without tap water. The spill of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical used in the coal industry, originated from Freedom Industries’ water treatment plant on the Elk River in Charleston, Reuters reports. Freedom Industries produces … Read more »

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Major supermarkets chains in the US including Walmart and Whole Foods continue to use hydrofluorocarbons, gaseous compounds used in refrigerants and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions more powerful than carbon dioxide, according to a survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The report, The Dirty Dozen: How your local … Read more »

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Nike, UPS, Starbucks Shareholders Demand GHG Cuts, Sustainability Reporting

Investors filed 110 shareholder resolutions this proxy season related to sustainability issues and climate change with 94 US companies, according to business nonprofit Ceres, which helped coordinate the shareholder filings. Among resolutions filed with major US manufacturers, consumer brands and service providers, many investors requested board oversight of corporate sustainability … Read more »