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Environmental Executive Moves: GRI, New Belgium Brewing, TruStar Energy, Heritage-Crystal Clean

Environmental Executive Moves: GRI, New Belgium Brewing, TruStar Energy, Heritage-Crystal Clean

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

glass bottles

Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

Paris

Road to COP21 Climate Talks: US Feds Pledge Emissions Cuts, CEOs Unite on Climate Deal

The COP21 climate talks are less than a week away and we’re seeing a flurry of low-carbon commitments from governments and industry as both groups gear up for Paris. US federal agencies will cut emissions to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025. The White House made the commitment on … Read more »

Ceres food and beverage

Food Giants Urge Climate Change Action

Global food companies have pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged governments to do the same by forging an international agreement this December at the Paris climate negotiations. CEOs of Mars, General Mills, Unilever, Kellogg, Nestle USA, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm … Read more »

New Belgium Brewing

Brewer Slashes Downtime 50%, Saves $400,000 with Schneider Electric Software

New Belgium Brewing has halved its downtime and saved $400,000 annually using Schneider Electric’s Wonderware MES Performance software. The software also helped the third largest craft brewer in the US increase the efficiency of its packaging line by 30 percent, which allowed it to extend its packaging capacity to about … Read more »

EPA Rule Pits Brewers Against Farmers

A group of small craft beer brewers, including Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, are actively supporting the EPA’s proposed Waters of the US rule, arguing it will help ensure that they have clean water for their products, while farmers who supply beer ingredients say the rule has the potential to … Read more »

BIER member companies

Beverage Industry Drafts GHG Emissions Reporting Framework

Diageo, the Coca-Cola Company, AB InBev and other members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) have published a document that establishes a common framework for greenhouse gas emissions reporting — an industry first, member company Heineken says. The guide harmonizes reporting within each category — beer, wine spirits, carbonated … Read more »

packaging and paper waste

Does Packaging and Paper Need Extended Producer Responsibility Laws?

Market-based recycling could improve recycling rates at similar costs to current programs, while taking the financial burden for administration off cash-strapped local governments, according to a study by Recycling Reinvented. The cost-benefit analysis examines the projected outcomes of a model extended producer responsibility (EPR) system for packaging and printed paper, … Read more »

Hurricane Sandy damage in New York

Starbucks, Unilever Urge White House ‘Prepare for Climate Change’

One year after Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in $70 billion in economic losses, 20 major companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the president’s Climate Action Plan. The corporate signatories of the … Read more »

Unilever

Unilever, Levi’s to EPA: Finalize Power Plant Rules

Unilever, Levi Strauss, Symantec and Patagonia are among the 22 companies that have signed a letter supporting the new carbon pollution standards for power plants proposed last week by the EPA. The business group, along with some 50 investors — including the country’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS — with … Read more »

Oktoberfest

German Beer Industry ‘Threatened by Fracking’

Anheuser-Busch InBev and other German brewers want Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to block any laws that would allow hydraulic fracturing, which, they say could contaminate water used to make beer and hurt the country’s brewing industry. The Association of German Breweries, which represents Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bitburger Braugruppe and other companies … Read more »