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Water Risk Addressed Not-So-Well by Meat, Ag Industries, Report Shows

Water Risk Addressed Not-So-Well by Meat, Ag Industries, Report Shows

Water is currently one of the biggest risks to the $5 trillion food industry. In fact, the global food sector uses 70% of the world’s freshwater. A new report from Ceres ranks the top 42 largest global food and beverage companies, and shows who’s doing the best. And the worst.

Water, Waste Challenges Persist in Harvey-Hit Texas

Water, Waste Challenges Persist in Harvey-Hit Texas

Water and waste management remain a mess in southeast Texas. As of Sunday, more than 800 wastewater treatment facilities in southeast Texas were still not fully operational as a result of the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, officials have become aware of the release of wastewater from sanitary sewers, according to … Read more »

Molson Coors Reduces Water Consumption 0.6% in 2016

Molson Coors Reduces Water Consumption 0.6% in 2016

Molson Coors was able to reduce water consumption by 0.6% in 2016 and announced plans to improve water-use efficiency by 22% by 2025. The company’s water strategy focuses on working with farmers on water conservation, improving soil health and biodiversity, and advancing water restoration efforts in its watersheds. The company … Read more »

Stymied by Water Footprint Assessment? New Guide Can Help

Stymied by Water Footprint Assessment? New Guide Can Help

A new handbook is available to help organizations understand how to undertake a water footprint assessment using ISO 14046. Water availability, both in terms of quantity and quality, is recognized as a key global issue by the United Nations. Businesses (both directly and indirectly through their supply chain), communities and … Read more »

Employee Environmental Management Ideas Really Do Save Money; Here’s How

Employee Environmental Management Ideas Really Do Save Money; Here’s How

Conagra Brands saved more than $5 million in the past year by implementing employees’ sustainability ideas. Based on those ideas, Conagra diverted more than 8,700 tons of waste from landfills, saved more than 245 million gallons of water, and reduced emissions by more than 2,100 metric tons. The company also … Read more »

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Wastewater treatment spending for fracking is expected to grow almost three-fold, from $138 million in 2014 to $357 million in 2020, according to a report by Bluefield Research. Overall, the US fracking industry will spend $6.38 billion in 2014 on water management, including water supply, transport, storage, treatment and disposal. … Read more »

Nestlé Factory to Reduce Water Consumption 15%

Nestlé will reduce the total amount of water it uses in Mexico by 15 percent a year as the result of its new dairy facility in Jalisco, which will produce 1.6 million liters (422,000 gallons) of water daily out of cow’s milk, according to the company. The company plans to … Read more »