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by Sustainable Brands, Feb 2018
Earlier this year, the NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark, U.S. Bank Stadium, SMG and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced an ambitious plan to make Super Bowl LII a zero-waste event. The results...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2017
Walmart is the first retailer to adopt a science-based target emissions-reduction plan, in which it aims to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 18 percent by 2025, as well as reducing CO2e...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
The development of innovative packaging solutions continues to help brands reduce impact and drive future growth. Making good on its commitment to create products from waste materials and create a...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
In an effort to help companies optimize their packaging systems, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Industry Council for Research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) have teamed up to...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
Nearly half of Americans do not recycle their beauty and personal care products, accounting for a significant amount of landfill waste. Garnier and DoSomething.org are hoping to change that with...
by Libby MacCarthy, Mar 2017
Food industry giants Danone, Nestlé and Kroger are the latest companies to harness design and circular principles to move the food and beverage industry towards zero waste. Danone and Nestlé Waters,...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of plastic used each year for packaging is actually recycled. The remaining 98 percent finds its way into landfills...
by Libby MacCarthy, Feb 2017
Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from...
by Libby MacCarthy, Feb 2017
Less than a week after its release, the European Commission’s new Roadmap for the EU Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy is already coming under fire. According to the Break Free From Plastic...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2017
Finding new post-consumer uses and solutions for products is critical for making the shift towards a more circular economy, but more and more companies are turning their focus to the early stages of...
by Libby MacCarthy, Jan 2017
New programs, initiatives and innovations that drive forward the transition to a circular company seem to be popping up almost daily. The latest to pick up the banner for the circular cause? Coors...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2017
Despite the hype around Internet of Things (IoT), it’s helping more and more brands streamline operations and meet ambitious sustainability goals. First, Fetzer Vineyards, a leader in regenerative...
by Tom Szaky, Jan 2017
Today, Procter & Gamble announced that it has teamed up with us at TerraCycle and SUEZ, the largest waste management company in Europe, to source, develop and put out the first fully recyclable...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2017
Today, at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Head & Shoulders (H&S), the world’s #1 shampoo brand, will produce the...
by Libby MacCarthy, Jan 2017
Due to their functional properties and low cost, plastics have become an integral part of our global economy and have seen their production increase twenty-fold over the past half-century. Despite...
by Libby MacCarthy, Jan 2017
According to a new report released by WRAP, retailers and brands across the UK saved over £100 million by reducing food waste. Working in partnership with grocery retailers, brands and suppliers as...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2017
Waste packaging and food leftovers from this Christmas alone will have cost councils £72 million1, according to new research from UK think tank Green Alliance. In England, local authorities...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2017
While plastic packaging has a reputation for being convenient, it presents a serious problem for the planet — and brands’ bottom lines. One-use plastic packaging currently accounts for over $80...
by Talia Rudee, Dec 2016
On Monday, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) announced the completion of a multi-hospital plastics recycling project in Chicago, collaborating with the Plastics Industry Association (...
by Talia Rudee, Dec 2016
Ambitions of a circular economy continue to drive decisions around Europe as more circular packaging solutions emerge as a prominent piece to the puzzle. Following the launch last month of its...
by Libby MacCarthy, Nov 2016
With private and municipal composting programs becoming more mainstream, as well as more companies turning to more sustainable packaging designs, composting is now easier than ever. The next step in...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2016
The packaging industry in the U.S. is being challenged this month: four non-profit conservation organizations released a “Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List” in support of California’s...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2016
Closed Loop Fund (CLF), a private sector investment fund that finances recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies to advance the circular economy, released its first...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2016
All over the world, new ideas are changing mankind’s relationship with food. From the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to the “ugly food movement,” ideas big and small are making an impact. To...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2016
Walmart hopes to reignite the passion around sustainable packaging with vendors, store buyers, packaging suppliers and consumers with three new, clear goals: Optimize Design; Source Sustainably; and...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2016
Disney is inspiring fans to think outside the toy box and help protect the planet in celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana.” Inspired by the Disney Store’s new Classic Moana doll box,...
by Hannah Furlong, Oct 2016
Newly formed groups in Europe and Canada are working to deliver a circular economy for packaging materials: PlasticsEurope has created a Plastics Packaging Circular Economy Group to maximize resource...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2016
The Dow Chemical Company has announced that it has committed $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. The company made the announcement on...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2016
The host of food and drink company members of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a series of new sustainability commitments. The newly-released “Ambition 2025...
by Hannah Furlong, Oct 2016
Six European startups have been selected as finalists for the third Green Alley Award, a prize that rewards business models and products that can improve resource conservation. Waste-reducing apps, a...
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