NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 (CNN Money) -Responding to customers' demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic.
The Amazon-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Whole Foods claims it's the first national grocery chain to make the environmentally friendly move.Read more
MELVILLE, NY, May 21, 2019 (Local News) -Nassau merchants no longer will be able to use polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, a staple for restaurant takeout, steaming cups of coffee and packaging material, under a bill passed Monday by the Nassau County Legislature.
Nassau's ban on selling or distributing polystyrene products will take effect Jan. 1. Suffolk County passed a similar bill last month, and a New York City ban took effect at the start of this year.Read more
BRADFORD, UK, May 20, 2019 (Press Release) -127 loose fruit and veg varieties will be offered over the year
New bagless fruit and veg shelves will save 3 tonnes of plastic every week
Morrisons initiatives announced to date will remove 9,000 tonnes of unnecessary or problematic plastic a year
Morrisons is to become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg - and buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags.Read more
BRUSSELS, May 21, 2019 (Press Release) -The Council of the EU today adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.Read more
SINGAPORE, May 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is pleased to announce that it has received the Singapore Environment Council’s (SEC) Enhanced Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS+) certification.
The SGLS+ award that will see APP products return to shelves in Singapore, is a testament to the company’s intensified commitment to battle the threat of fire and haze since the 2015 haze that affected Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Indonesia.Read more
DALLAS, TX, May 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Kimberly-Clark to its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.
For Kimberly-Clark, this marks the 11th year that the company has been included in the list.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa is making significant progress in its journey towards becoming a fully sustainable and circular business, according to its latest Sustainable Development Report (SDR) which was published today.Read more
LONDON, May 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Leeds By Example, the UK’s biggest collaborative drive to boost recycling of some of the most common food and drink packaging consumed ‘on-the-go’, has inspired cities in Scotland and Wales to launch their own campaigns. Launched to help address the UK’s extremely low onthe-go recycling rates, the groundbreaking six-month trial in Leeds has doubled the number of people recycling plastic, cans and coffee cups and has recycled 600,000 cups in less than six months.Read more