SEATTLE, WA, Jan. 21, 2020 (Press Release) -Today in a public letter citing the company’s enduring mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit, Starbucks chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet. The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, water use and waste by 2030, and outlined five strategies the company has identified to move toward them.Read more
NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Jan. 21, 2020 (Press Release) -Start-up company Tofusan, founded by Suranam Panichakarn in 2011, and SIG team up to launch Thailand’s first organic UHT soymilk in aseptic carton packs. After enjoying rapid growth to become the market leader in pasteurized soymilk, with a 65% market share in Thailand, Tofusan has now launched its first premium organic UHT soymilk in original flavour and low sugar varieties in combiblocMini aseptic carton packs from SIG.Read more
VIENNA, Austria, Jan. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -Leading global packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi announced today that it has successfully maintained its A- leadership rating by CDP for Climate Change.
CDP is an internationally recognised independent sustainability benchmarking platform for environmental disclosures, supporting companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation.Read more
VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 20, 2020 (Vancouver Sun) -The B.C. government is preparing to introduce new bans on single-use plastic products, like grocery bags, as well as boosted options for recycling.
The changes will be introduced within weeks and are intended to create a provincewide plan following the differing actions of major cities like Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria, according to a statement by the Ministry of Environment.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has once again achieved a place on CDP's prestigious ‘A List’ for climate change. CDP is a global non-profit environmental disclosure platform that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Metsä Board has been included on the CDP Climate ‘A List’ since 2016.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging, has today announced it has joined 4evergreen, a new industry alliance to increase awareness of the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials in a circular and sustainable economy.
4evergreen was created as a forum to engage and connect industry members from across the fibre-based packaging value chain, from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters and collectors.Read more
IPSWICH, UK, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Frugalpac has partnered with First Mile to offer customers an inclusive recycling service for its innovative Frugal Cup. Customers joining the ‘coffee cup revolution’ can ensure sustainability through First Mile’s recycling post-back service, RecycleBox.
Customers ordering any two cases of Frugal Cups will automatically be offered the service, where they can put their used cups in the box in which they were delivered, to be collected by First Mile’s RecycleBox courier network and correctly recycled.Read more
PITTSBURGH , Jan. 17, 2020 (Local News) -Giant Eagle’s pilot program to phase out plastic bags started Wednesday at one of its grocery store locations and a GetGo.
Plastic bags are no longer at the checkout lanes at the Waterworks Market District store, and paper bags will cost you 10 cents -- except for customers who pay for their groceries with government assistance. Customers are encouraged to bring reusable bags or purchase them at Giant Eagle for 99 cents.Read more