RESOURCE RECYCLING – July 7, 2011 – As You Sow, a group that seeks corporate accountability through shareholder advocacy, has announced the results of some its recent campaigns.
GOOD MAGAZINE – May 17, 2011 – While the long term human health impacts of bisphenol A (BPA) are still not entirely understood, more medical research suggests that the chemical wreaks havoc with humans’ endocrine … MORE
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – May 17, 2011 – After years of sounding the bell on bisphenol‐A, consumer advocates seem like they’re ﬁnally succeeding in making it a dirty word for companies.
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS.COM – May 17, 2011 – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) and Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) are discontinuing the use of cash register receipt paper made with … MORE
SMART PLANET – May 3, 2011 – Noticed two items of interest in the past week when it comes to the development of enhanced sustainability practices for consumer goods packaging. First, Proctor & Gamble has … MORE
CALIFORNIA WATCH – April 29, 2011 – Coca‐Cola shareholders are demanding the company disclose how it is addressing consumer concerns over a controversial chemical used in the epoxy linings of its beverage cans.
THE INDEPENDENT – April 28, 2011 – Coca‐Cola has rejected calls to eliminate a controversial hormone disrupter in its canned soft drinks despite facing mounting pressure from its shareholders.
RELEASE: Coca-Cola Investors Strongly Support Shareholder Resolution Addressing Toxic Chemical BPA in Can Linings
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – April 27, 2011 – A resolution asking Coca‐Cola to disclose its plans around continued use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in beverage can linings won support today from 26% of the … MORE
POSTMEDIA NEWS – April 27, 2011 – Facing pressure from a growing number of shareholders, Coca‐Cola’s top executive said Wednesday it would be premature to stop using bisphenol A in its can linings.
FAIRWARNING – April 25, 2011 – Shareholder activists are resuming their campaign to pressure Coca‐Cola to stop using the controversial chemical BPA, or Bisphenol A, to coat the lining of its soft drinks cans.
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION – April 21, 2011 – It’s about as inconspicuous as a ubiquitous chemical can be: It coats the insides of soft drink cans, a barrier against spoilage and contamination.
BEVNET – April 20, 2011 – On April 27th Coca-Cola shareholders will vote on a resolution at the company’s annual meeting in Atlanta about the use of bisphenol‐A (BPA) in beverage can linings.
RELEASE: Coca-Cola Investors to Vote on Shareholder Resolution Addressing Toxic Chemical BPA in Can Linings
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – April 19, 2011 – On April 27th Coca-Cola shareholders will vote on a resolution at the company’s annual meeting in Atlanta about the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in beverage … MORE
SOCIAL FUNDS – April 15, 2011 – As You Sow wins commitments from three major bottlers to adopt Extended Producer Responsibility policies, and expands its engagement to include other major consumer product companies.
As You Sow’s third scorecard and report on beverage container recycling evaluates new and ongoing efforts by beverage producers to reduce source materials, create recyclable product packaging, and increase container recovery rates. MORE
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER – February 24, 2011 – Starting this summer, Heinz ketchup will be appearing in plant‐based bottles developed by Coke.
FAST COMPANY – Oct. 21, 2010 – BPA, a toxic compound found in everything from water bottles to store receipts, has increasingly become a thorn in the side of companies that make canned foods and … MORE
FAST COMPANY – Apr. 21, 2010 – Bisphenol-A, commonly called BPA, is a chemical used in many plastics that in recent years has been found capable of leaching into liquids when used in liquid containers … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – April 20, 2010 – Shareholders will vote tomorrow on a proposal asking the company to disclose how it is responding to public concerns about the safety of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a … MORE
The 2008 Waste and Opportunity Report is based primarily on responses to As You Sow’s Beverage Container Recycling Survey, which was sent to 23 beverage companies and on publicly available information from websites and corporate social responsibility reports. Seven companies responded to the survey. MORE
This report identifies efforts by beverage producers to use more recycled content in their containers, to increase recovery and recycling, and to reduce material use. Twelve leading beverage companies received the survey and five companies responded to the survey. All twelve companies were evaluated by using publicly available information from websites and annual reports, and on the basis of survey responses. MORE