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Product packaging is a significant consumer of natural resources and energy, and a major source of waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Half of U.S. printed paper and packaging, worth $11.4 billion, is landfilled or … MORE
TRIPLE PUNDIT – Well maybe not a buck, but a nickel or dime, depending on the value of local cash redemption values. As You Sow, a corporate accountability and corporate social responsibility advocacy group, recently released its third beverage container recycling scorecard report.
TRIPLE PUNDIT – 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 and nervous systems. Nevertheless, … MORE
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Whole Foods Market has a reputation for caring about corporate social responsibility especially in regard to packaging. It encourages offers a nickel credit for customers who bring in their own bags, offers items in bulk … MORE
WHOLE FOODS MAGAZINE – October 30, 2011 – A close examination of the U.S. beverage industry’s collective eﬀorts to reduce, reuse and recycle reveals many divergent trends.
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
RELEASE: Investors Withdraw Shareholder Resolution Against Yum! Brands After Major Fast-Food Operator Transitions Away from Toxic BPA Receipt Paper
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – May 16, 2011 – Two major companies – Yum! Brands (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) and Whole Foods – are part of a growing industry trend … MORE
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
This report by Green Century and As You Sow builds on the first edition of Seeking Safer Packaging, published in April 2009, which ranked food and beverage companies on their efforts to address BPA in their product packaging. In this edition, the number of companies analyzed has expanded to include major U.S. retail companies that sell private-label canned products. MORE