Category Archives: Sustainability

Coca-Cola Recycles PET Liners into Bottles — BeverageDaily.com

Coca-Cola has been recycling PET liners into bottles and other products: “Joe Franses, director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, CCEP said thanks to the joint collaboration bottle liners were recycled, instead of being sent for incineration or disposal, expected to generate an annual saving of around £25,000.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Increase Your Sales to Millennials Courses for Walmart Suppliers  

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New Organics Rules Go Into Effect — The Packer

New rules are in effect for organic products traded between Mexico and the United States: “In October, USDA and SENASICA established an agreement to require import certificates for all organic products traded between the U.S. and Mexico. The new requirement takes effect Jan. 16 for all products entering the U.S. from Mexico. These products must be accompanied by a National Organic Program (NOP) import certificate. Mexico has agreed to implement its own requirement for organic products entering Mexico from the...

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Ball to Close U.S. Plant — Beverage Daily

Ball plans to close on of its U.S. beverage packing plants: “Daniel Fisher, senior VP, Ball Corporation, and COO, global beverage packaging, said the majority of the after-tax charge will be recorded by mid-2017 and the net, after-tax cash costs are expected to be approximately $5m. ‘ While closing a plant is always difficult, balancing our supply with demand in the highly competitive beverage packaging industry will better position the company for the long-term,’ he said. ‘This action will better...

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Is Fast Fashion Sustainable? — Triple Pundit

Fast fashion may be cost-effective, but at what price to the environment? “One of the biggest environmental costs associated with fast fashion comes from the use of synthetic fibers, which is rapidly increasing. Take polyester, which emits almost three times more carbon dioxide in its lifecycle than cotton. Polyester is present in 60 percent of today’s clothing, and it can take decades to degrade. About 21.3 million tons of polyester was used in clothing this year, a 157 percent increase from...

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Walmart’s Sustainability Policies Save Money — CNBC

Sustainability is paying off for Walmart: “To give another example, by doubling the efficiency of our U.S. fleet from 2005 to 2015, Walmart avoided the emission of nearly 650,000 metric tons of CO2, while also saving nearly $1 billion in the past fiscal year.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Valuable Advice from Social Media Sensations Sam + Nic Courses for Walmart Suppliers  

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Walmart Praised for Product Standards — GreenBiz.com

Sustainability advocates are praising Walmart for its efforts to remove potentially toxic chemicals from the products that it sells: “Our investigation found that some leading retailers such as Walmart, Target and CVS are making significant progress to move the market away from toxic chemicals, while other top retailers, most notably Amazon and Costco, remain serious laggards. Major U.S. retailers earned grades ranging from B for good progress to F for failing to develop even basic safer chemical policies. But with...

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U.K Retailers Agree to Stop Selling Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Swabs — Bristol Post

Asda and other U.K. retailers have agreed to stop selling plastic cotton swabs: “Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi have all made announcements following pressure from over 135,000 38 Degrees members and Bristol-based environmental campaigner Natalie Fee’s call for all retailers to ‘Switch the Stick’ and only sell biodegradable paper stem buds.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers   12 Ways Consolidation Benefits All Commerce Players   Courses for Walmart Suppliers  

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Walmart Honored for Efforts to Curb Food Waste — Progressive Grocer

Walmart joins other grocers in being honored for efforts to help prevent food waste: “’The founding 2030 Champions have shown exceptional leadership in the fight to reduce, recover and recycle food loss and waste,’ noted USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. ‘The staggering amount of wasted food in the United States has far-reaching impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change. To help galvanize U.S. efforts to reduce food loss and waste, USDA and EPA announced the first U.S. food loss...

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Walmart’s Environmental Goals — San Antonio Express-News

Walmart is serious about sustainability, as is evidenced in its latest plans for combining low prices with sustainable business practices: “The company wants its private-brand packaging to be 100 percent recyclable. It also plans to double sales of locally grown produce by 2025. It’s also working with suppliers and its private-label products to eliminate certified synthetic colors and artificial flavors and to get rid of other food additives where possible.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers   Walmart Announces New Sustainable Packaging...

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Walmart Kicks Off Sustainability Summit — Packaging Digest

Walmart has introduced its new Walmart Sustainable Packaging Playbook for suppliers: “Laura Phillips, svp sustainability, kicked off the 2016 Walmart Sustainable Packaging Summit yesterday, Oct. 25, with the message that sustainable packaging is still a priority for the retail giant (watch the first hour of the event here). Presentations during the half-day event revealed Walmart’s three updated sustainable packaging goals and measurements outlined in the new Walmart Sustainable Packaging Playbook.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers   Courses for Walmart Suppliers

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