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Annie’s Cereal Package Uses Recycled Plastic, but It’s the Consumer Messaging That Wins for Innovation

The company's new effort is intended to encourage participation by consumers in the recycling process.
Article

By Rachel Cernansky

Recycling rates in the U.S. are dismal, and Patrick Keenan, principal engineer - Annie’s packaging R&D, said the company wanted to help fix that.

“What we wanted to do was figure out a way to create value for the recycling collection process, which would then drive up the recovery rates and the access for consumers,” he said. “One way was by including recycled content in our packaging.”

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Water, Air and Pentair: Supporting World Environment Day

by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
Blog

Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.

Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.

Keep America Beautiful® Partners With Pernod Ricard to Host One of the World’s Largest Social Impact Programs

In the 9th Year of “Responsib’All Day,” 19,000 Pernod Ricard Employees Will Donate More Than 100,000 Hours to the Preservation of Natural Resources in 100+ Communities Worldwide By Joining Forces With Nonprofits Like Keep America Beautiful
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, is partnering with Pernod Ricard USA, the largest subsidiary of the world’s leading premium wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard SA, as it hosts the company’s ninth annual Responsib’All Day.

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Are Unsure About How to Recycle: PepsiCo Recycling Is Changing That…Starting in K-12 Classrooms

Press Release

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Recycling today announced that, through the Recycle Rally – a free program designed to educate and instill recycling behaviors at K-12 schools across the United States – nearly 10 million pounds of waste material was diverted from landfills during the 2018-19 academic year.  Since launching in 2010, Recycle Rally has facilitated collections of close to 500 million recyclable containers.

Lab Grown Diamond Council Retains SCS Global Services to Develop Sustainability Certification for Lab Grown Diamonds

Press Release

NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) trade organization has retained an internationally recognized third-party certifier and standards developer, SCS Global Services (SCS), to create the first sustainability standard in the diamond and jewelry market.

U.S. Shortfin Squid Fishery Achieves MSC Certification

Second squid species in the world to be certified sustainable
Press Release

The U.S. Northeast Northern Shortfin Squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body SCS Global Services and requested by Lund’s Fisheries, Inc. and The Town Dock, was part of a scope expansion following the successful certification of the U.S.

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe join Consortium founded by Carbios and L’Oréal to support the world’s first enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.

Summary: 
  • Key global players team up to boost recyclability of PET plastic products
  • Biological technology fundamentally changes the way PET plastic is recycled
  • Consortium aims to help make a circular plastic economy an industrial reality
Press Release
  • Key global players team up to boost recyclability of PET plastic products
  • Biological technology fundamentally changes the way PET plastic is recycled
  • Consortium aims to help make a circular plastic economy an industrial reality

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