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#BusinessCase: Employee Innovations Help ConAgra Save 97M Gallons of Water, 15M Pounds of Packaging - and $70M

by Sustainable Brands
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A growing number of companies large and small are finding they can save substantial amounts of money by optimizing various aspects of their operations, thereby proving the 

ConAgra Foods Conserves 97 Million Gallons of Water, Optimizes Packaging to Save 15 Million Pounds of Material, and Eliminates 58,700 Tons Waste

82 Sustainable Development projects reduce water, waste, energy and costs
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OMAHA, Neb., March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced the winners of its 2015 Sustainable Development Awards yesterday, an internal awards program that drives and rewards imaginative approaches to sustainability and produces bottom line business results.  The 82 entries received this year collectively:

Leading From the Front: Bloomberg Scores 3 Sustainability Awards

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At Bloomberg, we believe that operating sustainably is just smart business. That’s why we continue to stress the notion that a company doesn’t have to trade business success for sustainability efforts. We practice what we preach by pursuing innovative approaches to demonstrate success – and challenge other companies to do the same.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Impact of Recycling: Making a Daily Difference

From milk jugs to toilet paper rolls, your recycling really adds up. See the impact.
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See how recycling makes an impact every day on the Live Green Blog.

 

Sustainable Coconut Farming: Turning Waste Water to Fertilizer

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PepsiCo Brazil partnered with coconut suppliers in São Mateus, Brazil to send processed effluent from the wastewater treatment plant connected to a PepsiCo coconut supplier, to a neighboring farm to be used for irrigation and as fertilizer. The treated wastewater contains large amounts of nutrients, especially potassium, which is beneficial in coconut farming.

Forest Hills Debuts New Recycling Program with Recyclebank

Community follows the footsteps of seven North Hills Council of Governments communities with program that inspires and rewards residents for smarter, everyday choices toward a more sustainable future.
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Forest Hills Borough, Pa., January 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Forest Hills Borough today announced the launch of a new recycling program with Recyclebank, the company that inspires and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future. Forest Hills joins seven other Pittsburgh metro area communities from the North Hills Council of Governments, who also partner with Recyclebank in their commitment toward helping the environment and creating a more sustainable outlook.

Albertsons Safeway Joins EPA and USDA Challenges to Tackle Food Waste

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Albertsons Safeway believes that food waste can be significantly reduced through collaborative partnerships. As part of our commitment to address the issue, we recently joined the EPA Food Recovery Challenge and the US Food Waste Challenge, both of which encourage participants to increase diversion of food waste away from landfills to better uses, such as composting, feeding livestock and feeding hungry people.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Waste Management Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Waste Management Sector?
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December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Waste Management Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Waste Management Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 15 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

From Waste to Fuel

PepsiCo’s Tropicana facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., is making both orange juice and advances in sustainability.
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A stinging acronym has often attached itself to the placement of facilities where municipal solid waste gets sent: NIMBY, as in “Not In My Back Yard.”

But for a PepsiCo business on the east coast of Florida living next door to this sort of site, proximity proved key to cultivating what has become a genuine environmental asset.

Tropicana’s juice-producing facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., borders the St. Lucie County Baling and Recycling Center, a complex that receives more than 600 tons of household waste during an average day.

“Pack It Green” Saves Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Packaging and Over $6 Million

by Alexis Raymond
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The growing amount of solid waste being added to landfills from product packaging is an environmental concern to Cisco. To address this, we strive to design packages that protect against shipping damage while minimizing material usage.

Our employee-led “Pack It Green” Initiative, which promotes optimized packaging and order fulfillment, is a big part of this commitment.

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