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Period: May 15, 2015 to June 1, 2015
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Method Launches New Laundry Detergent With 100-Percent Recycled Bottle Packaging

Method Products expanded its laundry care product line by launching the new 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent. Coming in a 53-oz PET bottle made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET resin from Amcor Rigid Plastics, the product reinforces Method Products' lineup of 8X Laundry Detergent. Amcor Rigid Plastics design engineers collaborated with Method's product designers to develop the PET bottle featuring Method's distinctive design.

"Method is first with 100% RPET detergent bottle", Packaging World, May 28, 2015

Sustainability Initiative Helping Business Grow, Unilever Says

Unilever said its Sustainability Living Plan initiative has helped the company grow its business, as well as improve its cost efficiency and resilience for the future. Described by the company as “sustainable living brands,” these brands, such as Dove and Ben & Jerry's, are recording above-average growth, as highlighted by their high single- and double-digit sales expansion rates during the past three years. In 2014, Unilever focused on three key sustainability areas in the United States: Brands with Purpose, Sustainable Agriculture, and Transformational Partnerships.

"Unilever Sees Sustainability Supporting Growth", Unilever, May 21, 2015

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Unilever CEO Says Global Warming Costing Company €400 Million Annually

Global warming is costing Unilever €400 million each year, according to company CEO Paul Polman. During an interview with broadcaster RTL Z in Paris, Polman said “companies are first to see the cost of climate change, such as the drought in California and Brazil at the moment.” Polman also said 80 percent of the world's population in 20 to 30 years will be from developing countries outside of America and Europe.

"CEO: Climate change costs Unilever €400 million", NL Times, May 21, 2015

Tesco Reports Slightly Less Food Wastes For 2014‒2015

Retailer Tesco said it reduced the amount of food waste generated at its stores and distribution facilities by 1,180 tonnes to 55,400 tonnes in the year 2014‒2015. Tesco, which announced it would stop publishing a printed corporate responsibility report, said bakery products accounted for 36 percent of total waste; fresh produce, 25 percent; and convenience, 9 percent. Also, the company said more than 3,000 tonnes of food was wasted in the impulse category, over 2,500 tonnes of meat, fish, and poultry, and more than 1,500 tonnes of beers, wines, and spirits.

"Tesco food waste figures reveal slight drop, 55,400 tonnes wasted", The Grocer, May 21, 2015

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