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Coca-Cola Extends Commitment To Reducing Carbon Emissions From Packaging

With packaging accounting for about half of its corporate carbon emissions, Coca-Cola Enterprises says it is committing to a major reduction in materials across all of its packaging formats. It also says it will support the “circular economy” that uses recycled and renewable materials and recycles more packaging. Specifically, CCE will use 25 percent less aluminum, glass and steel; ensure that 40 percent of the petroleum-based plastic it uses is recycled or made from renewable materials; and ensure that all of its cans and bottles are fully recyclable.

"CCE will have all cardboard and corrugated packaging FSC certified by the end of 2015", BeverageDaily.com, June 17, 2015

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RB Is Fourth Most Environment Friendly Firm, According To 2015 Newsweek List

RB is the world's fourth most environmentally responsible company, according to the 2015 Newsweek Green Ranking list. In 2014, the company was ranked number 202. Its 198-rung jump in one year highlights the company's success in improving and reducing its “overall carbon footprint.” According to the company, 74 percent of its factories are sending zero waste to landfills and it has reduced its water use by 24 percent and energy use by 13 percent, compared with 2012 levels.

"RB Ranked as one of the World's Greenest Companies", Canada News Wire, June 12, 2015

The Body Shop Says To Use Newlight's AirCarbon As Packaging Material

The Body Shop partnered with Newlight Technologies for a research and development project aimed at integrating AirCarbon materials into packaging of products sold by the beauty retailer. Unlike today's plastics, AirCarbon are not made from fossil fuels. AirCarbon is a thermoplastic material developed by Newlight over 10 years of R&D and is made by “combining air with carbon.” According to The Body Shop, its R&D partnership with Newlight Technologies continues a tradition of leadership in sustainability in the beauty industry.

"The Body Shop and Newlight Form Research and Development Partnership to Launch AirCarbon To The World Of Beauty ", PRNewswire, June 08, 2015

Unilever Achieves Zero Waste To Landfill Status In Ghana

Unilever Ghana achieved zero non-hazardous waste to landfill status, four years after its parent company launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Located in the country's heavy industrial area, Tema, Unilever Ghan earlier reduced non-hazardous waste to landfill by 50 percent in 2013 from 2012 levels. According to the company, various initiatives, such as waste reduction programs and partnerships with local manufacturing companies, helped Unilever Ghana reach the milestone.

"Unilever Ghana achieves zero waste to land fill", citifmonline.com, June 06, 2015

SC Johnson's Toluca Factory Receives Mexico's Highest Award For Sustainability

SC Johnson's manufacturing facility in Toluca, Mexico, received the Environmental Excellence Award from the country's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection. Given to the company at a ceremony featuring Mexico's National Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Juan Jose Guerra Abud, the award is the highest environmental honor given by the agency also known as the Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente. SC Johnson's other achievements in environment protection and sustainability include reducing waste by more than 71 percent at its global manufacturing sites since 2000 and zero landfill status of eight of its manufacturing facilities.

"SC Johnson Honored with Mexico’s Top Environmental Honor, PROFEPA’S Environmental Excellence Award", SC Johnson, June 05, 2015

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