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Smartphone App Applies Inventory Management Tactics To Reduce Home Food Loss

May 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The developers of a consumer smartphone app that applies an industrial inventory management strategy to domestic use know that 60 percent of food loss in the U.K. happens in the home. The app (“”The Pantry”) provides a stock list that ranks purchased food; a tracker that sorts foods by expire date, best before date or use by date and sends notifications when a product is nearing its date. It also provides recipes that maximize use of the foods in the fridge, freezer or cupboard. The developers tested their app among consumers, and published their findings in a scientific journal: the app can help cut home food waste 34 percent. They conclude that it seems "misdirected" to focus all food waste reduction efforts on industry. The remainder of the food chain – particularly consumers – “must get involved.”
Niamh Michail, "Industry must help consumers cut food waste, say app developers", FOODnavigator.com, May 11, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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Cage-Free Egg Movement Steams Ahead

May 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Walt Disney Co.’s theme parks and cruise line, and the Florida-based supermarket chain Winn-Dixie, announced they are implementing a cage-free eggs sourcing policy much earlier than other hospitality chains, restaurants and food retailers. Disney said its plan will be completed by the end of 2016, while Winn-Dixie’s private-label eggs will be cage-free by 2017, the rest by 2025. Most companies that have announced cage-free egg policies are giving themselves as much as ten years to put them in place. In recent weeks, the following companies have announced a transition to cage-free eggs over various timetables: 7-11; Dollar General; Dairy Queen; N.Y.-based Tops grocery chain; Texas-based H-E-B grocery chain; C&S Wholesale Grocers (Keene, N.H.); and grocery retailer SpartanNash (Grand Rapids, Mich.).
"Disney and Winn Dixie will use cage free eggs only", Orlando Sentinel , May 10, 2016, © Orlando Sentinel
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L'Oreal Reveals Strategy To Reach Carbon-Balanced Status By 2020

May 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal aims to become a carbon-balanced company by 2020 through its Sharing Beauty With All sustainability program, according to chief sustainability officer Alexandra Palt. First launched three years ago, SBWA has enabled the beauty brand to improve efficiencies, adopt green energy supply, and redesign product formulas. To achieve its expanded SBWA targets, the company needs to secure the support of all employees and convince them sustainability is at the core of the company mission. According to Palt, to ensure success, the program should have support and leadership from top management. L’Oreal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has been the leader of the company’s sustainability initiatives. Also, L’Oreal has linked the bonuses of brand managers and country managers to their performance versus environmental targets.
Madeleine Cuff, "An inside look at L'Oreal's sustainability makeover", Business Green, May 06, 2016, © Incisive Business Media (IP) Limited
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L'Oreal Unveils Evaluation Scheme For Brand And Country Managers As Part Of Sustainability Initiative

May 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oreal will evaluate the performance of brand and country managers based on the objectives defined in the company's Sharing Beauty With All sustainability program, according to chief sustainability officer Alexandra Palt. Brand managers will be assessed based on their achievements toward the three main SBWA product targets: increasing the percentage of products with improved environmental or social profile; driving the brand's efforts to combine sustainability with customer interactions; and the brand's contribution to the company's environmental or social purpose. Country managers will be evaluated depending on how well the company's growth has been shared with local employees and communities.
Madeleine Cuff, "L'Oreal reveals secrets of its executive carbon bonus scheme", Business Green, May 06, 2016, © Incisive Business Media (IP) Limited
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Quality, CSR, Sustainability Drive Kimberly-Clark's Communications Activities In Asia Pacific

May 5, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark APAC implements its communications strategies, while focusing on five priorities represented by the acronym “DRIVE,” according to Shweta Shukla, director for communications and government affairs for the region. Shukla said DRIVE stands for driving brand PR and credentials; raising the corporate profile and employer branding; internal communication that inspires employees; vision for long-term CSR and sustainability; and elevating internal and agency capabilities. Across the Asia Pacific region, the company is working in partnership with a combination of PR firms, including Ogilvy PR, Edelman, MSLGroup, and local agencies from important markets. Kimberly-Clark’s “Kleenex – Look after your forests” campaign, launched when the haze in Southeast Asia reached dangerous levels in 2015, was an example of a DRIVE-focused campaign.
Kim Benjamin , "Inside In-house: Kimberly-Clark's APAC communications director on brand building and newsrooms", PRWeek, May 05, 2016, © Haymarket Media Group Ltd.
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Hershey’s Continues Simplifying Its Ingredients

May 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Following through on its 2015 promise to simplify the ingredients that go into its products, candy manufacturer Hershey’s has developed a new chocolate syrup that contains only five “simple” ingredients. Simply 5 Syrup contains cocoa, water, natural flavor from vanilla beans, cane sugar and cane syrup. It contains no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives or flavors, or GMOs. Since last year’s announcement, the company has simplified ingredients in more than 500 product SKUs, including the iconic Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars.
"New Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup Is Sweet And Simple With Just Five Ingredients", News release, The Hershey Company, May 02, 2016, © The Hershey Company
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Lush Would Rather Sell Naked Products Than Use Non-Environment-Friendly Packaging, Buying Manager Says

May 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty brand Lush is selling solid products, such as shampoo bars, soap, and Bath Bombs, that do not need as much packaging as conventional personal care products. When a product needs packaging for protection, Lush uses packaging made from recycled materials. One of its recycling programs, Black Pot, has helped collect more than 300,000 black pots, which were later recycled into new black pots. Lush's ethical buying manager Heather Deeth said creating packaging-free products is a main part of the company's business philosophy, with the company's emphasis on focusing on product quality instead of packaging. Lush uses 100-percent recycled content material for plastic, paper, or cardboard packaging, Deeth said.
Jamie Matusow, "Online Exclusives: Lush Takes An Ecological Approach to Retailing", Beauty Packaging, May 02, 2016, © Rodman Media
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N.Y. City Mayor Spearheads Massive Commercial Waste Reduction Initiative

May 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
As part of New York's observance of Earth Day last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to reduce city waste output by 90 percent by 2030. Early this month the mayor’s office announced that 30 businesses had accepted the “Zero Waste Challenge” last February, promising to halve landfill disposals by June. Whole Foods Market, Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, Anheuser Busch, Citi Field (N.Y. Mets), Barclays Center (Brooklyn Nets), The Peninsula and Waldorf Astoria hotels, Le Bernardin restaurant, and e-commerce website Etsy Inc. all agreed to cut their trash output. Since February, the businesses have used various strategies to divert 13,000 tons of trash from landfills.
Joseph Ax, "NYC Businesses Agree To Cut Waste In Half By June", The Huffington Post, May 02, 2016, © TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.
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Millenials Drive Growth In Sustainable Packaging For Beauty Products

April 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Millennial consumers and young executives are driving growth in the cosmetics industry's adoption of sustainable packaging. Although significant progress has been made in developing environment-friendly packaging for beauty products, many factors, including lack of recycling facilities, non-oil-based materials, costs, and demand, are slowing down adoption. With millennials becoming stronger in corporate management, they are expected to push for more adoption of sustainable packaging, prompting major suppliers in the beauty sector to work harder to develop environment-friendly packaging and practices. This trend has been gaining strength in the past several years, with the cosmetics industry adding more post-consumer recycled materials into packaging. Neenah Packaging’s director of marketing Mark Sng said, millennials account for an increase in customer requests for ecology-friendly packaging.
Jamie Matusow, "Simply ‘Green’ Packaging", Beauty Packaging, April 28, 2016, © Rodman Media
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EPA Recognizes Personal Care And Household Care Companies For Supporting Safer Choice Standards

April 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Several personal care and household care companies are among the Safer Choice Partner of the Year 2016 award winners announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Among the brands to be honored on May 9, 2016, for their efforts to support the agency’s Safer Choice standards are Clean Control Corporation, Clorox Co., Reckitt Benckiser, and Seventh Generation Inc. According to the EPA, the Safer Choice standards were created through a multi-stakeholder process. EPA evaluates product ingredients for the Safer Choice program based on a full chemical identification.
"EPA Administrator McCarthy Announces 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards", Environmental Protection Agency, April 28, 2016, © Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA Gives RB 2016 Safer Choice Partner Of The Year Award

April 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
RB was named a 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding achievement in the manufacture of products that are safe for consumers, workplaces, communities, and the environment. EPA created the Partner of the Year Awards to highlight companies’ efforts to support the agency’s Safer Choice Program, which seeks to promote chemical and product safety. According to RB, consumer safety and well-being are its top priorities, and the company has been a leader in chemical safety in the industry for a long time already.
"RB Wins EPA 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award", PR Newswire, April 28, 2016, © PR Newswire Association LLC
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Japan Tests AI For Food Waste Reduction

April 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Japanese weather services provider says it is determined to apply artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to reduce the 6.4 million tons of edible food that is thrown out annually. The Japan Weather Association (JWA), working with retailers, food producers and other companies, has developed a system that predicts food demand. It analyzes weather information, sales data, and other factors to project trends. Companies can use the information to scale back excess production and cut inventory losses. Included in the research is data on several dozen products, including cold ramen sauce, tofu, coffee and carbonated drinks. Adjusting production by using the data could reduce wasted noodle sauce by 40 percent and discarded tofu by 30 percent.
Kazuki Nagoya, "AI could solve Japan's food waste problem", Nikkei Asian Review, April 28, 2016, © Nikkei Inc.
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Chef Works To Ensure Bright Future For Coffee Flour

April 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Seattle chef is convinced there’s a bright future for coffee flour, made from discarded coffee berry pulp. He has converted part of his restaurant’s kitchen into a sort of lab where he and colleagues test new formulations that use coffee flour to develop new applications beyond pastas, salad dressings, dips and batter. Thousands of tons of coffee fruit pulp – everything but the beans themselves – are thrown away each year. But Jason Wilson believes the waste product can not only be transformed into a valuable cooking ingredient, it can help raise the living standards of coffee farmers, benefit the environment, and boost the economies of coffee-producing countries. Coffee flour is the brainchild of Dan Belliveau, a former director of technical services at Starbucks.
Rebekah Denn, "Coffee flour: How innovators turned a waste product into a superfood", The Seattle Times, April 27, 2016, © The Seattle Times Company
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McDonald’s Cleans Up Its McNuggets Recipe

April 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
McDonald’s, which has acknowledged it failed to keep up with America’s changing food preferences, is turning over a new leaf. The company announced it is testing a reformulated Chicken McNuggets – without artificial preservatives – in restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. The company has not revealed details of the new recipe, but did say it is “simpler” and will please parents. The company’s sagging sales have picked up recently, thanks in part to its all-day breakfast strategy, but also to price hikes and to shuttering of underperforming restaurants. It did not say whether customer visits had picked up as well. The company hopes to launch the new McNuggets recipe in time for the Summer Olympics,
Peter Frost, "McDonald's plans to launch 'cleaner' Chicken McNuggets", Crain’s Chicago Business, April 27, 2016, © Crain Communication, Inc.
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Dannon Promises Greater Sustainability, More Natural Ingredients, Label Transparency

April 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Yogurt maker Dannon has pledged to farmers, retailers, and consumers that it will improve sustainable practices for its milk supply. It also promises greater transparency for its products as uses more natural – and fewer – ingredients. Improving its sustainable agriculture practices and technology will lead to better soil health, better water management, an increase in biodiversity, and a decrease in carbon emission. Moving to natural ingredients means fewer synthetic and more non-GMO over a three-year transition period. The company will ensure that by the end of 2017 any GMO ingredients will be clearly indicated on product labels.
"Dannon Announces Breakthrough Sweeping Commitment for Sustainable Agriculture, More Natural Ingredients and Greater Transparency", News release, Dannon, April 27, 2016, © Dannon
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Black Flies Are Critical Component Of Company’s “Cradle To Cradle” Strategy

April 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A small Vancouver, Canada, company has formed an unlikely partnership in the cause of reduced food waste. Enterra feeds clouds of black flies tons of so-called pre-consumer food. The flies turn the waste dough, stale bread, unsightly or expired fruits and vegetables, etc., into protein and fat-rich larvae. This, in turn, becomes a basic component of the meal or fertilizer used by fish and livestock farms, as well as grain growers. It’s all part of a concept, or movement, known as “cradle to cradle," in which environmental  innovators figure out how to cycle waste materials ordinarily headed for the landfill back into manufacturing processes. In Enterra’s case, closing that loop involves insects: “mother nature's cleanup crew."
John Lorinc, "Circular economy on the rise, but Canada lags on repurposing waste", The Toronto Globe and Mail, April 27, 2016, © The Globe and Mail Inc.
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Start-Ups Prosper In “Clean Label” America At The Expense Of Big Food

April 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A cluster of Chicago-area start-ups is profiting from health-conscious America’s growing demand for foods and drinks that are less processed, contain few ingredients, and fewer artificial ingredients and fillers. Gluten-free baking company Simple Mills is prospering following the “clean label” trend, with its products now in 3,000 stores in the U.S., making it the third largest American baker by revenue. RXBar, which makes, an all-natural protein bar, grew by 300 percent last year and expects similar growth in 2016. These companies are increasing market share as big food producers struggle to reformulate familiar product lines without hurting texture or flavor.
"Small Startups Profit from Clean Label Movement", Specialty Food, April 27, 2016, © Specialty Food Association, Inc.
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Gleaning Not Only Reduces Food Waste, It Broadly Benefits Communities

April 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Gleaning is a well-established agricultural practice that involves collecting and sharing excess farm produce that did not make it into the commercial food distribution pipeline. AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Julie Schubert describes what she learned in her nine months of service in Vermont, participating in the gleaning process. The biggest takeaway is the realization that gleaning is all about the community relationships among farmers, volunteers, collection sites, and ultimately the people receiving healthful fruits and vegetables. In the Rutland community alone in 2015, the Farm and Food Link’s Glean Team gathered and distributed 36,500 pounds of produce – nearly $60,000 worth – from 29 local farms.
Julie Schubert, "Harvest Watch - Vista View: What It Means To Glean", Rutland Herald (Vermont), April 26, 2016, © Rutland Herald
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Sustainability, Purity, Simplicity Are Dannon's New Watchwordsl

April 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Yogurt maker Dannon is requiring its milk suppliers to adhere to the company’s animal welfare standards and to improve and conserve soil. The new requirement is part of Dannon’s response to a growing consumer concern about the source and wholesomeness of food. Consumers increasingly seek fewer synthetic ingredients in their foods, want their food to be more pure, and want food animals treated humanely. A slew of new food companies represent fairly tough competition for Dannon – which sells a third of all yogurts in America – by touting the simplicity and purity of their products.
Stephanie Strom, "Yogurt Buyers Send Dannon Back to the Farm", The New York Times, April 26, 2016, © The New York Times Company
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Juice Industry May Have A Profitable Way To Use Leftover Pulp

April 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Scientists and grad students at Washington State University have figured out a way to put carrot pulp to good use. The pulp, or “pomace,” that is left over after carrots (and other fruits and veggies) are juiced can be added to cornstarch and used to expand snack foods, making them “puffier.” The researchers found that a five percent concentration level worked best. Mixing in the pomace not only increases the volume, it adds fiber and beta-carotene without affecting the flavor. An added bonus? It creates a use for a processing byproduct at a time when juice production is on the rise.
Scott Weybright, "Reducing waste while improving snack nutrition", News release, Washington State University, April 26, 2016, © Washington State University
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Demand For Environment-Friendly Beauty Packaging Drives Growth For PET In Western Europe

April 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
PET bottle packaging is forecast to expand at a 3 percent CAGR, or 174 million units more, in Western Europe during the years 2015–2019. Driven by demand for premium and sustainable packaging, PET is expected to be the most popular packaging for the beauty care market. With Western Europe expected to see more growth in beauty and personal care packaging, beauty brands need to provide consumers with an enhanced buying experience while continue pushing for environment-friendly packaging.
Karine Dussimon, "Beauty Packaging in Western Europe: PET Meets Growing Demand for Greener Solutions", Euromonitor International, April 24, 2016, © Euromonitor
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Asia Is Serious About Handling Food Waste Efficiently

April 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
South Korea and other Asian countries are aggressively tackling their food waste problems. On the national level, South Korea’s food waste management system is part of a decades-old recycling effort created to ease pressure on landfills. Food waste is collected and recycled as animal feed or compost. Or people can buy a home food waste processor that turns table scraps into dried powder for fertilizer. Other countries serious about putting food waste to good use include: Japan (two million tons into animal feed, 0.6 million tons into animal feed, annually) and Taiwan (0.4 million tons a year into pig feed).
Chang May Choon, "South Korea cuts food waste with 'pay as you trash'", The Straits Times, April 24, 2016, © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
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Kroger Launches 2016 Earth Day Marketing Campaign

April 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Kroger Co. announced its “Sustainability Lives Here” campaign, as part of the retailer’s celebration of 2016 Earth Day. Also aimed at highlighting the company’s sustainability commitment and efforts, the campaign includes the launch of a new website, SustainabilityLivesHere.com, which features tips on becoming environment-friendly, healthy recipes, and recycling projects; in-store events, such as sampling of wholesome meal designed for Earth Day and “Meet the Farmer” events; and in-store signage aimed at highlighting sustainable areas of the grocery store.
"Kroger to Celebrate Earth Day in Stores with 'Sustainability Lives Here'", Kroger , April 22, 2016, © The Kroger Co.
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Advocates Of A Streamlined Lifestyle Feel The Hate From Purists

April 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Bloggers who write about their daily efforts to reduce household waste to zero are not immune from criticism. Purists of every stripe lambaste Kathryn Kellogg and other millennial women for not following the right kind of sustainable lifestyle, whether it be veganism or anti-toilet paperism. But despite all the hate mail, Kellogg and other followers of zero-waste gurus like Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Your Waste,” persevere in their quest. Kellogg’s trash for the past year – everything that was not recycled or composted – fits in an eight-ounce jar. That’s a far cry from the average three pounds of trash produced by every American every day.
Leilani Clark, "Zero-waste bloggers: the millennials who can fit a year's worth of trash in a jar", The Guardian, April 22, 2016, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies
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Procter & Gamble Sees Earth Day As Time To Reflect On Sustainability Achievements

April 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble said it sees Earth Day as an opportunity to reflect on the company’s achievements in terms of integrating sustainability into its business operations worldwide. According to the company, it has a long history of environmental stewardship, with P&G publishing its first environmental safety publication, which focused on surfactants in rivers, in 1956; developing the first method for evaluating chemical biodegradability in 1973; and creating a corporate sustainability department in the 1990s. Some of the company’s sustainability achievements include launching Tide purclean, the first bio-based laundry detergent with the cleaning power of Tide, in North America; making bottles from recycled content in Europe; and achieving advances in water purification and solar energy in China.
"Earth Day 2016: Everyday Changes That Make a World of Difference", Procter & Gamble, April 22, 2016, © Procter & Gamble
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Organic Personal Care Market To Grow To $13.2 Billion By 2018, TMR Says

April 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
By 2018, the world’s organic personal care products market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 9.6 percent to $13.2 billion, according to Transparency Market Research. Accounting for 32.1 percent of the organic market, skin care is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.9 percent during the period covered by the study. Grand View Research, in comparison, estimated the skin care segment grew to $2.5 billion in 2013, and will grow at a CAGR of 9.6 percent through 2020. North America accounted for 35 percent of demand for organic personal care products, according to TMR, with the U.S. market growing at a CAGR of 10.2 percent.
Jeb Gleason-Allured , "Natural & Organic: How Big is Big?", GCI Magazine, April 22, 2016, © Allured Business Media
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Root-To-Stalk Cooking Helps Prevent Food Waste

April 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The realization that single-family households in Toronto, Canada, throw out about 275 kilograms of food scraps each year – 75 percent of which is composted by the city – led one cooking teacher and caterer to find a way to reduce food waste. One solution comes in the form of good old-fashioned root-to-stalk cooking of seasonal produce. For hygienic reasons, she discards only the much-handled outermost leaves of a cabbage. Everything else – except the pulpy core – is cooked. Chopped broccoli stalks are pureed for hummus, soups or stir-fries. Potato peels are roasted with olive oil and salt until they are as crunchy snack as potato chips. Other oft-discarded vegetable parts that can be put to good use include woody asparagus ends, dark green sections of leeks, and the stem ends of dill, parsley and cilantro.
Lois Abraham, "Vegetable scraps go upscale: Root-to-stalk chefs cook with kale ribs, potato peels", National Post, April 20, 2016, © National Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc.
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L'Oreal Says It Has Reduced Environmental Footprint Of 74 Percent Of New Products In 2015

April 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal said 74 percent of its new or renovated products have an improved environmental or social profile in 2015, against the company’s 100 percent target. According to the company, the calculation corresponds to 85 percent of volumes of products manufactured and includes all product categories, but excludes range extensions. Also, the company said 22 percent of new or renovated products have become more environment-friendly, due to a new formula that lowers their impact on the environment. In addition, 14 percent have an improved social profile because they include raw materials from Solidarity Sourcing programs, while 43 percent have an improved environmental profile, due to a reduction in the environmental footprint of packaging.
"L’Oréal 2015 Progress report", L’Oréal, April 20, 2016, © L’Oréal
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Kimberly-Clark Professional Joins US Composting Council And Keep America Beautiful To Create Guide To Workplace Composting

April 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark Professional joined the US Composting Council and Keep America Beautiful to launch the Guide to Workplace Composting. Designed to help companies and organizations develop composting programs at the workplace, the guide features detailed instructions and resources for business enterprises and facilities seeking to recycle organic matter into fertilizers and soil conditioners. Composting can also reduce erosion, improve the soil’s drought tolerance, and reduce the creation of greenhouse gases.
"Kimberly-Clark Professional Partners with US Composting Council and Keep America Beautiful to Create Workplace Composting Guide", Kimberly-Clark, April 19, 2016, © Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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Unilever Expands Efforts To Promote Packaging Recycling

April 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever is expanding its #RethinkRecycling campaign to promote recycling of empty bottles and other packaging of bathroom products in the United States. According to the company, an estimated $11 billion of used packaging materials go to landfills instead of recycling centers each year. Unilever became a founding investor in the Closed Loop Fund to help promote recycling in the country.
"Closing The Loop: Boosting Recycling In The Bathroom And Beyond", Unilever, April 19, 2016, © Unilever
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L'Oreal VP For CSR And Sustainability Describes Efforts To Reach 2020 Sustainability Goals

April 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Seeking to reduce by 60 percent its overall environmental footprint by 2020, L’Oreal wants to incorporate sustainability into its innovation model in order to make each beauty category more sustainable, according to Jonathan Maher, vice president of CSR and Sustainability. Maher said part of his job involves coordinating the company’s Sharing Beauty with All sustainability campaign in the United States. To measure the company’s sustainability achievements, L’Oreal developed a customized eco-design tool that helps product development teams in determining ways to improve new product’s environmental profile.
Simon Pitman, "L’Oréal puts words into action on sustainability", Cosmetics Design , April 19, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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Kimberly-Clark Proves Sustainability Is Good For Business

April 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark launched its Sustainability 2022 long-term sustainability strategy in 2016. Since recognizing the need to be socially and environmentally responsible since the mid-1990s, the company has integrated sustainability into all aspects of its business operations. Every five years, the company sets its sustainability strategies, which include specific targets under the People, Planet, and Products pillars. Its recently concluded Sustainability 2015 strategy, saw the company achieving 40 percent reduction in absolute water consumption and a 15-percent reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions in the Asia Pacific region. Kimberly-Clark’s commitment to sustainability has helped it emerge unscathed from consumer groups calling for boycotts of products linked to deforestation and the haze crisis in Southeast Asia.
Kristie Thong , "Kimberly-Clark: Why sustainability matters", Future Ready Singapore, April 19, 2016, © Future Ready Singapore
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Foodservice Management Firm Collaborates To Cut Food Waste

April 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A multinational facilities and foodservice management company said it is collaborating with businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to achieve the Obama administration’s goal of reducing food waste in the U.S. by 50 percent within 14 years. Sodexo has developed a model that the foodservice industry can follow to cut food waste, free up landfill space and reduce methane gas emissions. The Zero Food Waste to Landfills scheme follows the guidance offered by the recent ReFED report, which outlines 27 strategies to halve food waste by 2030. Though one in five U.S. children are in danger of hunger, America spends $218 billion growing, processing, transporting and discarding food that is never eaten, the company said.
"Sodexo Commits to Zero Food Waste to Landfills", News release, Sodexo, April 18, 2016, © Sodexo
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USDA App Helps Consumers Reduce Food Waste At Home

April 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates that 133 billion pounds of food in the available food supply – $161 billion worth – go uneaten each year. To help combat the enormous waste problem, the agency offers a free downloadable app called FoodKeeper for Apple and Android devices that helps consumers remember when food stored in the refrigerator, freezer, or pantry was purchased. It allows users to set up automatic notifications when products are nearing the end of their recommended storage date. The app also:  advises on storage methods that extend shelf life; discusses more than 400 food and beverage items; and offers cooking advice to eliminate foodborne bacteria.
Kristina Beaugh, "USDA Tips for Reducing Food Waste and Preventing Illness", News release, U.S.Department of Agriculture, April 18, 2016, © USDA
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Snack Products Make Good Use Of Edible Fruits Destined For Landfills

April 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Two British entrepreneurs have developed a way to take excess, but still fresh, fruit or fruit that is judged unsuitable for selling, and turn it into a healthy “fruit leather” snack. "Snact" comprises apples, bananas, mangoes, and other fruits that are blended, spread out and dried in a dehydrator for eight hours before being cut into small pieces. The bendable and chewy fruit snack is sold in 20-gram bags. Available flavors include apple and raspberry; apple and mango; and apple, blueberry and banana. According to the U.N., 45 percent of all fruit and vegetables produced globally ends up in landfills.
Shane Hickey, "The innovators: fruitful idea turns waste food into a tasty snack", The Guardian, April 17, 2016, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies
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Cage-Free Eggs: Growing Popularity, Huge Profit

April 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Researcher Mintel – noting the “fever pitch” of the movement among food producers, restaurants, and retailers toward cage-free eggs – reports that half of Millennials put the cage-free/free-range claim among their top five concerns. The claim is less important to Baby Boomers, only 40 percent of whom put it among their top five. Mintel notes that the companies on the cage-free bandwagon may be reacting to consumer demand, or to a genuine concern for animal welfare. But another possibility has more to do with dollars and cents. Though cage-free eggs only cost 15 cents more a dozen to produce, they sell at twice the price of conventional large eggs: an average of $2.99 a dozen, compared to $1.29.
Billy Roberts, "Cage-Free-For-All?", Blog, Mintel, April 14, 2016, © Mintel Group Ltd.
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Food Sniffing Tool Could Help Reduce Food Waste

April 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A new gadget linked to a smartphone app may help significantly reduce the £700 ($1,022) worth of food British households waste annually. The Foodsniffer ignores the use-by date and gets right to the “nose” of the matter, analyzing the gases emitted by foods and transmitting findings to the app. The gadget purportedly can let you know if food is fresh, needs thorough cooking, or is downright hazardous to your health. The $129 Foodsniffer was created by a Lithuanian inventor – a company slogan is “You can’t trust your nose! – who claims the device is 85 - 90 percent accurate.
Lauren O'Callaghan, "The END of wasted food? New gadget claims it can tell if your food needs binning", Daily Express, April 14, 2016, © Northern and Shell Media Publications
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Unilever CEO Paul Polman Calls On Business To Be More Proactive In Protecting Environment

April 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman is calling on business to put more importance on long-term sustainability goals than profits. Polman said the cost of doing nothing about to protect the environment is becoming more expensive than action. With governments still hampered by debt following the global financial crisis of a decade ago, business must be willing to pay for developments promoting sustainability, the executive said. After his appointment as Unilever CEO in 2009, Polman proposed the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which seeks to double the company’s revenue while reducing its environmental impact by half and sourcing 100 percent of raw materials from sustainable suppliers.
Damon Kitney, "Unilever chief Paul Polman urges the long view for business", The Australian, April 14, 2016, © News Limited
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General Mills Touts Progress In Sustainability, Healthful Foods

April 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In a corporate progress report, General Mills says it has made significant headway in its plan to sustainably source all of its 10 “priority ingredients” – about half of its yearly raw material purchases – by 2020. The company also noted progress in delivering more healthful foods. It has lowered sodium and sugar content (in cereals and yogurts) and reformulated some products in response to consumer preferences. It eliminated artificial colors and flavors in its cereals and added gluten-free products. It also said it is now “the third-largest U.S. natural and organic food producer.”
Eric Schroeder, "General Mills encouraged by progress on health and wellness goals", Food Business News, April 13, 2016, © SOSLAND PUBLISHING CO
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Hotel Chain To Plant Vegetable Gardens At A Quarter Of Its Facilities

April 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
France’s AccorHotels announced it will try to reduce food waste in its 3,900 hotels by 30 percent by planting vegetable gardens at many of its facilities. The group said it generates 25-30 percent of its revenue by serving 150 million meals a year. It implement its plan by first determining how much food it is wasting. Restaurants will be required to weigh and record food that is discarded to best determine how to cut waste. The company said it is supporting “urban agriculture” by planting 1,000 vegetable gardens at its hotels over the next four years. The global chain includes the Pullman, Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis hotel chains.
"Major hotel chain to grow vegetables at 1000 properties to cut food waste", The Guardian, April 13, 2016, via Agence France-Presse, © Agence France-Presse
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Start-Up Gets Venture Cash It Needs To Market Its Food Waste Solution

April 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Redmond, Wash.-based start-up has raised more cash in a third financing round, bringing the total to $30 million, to support further development and marketing of a machine that reduces food waste by turning unsold and scrap food into a useful product. WISErg's machine, called the Harvester, is used by food stores to dispose of food waste. Customers include Whole Foods Market, Costco and PCC Natural Markets. The Harvester grinds food waste into a slurry that the company takes and processes into a fertilizer that can be used on organically grown crops. There are Harvesters in more than 20 locations in Seattle alone.
Rachel Nielsen, "From food waste to fertilizer: Redmond startup attracts $12.3M", Business Journals, April 11, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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Turning Used Coffee Grounds Into Gold

April 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A former British architecture student has found a way to turn used coffee grounds into flammable bricks that can be used as fuel for wood-burning stoves, at the same time reducing food waste. The technology involves removing the oil from the grounds – collected from coffee shops, retailers, airports and coffee factories – then compacting them. The coffee bricks then burn without any coffee aroma. So far, Bio-bean has dealt with companies that spend a lot of money to transport and then dump the used grounds in landfills. The company picks up the waste grounds, processes them, and sells them back to their clients as cheap fuel. Bio-bean feels consumers will also save a lot of money burning coffee ground briquettes rather than conventional charcoal, wood, or coal.
Rebecca Burn, "This fuel made from old coffee will launch in the summer, at half the price of wood", The Telegraph, April 11, 2016, © Telegraph Media Group Limited
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New Butterball Ground Turkey Brand Made From Antibiotics-Free Birds

April 9, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Turkey processor Butterball LLC announced a new line of ground meat made from birds never treated with antibiotics. The move puts Butterball in the rapidly expanding group of meat and poultry processors that are eradicating antibiotics from their animal husbandry schemes. Perdue Farms Inc. in February said it is transitioning to chicken and turkey products that use “no antibiotics ever.” Tyson Foods Inc., said it will eliminate antibiotics by September 2017. Butterball says its “Farm to Family” brand of antibiotics-free ground turkey is already appearing in grocery stores. It expects to generate $100 million in retail sales over the next three to four years from the product.
Megan Durisin et al., "Turkey Burgers Go Antibiotic-Free as Butterball Jumps on Trend", Bloomberg, April 09, 2016, © Bloomberg L.P.
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Natura Cosmetics And Symrise Receive UEBT Certification For 40 Ingredients From Amazon

April 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Natura Cosmetics and Symrise Amazon said the Union for Ethical BioTrade has certified a total of 40 natural ingredients from the Amazon as ethically sourced from 14 supplier communities in the Brazilian Amazon. With the certification, which follows the UEBT’s announcement of its internationally recognized standard, Amazon-sourced ingredients, such as andiroba and maracuja oil, cupuacu butter, and acai pulp, can be used in national and international markets. Natura Cosmetics has always promoted and associated itself with Brazilian biodiversity; for example, its Ekos product line is based on Amazon ingredients sourced responsibly from local communities.
Andrew McDougall, "Natura and Symrise obtain UEBT certification for 40 Amazon ingredients", Cosmetics Design , April 08, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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Tom's Of Maine Joins Hand With Recycling Firm TerraCycle To Reduce Landfill Waste

April 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Tom’s of Maine partnered with recycling company TerraCycle to launch the #LessWasteChallenge campaign aimed at reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills. Consumers can help support the campaign by visiting the company’s website and committing to reduce their family’s household waste by one pound per week. Tom’s of Maine has been developing natural and sustainably produced personal care products for the past 45 years, the company said. Also, it aims to achieve zero waste to landfills by 2020 at its manufacturing facility in Maine.
"Tom’s of Maine Celebrates Earth Month with the #LessWasteChallenge Pledge to Inspire Less Waste Going to Landfills", MultiVu/PR Newswire, April 07, 2016, © MultiVu
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Likely Global Ban On Plastic Microbeads Presents Business Opportunities For Makers Of Alternative Ingredients

April 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
As governments worldwide move towards banning the use of plastic microbeads as ingredient for personal care products, business opportunities are opening up for manufacturers of alternative ingredients. North America, which according to Euromonitor International data accounts for 20 percent of global consumption of polyethylene in beauty and personal care products, introduced legislation banning microplastics from rinse-off cosmetics in 2015. Europe, which accounts for almost 50 percent of PE consumption in BPC products, has yet to introduce similar legislation. Leading BPC companies have been exploring alternative to microplastic beads and deal with environment-related issues.
Maria Coronado Robles, "Potential Global Ban on Plastic Microbeads Opens Up New Opportunities", Euromonitor International, April 06, 2016, © Euromonitor
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Walmart, Sam’s Club Pledge 100% Cage-Free Eggs Within Ten Years

April 5, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart and Sam’s Club announced a commitment to sourcing only cage-free eggs by 2025, though they hedged a little, saying the accomplishment of the goal depended on “available supply, affordability and customer demand by 2025.” In a statement the companies said the cage-free pledge supports their “aspiration” of achieving the “five freedoms” of animal welfare for farm animals in its supply chain,” announced a year ago. Besides freedom to express normal animal behavior, the others are freedom from hunger and thirst; discomfort; pain, injury or disease; and fear and distress. The company is requiring all of its egg suppliers to be certified and fully compliant with United Egg Producers (UEP) Animal Husbandry Guidelines.
"Walmart U.S. Announces Transition to Cage-Free Egg Supply Chain by 2025", News release, Walmart, April 05, 2016, © Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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Colorado Project Generates Methane Gas, Then Electricity, From Food Waste

April 5, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Landfills are piled high with rotting food that emits methane gas. But a Colorado project is turning the methane gas produced by cattle dung and discarded food into electricity. The Heartland Biogas Project uses six holding tanks to store 1.7 million gallons of either food waste or manure slurry. “Digesters” turn the mess into a water-based sludge, some of which becomes compost. But the more interesting byproduct is methane gas, produced by anaerobic digestion of spoiled milk, old pet food and vats of grease mixed with beneficial bacteria. The gas is transported to an interstate pipeline and used to make electricity. Several problems are tackled in the process: putting a greenhouse gas to work generating renewable energy; diverting food waste from landfills, reducing harmful emissions; and creating jobs.
Luke Runyon, "How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste Into Electricity", National Public Radio, April 05, 2016, © NPR
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“Free From” Is Good, But It’s No Substitute For Unprocessed

April 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Food writer Marion Nestle writes that it’s all well and good that the food industry is getting rid of bisphenol-A (BPA) from its packaging, and removing unnatural additives, artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, gluten and GMOs – or at least including GMOs on their labels. Products sell better, and companies make more money, when the labels proclaim “free from.” And consumers benefit “to an extent,” she says. But highly processed foods still contain a lot calories, and often excessive salt and sugar. People need to eat vegetables and other unprocessed foods. “No amount of subtraction from highly processed foods is going to change that,” she concludes.
Marion Nestle, "No amount of 'free from' labelling will make processed food good for you", The Guardian, April 02, 2016, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies
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Michigan Retail Chain To Transition To Cage-Free Eggs Over Coming Decade

April 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Midwestern retail chain Meijer announced a commitment to all cage-free eggs in its stores by 2025. The company's current volume sales of cage-free eggs are “relatively low,” but the trend is in that direction. Meijer sells cage-free, free-range and traditional eggs, most of them sourced from farms in Michigan that have been working with the Meijer family for more than 50 years. Meijer (Grand Rapids, Mich.) operates 223 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
"Meijer Announces Goal to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs by 2025", News release, Meijer, April 01, 2016, © Meijer
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