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PepsiCo Reacts to New Ads Slamming Doritos Over Lax Palm Oil Policy
PepsiCo Reacts to New Ads Slamming Doritos Over Lax Palm Oil Policy

Behavior Change / On Tuesday, SumOfUs, an international consumer advocacy organization, released a new parody video — in conjunction with Doritos’ annual “Crash the Super Bowl” commercial competition — that calls out Doritos and its parent company, PepsiCo, for use of unsustainable palm oil in Doritos products and the subsequent destruction caused to Southeast Asian rainforests, species and communities. The video, called “A Cheesy Love Story — The Ad Doritos Don't Want You to See,” has reached almost a million views across Facebook and YouTube since it went live on Tuesday. - 9 years ago

No Carnitas for a Third of Chipotle Diners After Pork Supplier Violates Animal-Welfare Standards
No Carnitas for a Third of Chipotle Diners After Pork Supplier Violates Animal-Welfare Standards

Supply Chain / Chipotle is walking its “Food with Integrity” talk with the decision this week to eliminate carnitas from the menu at about a third of its 1,800 U.S. locations, after discovering that one of its pork suppliers violated the company’s animal-welfare policies.“Without this pork, we cannot get enough pork that meets our Responsibly Raised standard for all our restaurants, and we will not be able to serve carnitas in some locations,” Chipotle said in a statement, though the company declined to name the supplier in question. - 9 years ago

Reports Find Over 5 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Floating in the World’s Oceans … and 10,000 Times More in the Deep Sea
Reports Find Over 5 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Floating in the World’s Oceans … and 10,000 Times More in the Deep Sea

Waste Not / More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tons, are floating in the world’s oceans and causing damage throughout the food chain, according to new research by the 5 Gyres Institute — but that is apparently a drop in the bucket compared to the amount littering the ocean floor.Data collected by scientists from the United States, France, Chile, Australia and New Zealand estimates a minimum of 5.25 trillion plastic particles in the oceans, most of them “microplastics,” measuring less than 5mm. - 9 years ago

Peers Launches New Suite of Tools to Help Workers Overcome Challenges in Sharing Economy Landscape
Peers Launches New Suite of Tools to Help Workers Overcome Challenges in Sharing Economy Landscape

The Next Economy / Peers, an independent community whose mission is to make the rapidly growing sharing economy work for the people who power it, is today adding two new services to support its 250,000 members: Homeshare Liability Insurance — a comprehensive personal liability insurance for homeshare hosts/owners — and Keep Driving, a program for any sharing economy workers who rely on their vehicle, that provides a replacement vehicle if theirs is out of commission. - 9 years ago

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Unilever, Coke, M&S, BT Launch Digital Platform to Engage Millennials on Our Power to Create Change, 'Collectively'
Unilever, Coke, M&S, BT Launch Digital Platform to Engage Millennials on Our Power to Create Change, 'Collectively'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / A coalition of the world’s biggest companies has launched a global digital platform to drive conversation and momentum around sustainability — and to help reach the ever-elusive goal of making sustainable lifestyles the new normal.The idea for Collectively, launched today, emerged from conversations at last year’s World Economic Forum between Unilever, BT Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Marks & Spencer and Carlsberg, around how to engage more effectively with millennials to inspire and accelerate more sustainable ways of living. - 9 years ago

Cargill, Doughnut Companies Promise Sustainable Palm Oil, But NGOs Say Devil Is in the Details
Cargill, Doughnut Companies Promise Sustainable Palm Oil, But NGOs Say Devil Is in the Details

Supply Chain / This week, three more major food companies announced new policies around the sourcing of palm oil. - 9 years ago

One Year In, Plum & Campbell Say Trust, Learning Each Other's Strengths Are Secrets to Successful Marriage
One Year In, Plum & Campbell Say Trust, Learning Each Other's Strengths Are Secrets to Successful Marriage

Product, Service & Design Innovation / What happens when a publicly traded, 147-year-old global food and beverage institution buys a scrappy, organic baby food startup dedicated to alleviating hunger for children in the US?On the one-year anniversary of Plum Organics’ both becoming a B Corp and being acquired by what CEO & co-founder Neil Grimmer calls “an American icon,” we caught up with Grimmer and Dave Stangis, VP of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility at Campbell Soup Company, last week at SOCAP to find out if the mission-driven startup and the multinational corporation are still in the honeymoon phase. - 9 years ago

Target, Brands Gather to Celebrate Official Launch of #MadeToMatter Collection
Target, Brands Gather to Celebrate Official Launch of #MadeToMatter Collection

Collaboration / The City View level of the Metreon in downtown San Francisco was abuzz on Thursday, as Target celebrated the official launch of Made to Matter, a curated collection of more than 120 new and exclusive products from 16 food and personal care brands already known for their commitment to making products the right way. - 9 years ago

Children Imagine Much More Than the Car of the Future in Toyota's Dream Car of the Day Campaign
Children Imagine Much More Than the Car of the Future in Toyota's Dream Car of the Day Campaign

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / We all know children have the power to imagine just about anything, so the ingenuity that’s burst forth in response to Toyota’s 8th annual Dream Car of the Day campaign should come as no surprise. Not only have hundreds of children around the world imagined absolutely amazing cars of the future, per the campaign’s purpose, many of them double as solutions to our most pressing environmental, social and health issues. - 9 years ago

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Greenpeace to LEGO: 'Shell Is Bad Company'
Greenpeace to LEGO: 'Shell Is Bad Company'

Marketing and Comms / Greenpeace has launched a campaign urging LEGO to #BlockShell and end its partnership with the oil company, which the NGO contends has been using LEGO’s brand to clean up its image as an Arctic oil driller. - 9 years ago

Dow Challenging People to Become Better Recyclers
Dow Challenging People to Become Better Recyclers

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics has launched a campaign called Recycle Rally — A 30-Day Recycling Challenge, to inspire people to cultivate daily recycling behaviors. - 9 years ago

North Carolina's Largest Bioenergy Plant Powered by Pigs
North Carolina's Largest Bioenergy Plant Powered by Pigs

Cleantech / The 600-kW Storms Hog Power plant at Storms Hog Farm near Bladenboro, NC has been operating at full capacity for the past 90 days, according to Renewable Energy Focus. North Carolina’s largest swine waste-to-energy system, Storms Hog Power says it is generating enough clean renewable electricity to the local utility to offset the electricity consumption of almost one-third of the homes in the area. - 9 years ago

Ben & Jerry’s Sourcing New Ingredients, Renaming Flavors to Meet Non-GMO, Fairtrade Standard
Ben & Jerry’s Sourcing New Ingredients, Renaming Flavors to Meet Non-GMO, Fairtrade Standard

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In support of Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO-labeling law, Ben & Jerry’s has temporarily renamed its beloved Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor ice cream “Food Fight Fudge Brownie,” and announced that $1 from each sale of the limited-edition flavor from Ben & Jerry’s locations throughout Vermont will support the State’s legal defense fund: Several food and biotech companies have filed suit against challenging the law, which is slated to go into effect in July 2016 — hence, the “Vermont Food Fight Fund.” The company says the “Food Fight” version of the flavor will be available in its company-owned shops but not in grocery store pints. - 9 years ago

Recycle Across America, Participant Media Determined to Get Us to 'Recycle Right!'
Recycle Across America, Participant Media Determined to Get Us to 'Recycle Right!'

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Recycle Across America® (RAA), a nonprofit that has developed the first and only society-wide standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help eliminate the public confusion surrounding recycling, has joined forces with Participant Media on a social action campaign called Recycle Right!, focused on transforming recycling and improving the economics and prevalence of sustainable packaging and manufacturing. - 9 years ago

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Sainsbury's Cannock Superstore to Be Powered Solely by Food Waste
Sainsbury's Cannock Superstore to Be Powered Solely by Food Waste

Waste Not / UK grocery giant Sainsbury’s has partnered with Biffa, one of the leading waste-management companies in the UK, on an innovative facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock superstore to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste.Thanks to Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities and a unique power link-up, Sainsbury’s says its Cannock store will be powered using electricity generated using food waste from Sainsbury’s stores across the UK. This groundbreaking project helps to close the loop on food recycling and Sainsbury’s goal to continue to send zero operational waste to landfill. - 9 years ago

Defra Study Funding Coke, Tesco, Nestlé to Boost Recycling of Aluminum Packaging
Defra Study Funding Coke, Tesco, Nestlé to Boost Recycling of Aluminum Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and Nestlé UK & Ireland are among the companies being funded by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to develop viable approaches for collecting flexible packaging materials containing aluminum to improve the recycling and remanufacture of the material.Flexible laminate packaging — such as toothpaste tubes and pet food sachets — often contains valuable aluminium and various recyclable plastics, which can be difficult to collect and separate for viable recycling. - 9 years ago

SAP Converting Company Fleet to 20% Electric, Powered by Renewables, by 2020
SAP Converting Company Fleet to 20% Electric, Powered by Renewables, by 2020

Cleantech / SAP AG today announced plans to increase the electric vehicle (EV) contingent in its company car fleet to 20 percent by 2020. The initiative launched officially today at SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.To mark the occasion, Peter Rasper, EVP and head of global finance infrastructure, and Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, handed over the keys to the owner of the 10th electric company car at SAP — the company says 50 more electric cars are set to join the fleet by the end of the year. - 9 years ago

'Valuing Plastic' Illustrates Critical Need for Companies to Disclose Data on Plastic Use
'Valuing Plastic' Illustrates Critical Need for Companies to Disclose Data on Plastic Use

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to groundbreaking new research by the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. - 9 years ago

Unilever, John Lewis Help Launch £1m Internet of Things Innovation Competition
Unilever, John Lewis Help Launch £1m Internet of Things Innovation Competition

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Unilever, John Lewis and EE, the UK’s largest mobile and Internet provider, have lent their support to a £1m Launchpad competition seeking game-changing innovations in Internet of Things-related technologies brewing in the UK. - 9 years ago

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Printing Giant RR Donnelley Leading Way with Sustainable Paper Purchasing Policy
Printing Giant RR Donnelley Leading Way with Sustainable Paper Purchasing Policy

Organizational Change / Environmental not-for-profit Canopy is today heralding North American printing giant RR Donnelley for unveiling its paper purchasing sustainability practices on its corporate website.Canopy, which has been working with the printing sector for 10 years, says the public unveiling of RR Donnelley’s sustainable purchasing principles provides further transparency into the company’s ongoing efforts to support its customers’ initiatives to eliminate unwanted or contentious fibers from its supply chain. - 9 years ago