Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. She writes for various websites, and has made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by Mashable.com.

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Chipotle Says ‘No’ to Pork After Supply Chain Violations

Chipotle is serious about upholding its Food With Integrity program. It’s so serious that on Tuesday, the fast food chain suspended a pork supplier for violating the company’s standards — leaving a third of its restaurants without pork.

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New York City Bans Foam Packaging

New York City is joining a slew of California cities that have banned foam packaging. Known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), foam packaging can’t be used by food service establishments, stores and manufacturers on and after July 1, 2015.

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Waste Management Tackles Landfill Diversion

Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills, as its 2014 sustainability report shows.

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Starbucks Updates Animal Welfare Standards

Starbucks recently updated its animal welfare standards. They include phasing out sow gestation crates and cages for chickens, eliminating the use of artificial growth hormones, and eliminating the use of fast growing practices for poultry.

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The Key to Reducing Food Waste

Food waste is a big problem and one that a certain type of consumers hold the keys to reducing.

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Dow Promotes the Importance of Handwashing

Dow clearly knows that handwashing is an important thing for children to do. The company recently announced its affiliation with the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) to promote the practice that can prevent diseases.