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Consumer Packaged Goods
As the first 100 days of the Trump Administration draw to a close, L’Oreal issues a strong pitch for renewable energy in its new progress report.
CVS Pharmacy announced on Wednesday that it would be stripping certain toxic ingredients from its personal care products. It’s the latest manufacturer to acknowledge the push from consumers, advocacy groups and state agencies for companies to be more responsible in what they put in their care products.
Procter & Gamble has been collaborating with both its suppliers and NGOs for several years in order to increase the amount of certified pulp and paper on the market. According to the company, this push benefits not only the environment, but also many landowners’ bottom lines.
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Did a waste audit reveal your company’s recycling program isn’t exactly where you want it to be? Don’t be discouraged. Plateaus are part of the process, as waste-diversion leaders Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Microsoft prove.
A case before the Supreme Court over the “ownership”of a printer cartridge could have profound impact on our rights when it comes to using, fixing or reselling smartphones and other technology.
Tom’s of Maine, in a partnership with TerraCycle, says it has a solution for unwanted toys: Consumers can collect old or broken toys and ship them to the upcycling company for free.
The “tiny” tax on sweetened drinks would allow the city of Philadelphia to expand education programs, spruce up recreation facilities and put some money aside for rainy-day needs. But demand for soda products has slipped to the point that jobs are affected, say some local analysts.
Garnier wants you to make more of an effort to recycle those empty plastic bottles of shampoo and body wash, and it’s enlisting a popular YouTuber and a college competition to spread the news.
Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the switch as a growing number of consumer firms seek to bolster their animal welfare standards.
Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p’s Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever’s decision to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Hemp? Beet juice? Pea protein? They’re all on the menu for America’s leading plant-based brands. And these pioneering companies are quickly bringing the trend into the mainstream — landing space on grocery giants’ shelves and winning acclaim from vegans and non-vegans alike.
Has your company ever thought about going zero waste? These 10 firms working toward zero waste to landfill prove it’s possible. And no, it won’t kill jobs or hurt profits.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
Plastic is the “key enabler for sectors as diverse as packaging, construction, transportation, healthcare and electronics,” says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. But the durability and flexibility that render plastic a good fit for these applications mean we’re drowning in it. The foundation consulted 180 experts and 200 publications to develop a fix.