Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill No. 258, otherwise known as the Cleaning Products Right to Know Act. The law’s authors say its overarching goal is to give consumers the information they need so they can make informed purchasing decisions while reducing any impacts these products could have on public health.
Consumer Packaged Goods
Millions of Americans take vitamin supplements to improve their health. But a new study study suggests that in some cases, too much of a good thing can yield the opposite result. The findings of an ongoing long-term, large study begs the question whether it’s time to ensure there’s more regulation of vitamin and mineral supplement dosages.
For Dove and its parent company, Unilever, the past weekend has demolished the company’s reputation after 13 years of success celebrating, and garnering much praise, for its “Real Beauty” campaigns.
The Trump administration has put a hold on the new nutrition labels that would have made it easier for consumers to tell how much added sugar was in their processed foods. And the Union of Concerned Scientists, which had a role in crafting new dietary guidelines and the new label, has vowed to fight the delay.
As reinforced by SC Johnson’s snapping up of Ecover and Method, the cleaning products and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector are in the midst of a longstanding trend: sustainability via acquisition.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”
During the COP21 climate talks, French multinational Danone pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Thanks to its Evian brand, it’s now one step closer to that goal.
North America vegetable and fruit growers want President Trump to stay at the NAFTA table and “modernize” the 23-year-old international agreement. And they have good reason: It’s more than quadrupled profits for U.S. and Canada growers since 1993.
The supplement testing company LabDoor is taking on the health claims of celebrities, from right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to the Kardashian clan.
Some industrious have found a way to replace plastic wrap, that everyday item we use to preserve our leftovers, lunches and favorite foods. And to do so, they’re using the lessons of the past to solve modern-day challenges.
Conscientious consumers of skin care products clamor for company candidness, so use these tactics to crack open the conversation.
According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal landfills since 2012.
The Trump administration may be about to learn a difficult lesson (one of many in a milestone month): The global economy can make its own deals without the U.S. And it’s doing just that.
SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry
The forests of the U.S. South provide companies’ paper supplies, but growth is threatening many of these lands. WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network brings together companies, suppliers and non-profits to share ideas on how to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper for the benefit of people, profit and the planet.