Corporate Furniture Procurement Stamps Out Toxic Flame Retardants

The California-based Center of Environmental Health received an award this week for its efforts to stomp out the use of chemical flame retardants. By focusing on corporate purchasing guidelines, the organization has had impact far beyond its four walls.

Unilever to Test New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology

Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries – but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have made a huge mess. Now the CPG giant says it will test a pilot recycling project in Indonesia to tackle the problem.

SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

How Companies Can Lead on Anti-Deforestation Efforts

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.

CVS Banishes Formaldehyde, Other Toxics From Cosmetics

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.

Pepsi Cuts Jobs Over Philly Soda Tax

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 Recycle Those Bathroom Empties

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.

The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues

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.