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New Belgium Brewing’s 2011 Waste Diversion Report Highlights Tactics and Goals to Become a Zero-Waste Brewery

In 2011, New Belgium had a waste diversion rate of 94.38 percent
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(3BL Media) Fort Collins, CO July 30, 2012New Belgium Brewing’s 2011 Waste Diversion Report is now available at and shows the brewery diverted 94.38 percent of its waste from landfills last year. However, this number would climb significantly if the craft brewer included spent grain, spent yeast, spent Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Process Water Treatment Plant sludge, since these materials are diverted to local farms. When including these brewing byproducts, the diversion rate jumps to 99.88 percent for 2011.

PepsiCo and the Recipe for the Next Billion

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Feeding 8 billion people by 2030 will require creative thinking about the foods we eat, how we produce them, and how consumers embrace them.
PepsiCo's Recipe for the Next Billion is built around 'doing more, using less' - growing more crops with less water, manufacturing with less waste and energy, and serving the needs of the next billion consumers.  Our goal is to create snacks, beverages, and foods that deliver the nutrition, hydration, and enjoyment at the right moment across different needs, lifestyles and geographies.

Watershed Success!

The Colorado River’s $26 Billion Economy Recovers as River Once Again Reaches the Gulf of California
Press Release

(3BL Media) Denver, CO - July 19, 2012 - This could be the headline of the near future if Americans heed the call today and take action to save the Colorado River.

In an effort to engage the arid southwestern United States in the importance of water conservation and river protection, The Redford Center, along with partners Save The Colorado, New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, and Clif Bar announces a summer 7-city southwestern US screening tour of the documentary film WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.

Sodexo Reinforces Animal Welfare Commitment with Phase Out of Gestation Stalls

Commitment calls on pork suppliers to provide actionable plans to phase out gestation stalls throughout their supply chain by 2022
Press Release

(3BL Media) Gaithersburg, MD - July 12, 2012 – Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The Humane Society of the United States.

Hershey’s CSR Report: A Deep Commitment to Reducing Environmental Impacts

Reporting on Programs and Progress
  • Reduced U.S. manufacturing waste by 23% between 2008 and 2011
  • Lowered waste to landfill or incinerator by 29% on 19% production increase
  • Exceeded Zero-Waste-to-Landfill manufacturing goal – three plants by 2012
  • Reduced GHG emissions by more than 15% since 2008

Campbell to Acquire Bolthouse Farms

Acquisition Will Expand Campbell’s Portfolio of Healthy Beverages and Provide Significant Presence in the Rapidly Growing Market for Packaged Fresh Foods
Press Release

(3BL Media) Camden, NJ - July 9, 2012 - Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, for $1.55 billion in cash. Founded in 1915, Bolthouse is a vertically integrated food and beverage company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing proprietary, high value-added natural, healthy products.

Frito-Lay Passes Million-Mile Electric Vehicle Milestone


Frito-Lay and parent company PepsiCo have a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability, and the snack brand has delivered on another milestone as their all-electric trucks have just charged their way to one million miles.


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