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How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

Catherine Homsey: Conscious Shopping

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The average US resident heads out to the grocery store 1.6 times a week, and over the course of a year uses well over 1,000 plastic shopping bags there – bags which, on average, are used for a mere 15 minutes but will stick around on the earth for hundreds of years. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Catherine Homsey, is fed up with the status quo and has changed her food shopping habits to better reflect her values.

Nestlé Waters North America Will Achieve 25 Percent Recycled Plastic in Its Packaging by 2021

Company announces major milestone as part of broader ambition to reach 50 percent by 2025
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  • Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
  • Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years 
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  • Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
  • Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years 

Plastics White Paper - Complimentary

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Tackling plastic waste and pollution is the cause celebre in 2018 and will only surge for 2019. Businesses are under enormous societal and impending regulatory pressure to find viable solutions to reduce, eliminate and reuse plastics.

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Cisco Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Use of Virgin Plastic by 20%

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At Cisco, we are focused on making sustainable thinking a business imperative. Using the lens of the circular economy, we are changing the way we do business, including being more deliberate about how and when to use plastic.

Like many companies, Cisco uses plastic across its product portfolio and in its packaging. Plastic has a lot of benefits, from its technical properties to its low cost and its light weight, which help reduce logistics emissions. However, it also comes with many, well‑documented challenges.

PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal For 25% Recycled Plastic Content By 2025

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PURCHASE, N.Y., November 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- As part of its sustainable plastics vision, PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) today announced a new goal to strive to use 25 percent recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025.

SC Johnson Accelerates Progress Boosting Plastic Recycling and Reuse

100% of the Family Company's plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025
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RACINE, Wis., October 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, SC Johnson is announcing a series of commitments to further reduce its own plastic footprint, by boosting recycled plastic content in its packaging, supporting reuse of plastic bottles through concentrated refills, and launching an effort to make Ziploc® bags recyclable at curbside. 

Starbucks Combats Single Use Straws

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According to the National Park Service, Americans use 500 million plastic straws every day – this small but plentiful waste adds up and is one of the most common items found on beaches. Now, one beverage icon is joining a handful of brands in the fight against single use straws, with plans to phase out the item from its stores by 2020.

With China Saying No to Plastic Waste, the World Needs a New Plan

"This is a wake-up call," a University of Georgia researcher said, highlighting the need for new ideas on how to handle plastic trash.
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by Jo Ling Kent, Jim Seida and James Rainey

A global crisis over what to do with millions of tons of discarded plastic and other trash is becoming even more difficult after China decided last year to stop importing much of the waste. In some cases, that means used paper and plastic containers that Americans intend to recycle are actually ending up in landfills, waste company managers say.

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