The industry gets serious about sustainability

Read the full story at Packaging Strategies.

More CPG companies than ever before are done talking about sustainability and are ready for action.

Conservation could soon take center stage for many F&B companies

Read the full story at The Food Institute.

Food and beverage companies are finding water and energy conservation practices are not only good for the planet, but good for the bottom line.

Farm powered strategic alliance grows, turns food waste to renewable energy

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

Great Lakes Cheese has joined the growing Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, which aims to boost food waste recycling and expand renewable energy production in the United States.

The partnership, which was founded by Vanguard Renewables in 2020, now has 15 members from the US food industry, including Unilever, Starbucks, and the Dairy Farmers of America. The program commits to diverting organic food waste from the manufacturing process and diverting it to Vanguard’s on-farm anaerobic digesters where it is recycled with dairy cow manure through anaerobic digestion to create renewable natural gas (RNG).

CIOs get serious about sustainability

Read the full story at CIO Magazine.

IT leaders aren’t waiting to be pushed to address environmental concerns. Instead, they are working alone or together on new ways to advance sustainability within IT and throughout their businesses.

Delta blues: On the sustainability frontline

Read the full story at New Food.

New Food’s Joshua Minchin reports on a US Sustainability Alliance trip from the Mississippi Delta, where the sustainability stakes are as high as anywhere.

PepsiCo to double use of reusable packaging to 20% by 2030

Read the full story at Food Dive.

PepsiCo plans to double the percentage of all beverage servings it sells delivered through reusable models from a current 10% to 20% by 2030, the company said in a statement.

PepsiCo said it will focus on four areas to meet its goal: expand the company’s SodaStream business, build out refillable plastic (PET) and glass bottle offerings, grow its fountain drinks platform with reusable cups; and accelerate growth in powders and concentrates.

As consumers place a greater importance on the role food and beverage companies play in the environment, nearly every large CPG has announced some type of commitment to reducing their footprint.

Closing the loop: Rethinking operations, the economy to save the planet

Read the full story at Sustainable Brands.

Whether making a widget or a culinary treat, prioritizing a circular life cycle for products helps keep them out of waste streams until they are negligible — or better yet, they never land there.

Majority of supply chain organizations prioritizing sustainability

Read the full story at Supply Chain Brain.

A new report from DispatchTrack, a specialist in last-mile delivery software, reveals that the majority of supply chain organizations surveyed in October and November — 77% — claim to be prioritizing sustainability or to have plans to prioritize it in the coming year. That’s a notable jump from 69% in the previous quarter, DispatchTrack said.

Post’s Michael Foods to offer verified carbon reduced eggs in 2023

Read the full story at Food Dive.

Post Holdings’ Michael Foods is partnering with Do Good Foods to supply verified carbon-reduced eggs starting in 2023 at foodservice locations across the U.S., the companies said in a statement.

Each Michael Foods customer purchasing Do Good Eggs will get a monthly “carbon receipt” quantifying the impact their company has made on climate change. Each dozen eggs will prevent approximately one pound of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere, the companies estimated.

Food manufacturers are expanding their portfolios to include products with lower environmental footprints as consumers increasingly look for these offerings when considering which products to buy.    

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