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Why Ben & Jerry's is ditching plastic

Why Ben & Jerry's is ditching plastic | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Ben & Jerry's is to cut single-use plastic from its 600 Scoop Shops. In early 2019 the company will remove plastic straws and spoons from its stores. Ben & Jerry's also plans to address plastic cups and lids used to serve ice cream by the end of 2020. Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops currently hand out 2.5 million plastic straws a year, and 30 million plastic spoons. Global sustainability manager Jenna Evans is leading the transition. "We're not going to recycle our way out of this problem," she said. "We, and the rest of the world, need to get out of single-use plastic." The transition began in August 2018 when Scoop Shops made plastic straws available by request only. Many Scoop Shops had already turned to plastic alternatives by this time.

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David McClintock's comment, March 15, 4:42 AM
Food and beverage companies were top performers in sustainability compared to other industries - at least for small and medium sized companies. https://index.ecovadis.com/industry?industry=c4&region1=World&region2=United%20States%20of%20America
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NextGen Cup Challenge: Nestlé joins initiative to build a fully recyclable, compostable to-go cup

NextGen Cup Challenge: Nestlé joins initiative to build a fully recyclable, compostable to-go cup | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nestlé announced today that it is joining forces with other industry partners to build a fully recyclable, compostable fiber cup as part of the NextGen Consortium and Cup Challenge. This announcement follows a series of initiatives and concrete steps taken by Nestlé to accelerate action to tackle plastic waste, in line with its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

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Kellogg sets sustainable packaging goal for 2025

Kellogg sets sustainable packaging goal for 2025 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The Kellogg Co. is working toward a goal of using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025. The packaging goal becomes part of Kellogg’s global sustainability commitments, which include responsible sourcing of ingredients, sustainable agriculture, and resources and training for holders of small farms. Battle Creek-based Kellogg cited data from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation showing 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally and 5% is retained for secondary use. Kellogg already has taken steps in sustainable packaging. The company has a goal of transitioning to compostable and paper food service products in all its plants and offices globally by the end of 2018. Kellogg also is working with suppliers to identify packaging designs that minimize waste. An example is in Europe where Kellogg wants its cereal pouches to be recycle-ready by late 2019, which would remove an estimated 480 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging from its supply chain each year.

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The  Food and Beverage industry has a significant potential to impact the sustainability of supply chains, and makes it a crucial element to achieving a circular economy. Food and Beverage packaging is among the most recycled packaging and we see increasing recycling rates for bottle and containers every year.

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Nestlé To Design Fully Recyclable, Compostable To-Go Cups

Nestlé To Design Fully Recyclable, Compostable To-Go Cups | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nestlé has announced that it is collaborating with other industry partners to design a fully recyclable, compostable fibre cup as part of the NextGen Consortium and Cup Challenge. The move is a part of the company's efforts to address the problem of plastic pollution, and a step towards its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

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All commercial enterprises have a duty to try to minimise waste and take all opportunities to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste. With the introduction of recycling operations it is easier to comply with regulations and enables you to be better prepared for future legislation

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KFC working with suppliers to cut plastic

KFC has pledged that all its plastic-based packaging that reaches the consumer will be recoverable or reusable by 2025. The chain said the goal supported its long-term plan to implement a more sustainable packaging strategy in its restaurants by developing and using sustainable packaging options and eliminating plastic packaging items.

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