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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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Tesco completes switch to sustainable chocolate in time for Easter bonanza

Tesco completes switch to sustainable chocolate in time for Easter bonanza | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

100 per cent of cocoa used in Tesco's own-brand chocolate products now certified by Rainforest Alliance, retailer confirms. All of Tesco's own brand chocolate products are now made with sustainably sourced cocoa, the retailer confirmed yesterday. The switch comes in time for the annual Easter surge in chocolate sales, and means all Tesco own-brand chocolate goods - including cakes, biscuits, and desserts - will carry the Rainforest Alliance cocoa sourcing label.

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The sustainability of the cocoa economy is presently most complex in the area of the production of cocoa beans. The main sustainability issue in the world cocoa economy is with the farmers. They are the most vital, but also the most vulnerable link in the cocoa chain.  To achieve a more sustainable world cocoa economy the industry needs to start taking more focused action as soon as possible.

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