Talk about sustainability

Visiting what’s considered this country’s most sustainable production operation—Frito-Lay North America’s Casa Grande snack food plant—I was impressed, to say the least, by such a progressive place.
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Why sustainability matters in the supply chain

Companies ahead of the sustainability curve are ‘writing the rules,’ according to a guide detailing the new phases of sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Seven Kellogg bakeries earn energy efficiency points

Kellogg Co.’s bakeries again earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification as its plants around the world reduce more energy. Seven of the company’s U.S. bakeries have earned the certification, in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.

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Study: Americans don’t pay enough of a price for wasteful behavior

The Greendex annual study conducted by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan recently ranked the United States dead last for sustainable behavior. The survey polled 17,000 consumers in 17 different countries, asking participants about such things as energy use, conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the use of ‘green’ products, attitudes toward the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues.

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Packaging Strategies unveils agenda for September’s Sustainable Packaging Forum

Packaging Strategies' Eighth Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum, Sept. 11-13, in Pittsburgh, will feature what it says are the most important topics and speakers in the event’s history.

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Ingredients News:

Hershey Co. launches initiative to revive cocoa growing in Southern Mexico

The goal is to improve the livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers and return productive cocoa growing to the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa.

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Sustainability in Action

DuPont Nutrition & Health pushes for more sustainable bread

DuPont Nutrition & Health is focusing on whole grain bread in a drive to help industrial bakers optimize raw material use, reduce waste and cut their carbon footprint overall.

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Pepperidge Farm packaging is honored with innovative/sustainability award

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation and Ameristar from the Institute of Packaging Professionals recognize Pepperidge Farm’s new packaging designs for Goldfish thin breads. The pouches act as a source reduction of 65% in packaging material.

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More than 70% of Americans can recycle plastic bags and wraps locally

It used to be practically nonexistent to really recycle bags and film wraps. Rigid containers led the way on the recycling front. But a new study indicates that it’s much more than possible. More than 91% of the U.S. population can actually recycle plastic bags locally and nearly 75% of people living in the U.S. can recycle other types of flexible plastic wraps in their communities.
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Survey: Sustainability an ‘important factor’ in supply-chain choices

Seventy-two percent of U.S. companies claim that sustainability influences their purchasing decisions and that it is an important factor when choosing service suppliers, says a survey by cloud computing firm Rackspace Hosting.
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