Episode 64: Live from GreenBiz 17

February 17, 2017 by  
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Audio clips from the premier annual event for sustainability leaders, including Annie Leonard from Greenpeace, Mehmood Khan of PepsiCo and Anne Kelly of Ceres.

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Timberland walks the extra mile to end plastic waste

February 17, 2017 by  
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The footwear giant cleans up its supply chain by partnering with a startup that promises to add financial value and empower workers in Haiti.

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Behind the forces disrupting the CSO’s role

February 17, 2017 by  
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Both sustainability management and business in general are undergoing major upheavals. BSR’s CEO Aron Cramer weighs in.

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New study finds PET bottles of five huge soda brands contain harmful heavy metals

October 7, 2016 by  
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The Indian government just delivered a blow to soda drinkers around the world. They commissioned a study that uncovered five toxins in the PET soda bottles of five major brands, all owned by either Coca Cola or PepsiCo . Heavy metals such as lead and cadmium are among the offending toxins. India’s Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) instructed the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Heath (AIIH&PH), based in Kolkata, to conduct the study. AIIH&PH found lead, antimony, cadmium, DEHP, and chromium in Pepsi, Coca Cola, Sprite, Mountain Dew, and 7UP. Coca Cola owns Sprite, and PepsiCo owns Mountain Dew and 7UP. The sugary drinks were all packaged in polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, bottles. Even worse, the researchers found as temperatures rose around the bottles, more toxins leached into the drinks. Related: Big Soda goes to war against proposed Soda Tax in San Francisco For their data, the researchers drew from four 600 milliliter bottles of each brand. In a Pepsi bottle, for example, they found 0.029 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of antimony, 0.011 mg/L of lead, 0.002 mg/L of cadmium, 0.017 mg/L of chromium, and 0.028 mg/L of DEHP. The Indian Express reached out to Coca Cola India, which did not provide an answer, and PepsiCo India for comment. A PepsiCo spokesperson said all their products “conform to Food Safety and Standards Regulations” and they wished to “emphatically reiterate” their products complied “with the permissible limits for heavy metals as laid down by these regulations.” There’s a problem with that – according to The Indian Express, “there are no permissible limits for heavy metals in cold drinks.” Indian government officials reportedly acknowledged India lacks standards for “safe plastic packaging” as some countries have. Exposure to heavy metals can lead to major health problems. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cadmium and lead are two of 10 chemicals of ” major public health concern .” The other three offending toxins also can result in negative side effects. AIIH&PH conducted another study last year that found heavy metals in medicines contained inside PET bottles. Via The Indian Express Images via eddie welker on Flickr and PublicDomainPictures.net

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President Obama proclaims state of emergency due to Hurricane Matthew

October 7, 2016 by  
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President Obama announced a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival in Florida . His declaration includes federal aid and authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security ” to coordinate all disaster relief efforts .” Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew hurtles towards Florida with maximum sustained winds of around 120 miles per hour . Scientists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) call Matthew ” extremely dangerous ” even as the hurricane diminished to a Category 3 storm during the night. NHC said there could be “potentially disastrous impacts.” Florida has not been hit with many storms that have winds as forceful as Matthew’s. About 1.5 million people have left the Atlantic coast, fleeing inland as the hurricane approaches. Around 300,000 homes in Florida have already lost power. Related: How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said according to scientists , Hurricane Matthew could be “largest and most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade” and that it is a storm “people should take seriously.” He said if anyone doubts the severity of the storm, “they need only look at the images that are coming back from Haiti.” According to U.S. National Weather Service , Matthew could be the most forceful storm to hit particularly northeast Florida in 118 years. Florida governor Rick Scott urged residents in potentially affected areas to evacuate at once. In a news conference, he said, “You need to leave now. Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate…Your safety, not comfort, is the most important thing.” President Obama’s state of emergency applies to Florida, and according to CNBC in phone calls with state governors he also offered federal resources if necessary to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. The hurricane center is likely to move “near or over” Florida’s east coast tonight, according to NHC, and could move over South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Saturday. “Maximum sustained winds” could still be 120 miles per hour. Via The New York Times and CNBC Images via Wikimedia Commons and screenshot

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Greenpeace slams lack of business progress on palm oil deforestation

March 7, 2016 by  
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A new study credits Nestle and Ferrero with progress on zero-deforestation pledges but slams PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson for stalled efforts.

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How businesses are leading the push for truck efficiency

July 20, 2015 by  
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Walmart, FedEx and Pepsi are rolling out fleet improvements while equipment makers Wabash National, Cummins, Eaton are also leading the charge.

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PepsiCo to Remove Flame Retardant from Gatorade Thanks to Teenager’s Petition

February 3, 2013 by  
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We know what you’re thinking. “Wait, there are flame retardants in Gatorade?” Yep, Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a chemical that’s used as a flame retardant, is included in drinks like Gatorade to keep other ingredients from separating. There’s good news, though:  PepsiCo  announced plans to remove BVO from Gatorade after consumer complaints started rolling in via a  petition started at Change.org  by 15 year-old Sarah Kavanagh. But if you’re still looking to get your daily fix of BVO, you still can, as PepsiCo has zero plans to remove the chemical from Mountain Dew. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brominated vegetable oil , BVO , change.org , chemicals , flame retardants , food , Gatorade , mountain dew , Pepsi , pepsico , Sarah Kavanagh , toxic chemicals , toxins

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McDonald’s, Unilever, Pepsi, Adidas make news at Davos

January 24, 2013 by  
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Sustainability gets attention amid theme of “resilient dynamism” at global leaders’ summit.

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California’s GMO Food Proposition 37 Sparks Storm of Accusations over Misleading Ads

November 8, 2012 by  
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GMO photo from Shutterstock There’s something fishy going on in the Golden State, and we aren’t talking about the GMO genes being spliced into the tomatoes . On Tuesday, California voters ultimately failed to pass Proposition 37, a bill that would mandate labeling for GMO foods – the vote was close , with 47% in favor and 53% against. However back in October, the U.S Department of Justice received an official complaint from an attorney with the CA 37 Right to Know campaign stating that the opposition had made a number of outrageous and possibly illegal statements in their efforts to defeat the law. The advertisement featured the FDA logo below the quote, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a labeling policy like Prop 37 would be ‘inherently misleading’.” The FDA never made such a statement, and faking their endorsement could get the creators of the ad into serious hot water. Read the rest of California’s GMO Food Proposition 37 Sparks Storm of Accusations over Misleading Ads Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: academy of nutrition and dietetics , California , california nurses association , dupont , fbi , fda , food democracy now , GMO , jason jones , Monsanto , national academy of sciences , official voter guide , organic consumers union , Pepsi , proposition 37 , Right to Know , Sacramento , Sierra Club , syngenta , the center for food safety , ufw , us department of justice , World Health Organization

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