PepsiCo accelerates plastic waste reduction efforts with new commitment

USA – Multinational soft beverage giant, PepsiCo has unveiled new sustainability target seeking to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025. To achieve this, the company said it will be […]

Olam secures US$525m funding to support its sustainability commitments

SINGAPORE — Olam International and its wholly owned subsidiary, Olam Treasury Pte. Ltd., have secured a US$525 million revolving credit facility linked to meeting sustainability key performance indicators (KPI). The credit facility will support Olam’s […]

Amazon India aims to eliminate single use plastic packaging by June 2020

INDIA – Amazon India, subsidiary of American online retailer and technology company has committed to eliminating single use plastic from its packaging by June 2020, as part of its long term sustainable packaging initiative. The […]

Kevian Kenya invests US$3.37m in subsidiary recycling plant

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, the Peek N’ Peel and Afia juice owner, has invested Sh350 million (US$ 3.37 million) in establishing a new recycling plant, Ramani Recylers in Thika, Central Kenya. Ramani Recylers, will operate […]

Maple Hill partners with SIG to launch single serve organic milk

USA – Maple Hill, American organic dairy producer has partnered with Swiss aseptic packaging producer SIG Combibloc in developing a single-serve version of its 100% grass-fed organic milk. The new eight-ounce Maple Hill’s Whole Milk […]

Environmental authority closes Sameer Agriculture milk processing plant over pollution

KENYA – The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has closed a milk processing factory in Nairobi, Kenya owned by Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited due to failure to comply with waste disposal regulations. According to […]

Unilever invests in Kenya-based plastic recycler Mr Green Africa to expand operations

KENYA – Consumer goods company, Unilever in partnership with DOB Equity and Global Innovation Fund (GIF) have co-invested in Mr. Green Africa, a Nairobi based recycler and recycled plastics supplier. The investment will allow Mr. […]

Guinness Nigeria commissions water project to foster socio-economic development

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria has donated a mini water project to members of the Angwan Albarka Community in Nasarawa State as part of its sustainable development strategy. The project, which was commissioned under the Diageo […]

World Bank and Ghana join forces to combat carbon emissions in cocoa producing regions

GHANA – The World Bank and Ghana have agreed to work together in a five-year programme that seeks to reduce carbon emission and promote climate-smart cocoa production. The five-year Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) under […]

British brewers achieve 42% reduction in CO2 emissions within 10 years

UK – The brewing industry in the UK has attained 42%  reduction in total CO2 emissions in the last decade, representing a reduction of 202,952 tonnes- according to new research conducted by the British Beer […]