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 […]

DanoneAQUA partners with Re-Pal in promoting a circular packaging economy in Indonesia

INDONESIA – Danone-AQUA, the bottled water unit of Danone in Indonesia has partnered with plastic recycling company, Re-Pal Indonesia for the development of plastic pallets made from AQUA label. To strengthen the collaboration, the companies […]

Nestlé inaugurates packaging research institute to accelerate sustainability agenda

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the “first-of-its-kind in the food industry”, to further reinforce the company’s sustainability agenda. Located at Nestlé’s Research facilities in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Institute leverages […]

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 […]

Fonterra commits to reducing water use at six New Zealand facilities by 30%

NEW ZEALAND – The leading New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra has raised its sustainability targets and pledging to reduce water use at six of its New Zealand new manufacturing sites by 30% by 2030. The […]

Flipkart to eliminate single-use plastic in packaging by 2021

INDIA – Flipkart, the wholesale arm of the Walmart-owned e-Commerce marketplace in India, has announced that it plans to eliminate single-use plastic in packaging by March 2021. The e-commerce firm said it will move towards […]

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 […]