Unilever urges FMCG industry to tackle ocean plastic wastes

UK - Unilever has called for the consumer goods industry to step-up its efforts to tackle the mounting challenge of ocean plastic waste and create a circular economy for plastics. CEO Paul Polman confirmed that the company has made plans to keep the industrial environments safe a year after Unilever made its industry-leading commitment to…

Budweiser unveils symbol for its beers brewed with 100% renewable electricity

USA – Brewing major Budweiser has revealed its commitment to sustainability with its announcement of a renewable electricity symbol that indicates when a Budweiser beer is brewed with 100% renewable electricity. As part of a commitment to brewing all of its beers around the world with 100% renewable electricity by 2025, in line with parent…

Mondelez International signs partnership to protect forests in Ghana

GHANA - Mondelez International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a new partnership to help reduce emissions from cocoa production in Ghana. Mondelez has committed US$5 million through the Cocoa Life initiative to help reduce emissions from cocoa…

Major UK retail chain Iceland to eliminate plastic packaging in 5 years

UK - Leading U.K. supermarket Iceland, which specializes in frozen food, has made a commitment to eliminate plastic packaging from its own brand products by the end of 2023. In an announcement Tuesday, the retailer said it had already removed disposable plastic straws from its own label range. It added that its new food ranges…

EU sets 2030 deadline for recyclable plastics packaging in new strategy

EU - The EU plans to make all plastic packaging across Europe recyclable or reusable by 2030. The pledge forms part of a wider plastic strategy to tackle the issue of plastic waste. Other commitments include a reduction in consumption of single-use plastics and restrictions on the use of microplastics, such as microbeads found in some cosmetics. “If…

Carlsberg achieves zero carbon emissions at Swedish brewery

SWEDEN - Carlsberg Sverige has managed to reduce its carbon emissions to zero from its energy sources by utilising 100% biogas and green electricity at its Swedish Falkenberg brewery. The brewery has reduced its carbon emissions from thermal energy and electricity to zero through an initiative that has targeted the elimination of ozone depleting energy…

Fonterra commits to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has partnered with the New Zealand government  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, with a 30% reduction by 2030 from a 2015 baseline. According to the company, the partnership was an example of how the private and public sectors could work together to accelerate New Zealand’s transition to…

Cargill commissions Ghana solar plant

GHANA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pulled the symbolic switch to officially commission Cargill’s solar facility at the company’s factory in Tema. A statement from Cargill said the President in a brief remark congratulated Cargill for the initiative and said the move to host solar powered energy was in line with government’s agenda…

Tanzania Breweries touts effective water management

TANZANIA – Private sector has a key role in ensuring that it utilises and manages water efficiently to ensure that the resource is available to all, the AB-INBEV President for East Africa Roberto Jarrin has said. Jarrin who is also the Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) Group Managing Director was speaking at the 10th Economic Update…