Vail, Pepsi beef up sustainability partnership

Good News Notes:  “Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and PepsiCo Inc. (Nasdaq: PEP) have expanded their product distribution partnership to include a total of 33 ski areas, while Pepsi has committed to supporting Vail’s environmental sustainability effort Commitment to Zero. ‘Through a multi-year sustainability roadmap, the companies will focus on waste reduction, including reducing beverage…

Giro Pack focuses on sustainable packaging and use of plastic

Good News Notes: “Giro Pack Inc. is rethinking plastic in terms reducing it, and optimizing its use in each package it manufactures to reduce overall environmental effects. The company already offers reduced plastic options through its Standard and Light programs, which highlight the recyclability and ratio of product to packaging used (Standard) and lighter/reduced material in…

Can Mushrooms Actually Help Save the Planet?

Good News Notes: “In college, Eben Bayer grew mushrooms under his dorm room bed. The mechanical engineering student, who had grown up on a Vermont farm, was convinced the fungus was one of nature’s most effective “technologies” and could be used to overhaul the way we make a range of everyday products. Thirteen years later,…

McDonald’s and Starbucks are developing ‘smart’ reusable to-go cups

Good News Notes: “In the future, when you order a coffee at McDonald’s or Starbucks, it could be served in the same cup you used a few months earlier. That’s the vision behind pilot programs launching this week that will introduce two types of “smart” reusable cups in independent coffee shops in San Francisco and…

CuanTec leads project upcycling shellfish to tackle plastic pollution

Turning food waste into plastic-free packaging: International project upcycles shellfish to tackle plastic pollution 03-Jan-2020 By Katy Askew An international collaboration project, the Celtic Crustacean Collaboration, is working to develop a new plastic-free food packaging material from food waste. HTTPS://WWW.FOODNAVIGATOR.COM/ARTICLE/2020/01/03/CUANTEC-LEADS-PROJECT-UPCYCLING-SHELLFISH-TO-TACKLE-PLASTIC-POLLUTION  

Cactus juice used to make nontoxic, biodegradable plastic bags

Good News Notes: “America generates almost 38 million tons of plastic waste every year, ranking second only to China. That’s a lot of plastic, and despite decades of recycling efforts, the bulk of it winds up in landfills and waterways. To come up with a more sustainable substitute, researchers at the University of the Valley of Atemajac…