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…

Coca-Cola May Switch To Plant Based Bottles

 Good News Notes: “Coco-Cola has decided to team up with another company to look into developing a plant-based bottle that is completely biodegradable.” “We have always been told that we do not inherit the earth, that we borrow it from our children. The decisions we make now about our environment may have a direct effect on…

Conservation tips: Retail brands that use less plastic

 Good News Notes: “If this coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything (beyond how to use Zoom, sew a face mask and bake bread), it’s that the stuff we routinely take for granted could end up having a profound effect on our future. Case in point: the abundance of plastic in our lives — whether a…

Good, Better, Best — Eliminating Plastic Waste

Good News Notes: “The top three materials filling American garbage bins are paper, food waste, and plastic. Of the three, plastic may be the most problematic. Not only does its production use nonrenewable natural resources and energy, but unlike paper and food waste, it is neither biodegradable nor easily recyclable. Nonexistent a century ago, plastic…

22-year-old runs from ocean to ocean for Clean Seas

Good News Notes: “On 26 July 2019, 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib asked the crowd of friends, supporters and media gathered around him, to take two deep breaths as a reminder of the importance that the oceans have in giving life. Bencheghib was about to embark upon a 3,100-mile run across the United States of America from coast…

Landfill Mining and Its Tremendous Potential

Good News Notes: “An average American dumps 4.4 pounds of waste a day, and it is estimated that the U.S. produces 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste every year. Additionally, for more than 100 years, the entire world’s unwanted waste has been discarded in the land. As the trash inside landfills decomposes, it releases methane…

Richardson-based Metropak is making recyclable mailers for online shopping

Good News Notes: “Motivated by demand from U.S. retailers, a Richardson-based packaging company has received a recycled-content certification to make bags and mailers out of plastic trash harvested from beaches and waterways. Richardson-based Metropak is making the bags and shipping mailers made of materials gathered in Haiti, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the…

The woman who wants to reinvent recycling

Good News Notes: “American recycling is in a time of crisis. Cities have gone from making a profit with their recycling programs to losing cash or even stockpiling goods while waiting for the market to rebound. At the same time, consumers are putting more pressure than ever on companies to make their products and packaging…