Dove Launches its First Refillable Deodorant in Effort to Cut Plastic Use

Good News Notes: “Dove has launched its first refillable deodorant in an effort to tackle the global plastic waste crisis. Dove has worked with international campaign group A Plastic Planet to revolutionize its use of materials. Shoppers will now be able to select a Dove stainless steel refillable deodorant case at Target and Walmart stores across America. Shoppers then…

More than One Third of Brazilians Are Buying Less Meat During COVID-19

Good News Notes: “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than one third (34 percent) of Brazilians are actively buying less meat, according to data compiled by market research firm GlobalData. The data also showed that 14 percent of Brazlians are purchasing more meat replacements. A similar trend is emerging in China, where GlobalData found that…

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

Good News Notes: “However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets.  Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money. Fleets…

Johnnie Walker paper bottle first step in sustainable packaging race

Good News Notes: “Collaboration is the way to go when it comes to tackling climate change, according to one of the world’s largest alcoholic drinks makers. Like many large manufacturers, Diageo found that a lot of its carbon footprint is produced early on in its supply chain, including from raw materials and in packaging. These are classified…

Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

Good News Notes: “Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be available in paper bottles. Diageo, the drinks giant that owns the brand, said it plans to run a trial of the new environmentally-friendly packaging from next year. While most Johnnie Walker is sold in glass bottles, the firm…

Unilever Will Put Carbon Footprint Labels on All Its Products

Good News Notes:  “If you count calories, you have it easy; the food producers have to put a label on their products telling you how many there are per serving. The producers have it easy too; there are lots of labs that can do straightforward chemical analyses of the food product in hand. If you…

Unilever’s Climate Plan: Emissions From Supply Chain And Consumers Are The Real Challenge

Good News Notes: “Corporations are joining the climate leadership race. Recently, Unilever, the $56 billion consumer goods conglomerate, which owns brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Vaseline, Dove, and QTips, announced its climate plan. Previously, other leading firms, including BlackRock and Goldman Sachs in the financial sector, Amazon and Microsoft in the tech sector, and BP in the fossil fuel sector,…

Just Eat hopes seaweed-lined boxes can help tackle plastic problem

Good News Notes: “Online food delivery business  Just Eat, together with sustainable packaging firm Notpla, has developed what it describes as a “fully recyclable” takeout box lined with seaweed. In an announcement Tuesday, Just Eat said the container was able to decompose in four weeks if put in a home compost. The seaweed-lined cardboard boxes…

Dove’s Vending Machine Touts Recycled Plastic Packaging

Good News Notes: “Dove is making a significant push to reduce its environmental footprint, and the brand recently spread the word by encouraging consumers to recycle. The Unilever-owned beauty brand launched a vending machine-style installation in New York’s Grand Central Terminal to celebrate its move to 100% recycled plastic bottle packaging across Dove, Dove Men+Care…