12 Aug '11, 4pm

Coca Cola and Nestle Show Signs of Support for Improved Recycling Laws

A new report from shareholder advocacy group As You Sow , which has worked on this issue for years, said that: "The Coca‐Cola Company, historically opposed to container deposit systems, indicated it is now "neutral" on a deposit system administered by an independent third party, an apparent softening of its position." Commitment to increasing sustainability throughout the full lifecycle of products is crucial to any significant progress. SustainableBusiness.com reports that Amy Galland, Ph.D., As You Sow's Research Director and author of the study, said, "Several leading beverage companies continue to make steady incremental progress on source reduction but have not demonstrated strong commitments to using recycled content - a significant driver in reducing the environmental impact of packaging." The report, "Waste & Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/coca-cola-and-nes...

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