03 May '11, 8pm

Why we're pushing P&G and General Mills to cut packaging waste

Why we're pushing P&G and General Mills to cut packaging waste

We are a throwaway society. The U.S. solid waste recycling rate hovers at a dismal 34 percent. Product packaging is the largest category of landfill waste and the biggest component of ocean litter that harms marine life. There’s a lack of federal and industry leadership on recycling. It’s hard to see recycling treated as a priority even among major environmental groups. But in a world of increasingly-limited resources, we can no longer afford to simply discard packaging that contains valuable natural resources. Some companies now acknowledge packaging is a significant part of their carbon exposure. Nestle Waters NA found that 55 percent of its carbon footprint comes from its bottles. Coca-Cola says packaging is the largest contributor to the carbon footprint of several of its products. We’re also throwing away potential revenue by burning and landfilling 40 million tons, p...

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