Reports

As You Sow has produced over two dozen reports on a wide range of issues. Click a report subject below to navigate.



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Waste and Opportunity 2015

Consumer Packaging 2015

Waste and Opportunity 2015, a new report from As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council, takes an in-depth look at the packaging practices of 47 fast food chains, beverage companies, and consumer goods, highlighting leaders and laggards in the field.

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Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging

Consumer Packaging 2012

In Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging, As You Sow describes how extended producer responsibility would boost the U.S. packaging recycling rates and transform how recycling is funded.

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Waste & Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report

Consumer Packaging 2011

As You Sow’s third scorecard and report on beverage container recycling evaluates new and ongoing efforts by beverage producers to reduce source materials, create recyclable product packaging, and increase container recovery rates.

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Waste & Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report

Consumer Packaging 2008

The 2008 Waste and Opportunity Report is based primarily on responses to As You Sow’s Beverage Container Recycling Survey, which was sent to 23 beverage companies and on publicly available information from websites and corporate social responsibility reports. Seven companies responded to the survey.

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Waste & Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report

Consumer Packaging 2006

This report identifies efforts by beverage producers to use more recycled content in their containers, to increase recovery and recycling, and to reduce material use. Twelve leading beverage companies received the survey and five companies responded to the survey. All twelve companies were evaluated by using publicly available information from websites and annual reports, and on the basis of survey responses.