Nearly a third of food and beverage giant Mondelez International’s shareholders supported a proposal by As You Sow presented at its annual meeting yesterday asking the company to set a time table to phase out non-recyclable plastic packaging, signaling strong concern that Mondelez is introducing liability to its brand through slow action toward recyclability.
Nearly a third of Starbucks’ shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting last week supported an As You Sowresolution asking the company to phase out use of plastic straws and develop aggressive plans to meet packaging reuse and recycling goals.
Actor, filmmaker and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier will present As You Sow’s shareholder resolution Wednesday, March 21 at Starbucks’ annual general meeting asking the company to take bold action to reduce its global plastic footprint.
As You Sow congratulates Dunkin’ Brands today for choosing a replacement material for its polystyrene foam beverage cups and setting a 2020 date to phase them out. This action will remove nearly 1 billion foam cups from the waste stream annually. Coupled with McDonald’s recent commitment to phase out foam materials globally, these two actions could significantly reduce the amount of single use cups that end up as littered waste on land and in waterways.
As You Sow congratulates McDonald’s Corp. on its industry-leading goal announced today to recycle all post-consumer packaging in all its restaurants by 2025. This action follows several years of dialogue by As You Sow with McDonald’s as well as quick service peers like YUM Brands, Dunkin’ Brands, and Chipotle asking for in-store packaging to be recycled or composted.
In a win for the health of world oceans, McDonald’s Corp. has agreed to end the use of harmful polystyrene foam packaging globally by the end of this year following engagement by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow.