Nearly 40 percent of Kroger shareholders supported an As You Sow proposal asking the largest U.S. supermarket chain to make all packaging recyclable, at the company’s annual meeting last week.
Nearly $15 billion of shareholder value supported As You Sow shareholder proposals at two iconic U.S. fast food brand companies in recent votes seeking reduced plastic pollution by banning polystyrene foam packaging and plastic straws, and providing on-site recycling.
Following engagement with As You Sow, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has agreed to start reporting on spills of pre-production plastic pellets, or nurdles, manufactured in polymer production plants, which are believed to be a significant source of ocean plastic pollution.
Nearly half of Starbucks’ shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting last week supported an As You Sow resolution to develop aggressive plans to meet packaging reuse and recycling goals.
Following engagement with As You Sow, ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to start reporting on spills of pre-production plastic pellets, or nurdles, manufactured in polymer production plants, which are believed to be a significant source of ocean plastic pollution.
As You Sow is challenging three of the world’s largest plastic resins manufacturers to disclose actions taken to prevent and remediate spills of pre-production plastic pellets into waterways during production or transport. Plastic pellets are estimated to be the second largest direct source of microplastic pollution to the ocean by weight.
Following engagement with As You Sow and a strong shareholder vote earlier this year, food and beverage giant Mondelez International committed Tuesday to making all of its packaging recyclable by 2025.
Following engagement with As You Sow, food and beverage giant KraftHeinz, the third largest U.S. food and beverage company, has committed to make 100% of its packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025.
PepsiCo Foundation announced this morning that it will provide $10 million in funding to jumpstart the “All In On Recycling” challenge to make it easier for 25 million families across the country to recycle bottles and cans.
The announcement comes eight years after the nonprofit corporate watchdog As You Sow agreed to withdraw a 2010 Pepsi shareholder proposal after the company promised to work with peers to increase the beverage container recycling rate to 50% by 2018. However…
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.