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As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

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.

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PepsiCo Foundation Announces Recycling Challenge, But Commitment Unlikely to Move the Needle

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…

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Nearly One-Third of Mondelez International Shareholders Call for Action on Plastic Packaging

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.

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As You Sow Statement on Dunkin’ Brands Phase out of Foam Cups

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.

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As You Sow Statement on McDonald’s Recycling Goal Announcement

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. 

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