In support of its new ambition, KDP joins the Water Resilience Coalition, bolstering the company’s existing water stewardship commitments and resiliency across its value chain.
March 22, 2022
In celebration of World Water Day, Keurig Dr Pepper announced its aspiration to achieve net positive water impact by 2050 and has joined the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC). This industry-driven coalition of the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate aims to elevate global water stress and its connection to climate change to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world’s freshwater resources through collective action and ambitious, quantifiable commitments.
While the FDA over the years has allowed PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to be used in paper and paperboard food packaging, it certainly makes sense today to eliminate as much PFAS as possible from the environment, because these chemicals (like the ones used in firefighting foams) simply don’t go away—they don’t naturally decompose—hence they’ve become known as the “forever chemicals.”
Mackie’s of Scotland has been producing luxury ice cream using milk and dairy from its own herd since 1986 from its fourth generation family farm in Aberdeenshire. Recently, cooling equipment experts at Starfrost, a full-service global refrigeration supplier specializing in CO2 and ammonia systems, partnered with Mackie’s of Scotland to install highly efficient freezing technology to improve and expand ice cream production at its dairy.
While some farms today are trying to get off the mono-crop bandwagon and rotate crops, many large farms still tend to grow corn or wheat in the same field every year, requiring a lot of nitrogen-based fertilizer. But what if corn and wheat could have their own symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria that could pull nitrogen out of the air?
Tea tree oil (TTO), a substance also known as melaleuca oil, comes from the Australian tea tree and has been used by humans to treat acne, athlete’s foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites. More likely than not, you can find it in several over-the-counter skin care products and essential oils at your local drug store and Amazon. TTO has been used as a traditional medicine by Australian Aborigines for centuries, and the substance has a variety of natural ingredients that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Global natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market has adopted Honeywell’s Solstice N40 (R-448A) lower GWP refrigerant in its stores across the U.S. as it seeks to reduce refrigerant emissions under the EPA’s GreenChill program.