Top Sustainability News

Sysco Unveils Industry’s Largest Assortment of Certified and Sustainably Focused Products

Sysco Corporation launched its One Planet. One Table. assortment, the foodservice industry’s largest offering of certified and sustainably focused products.   The Sysco One Planet. One Table. assortment includes over 3,000 items across 15 categories that are:  Backed by one of 20+ leading sustainability certifications and standards, Included in Sysco’s sustainability commitments for seafood or fresh […]

Refrigerated Solutions Group’s Norlake Facility in Wisconsin Earns Green Tier Certification

Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG), an industry leader in refrigerated equipment and service, announced that its Norlake facility in Hudson, Wisconsin earned Green Tier certification from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Green Tier is a voluntary program designed for businesses, local governments, and organizations that are already dedicated to sustainability and are seeking additional support […]

Eco-Products Launches Free Program to Help Restaurants Prevent Contamination in Compost Streams

Eco-Products announced a free new program to help foodservice operators keep non-compostable items out of their organics streams. The program, called Controls Intended to Remove Contamination (CIRC), will verify that restaurants and other operators are taking important steps to prevent non-compostable materials from being sent to composting facilities. The program is free for foodservice operators […]

Budderfly Achieves 200 Percent Growth

Budderfly, the premier sustainability partner for businesses with repeatable footprints, announced that it has added 834 new customer sites to its portfolio of sustainable franchise restaurants so far this year, representing new brands including Checkers, Golden Corral, Five Guys, Culver’s, Del Taco, and Popeyes. Since January 2023, Budderfly has achieved nearly 200 percent growth in […]

Restaurants Can Donate Surplus Food and Combat Hunger on New Careit App

Careit, a Los Angeles-based free food donation and rescue app that connects businesses to nonprofits to combat hunger, is now available nationwide in all 50 states. The app provides a free online marketplace that makes it easy for restaurants, caterers, food distributors, corporations, grocery stores and more to donate surplus food and goods directly to […]

Splenda Opens U.S.’s First Fully Integrated Stevia Farm

Splenda, the #1 low-calorie sweetener brand and its parent company, Heartland Food Products Group have officially announced the opening of Splenda Stevia Farm: the first-ever fully integrated, United States-based stevia farm. Now fully operational in Central Florida, the Farm aims to produce superior tasting stevia sweetener, while building an emerging US agriculture industry, and decreasing […]

Liquibox Launches Recycle-Ready Urn-liner Product Line

With many of the world’s Quick Service Restaurants pledging to Be Green by 2025 with improved  packaging and recycling practices, Liquibox, now part of Sealed Air (SEE), met the need to develop a recycle-ready version of its well-known patented urn-liner product line.   The recycle-ready urn-liner is comprised of an all-polyethylene bag and adapter with a removable  […]

Chef Andrew Gruel Features Wild Blue Mexican Shrimp at New Restaurant

As a leader in the sustainable seafood industry, Del Pacifico Seafoods is proud to partner with chef and sustainable seafood advocate, Andrew Gruel, to showcase its Fair Trade Wild Blue Mexican Shrimp at his new restaurant, Calico Fish House, slated to open this month. A seafood and chop house in Huntington Beach, CA, Calico Fish […]

Forever Oceans Completes Environmental Footprint Assessment

Cutting edge, deep-water aquaculture company Forever Oceans today announced results of an environmental assessment conducted by the global conservation organization The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Forever Oceans, which has developed its offshore operations to not only be scalable but more sustainable than other forms of marine finfish aquaculture, is currently raising Kanpachi off the West coast […]

O’Charley’s and 99 Restaurants Expand Partnership with Budderfly

Budderfly, the premier sustainability partner for businesses with repeatable footprints, today announced a significant expansion of its partnership with O’Charley’s and 99 Restaurants, both operated by Restaurant Growth Services, LLC. Budderfly’s Energy Efficiency as a Service offering will be rolled out to 175 restaurants, which comprises 70 percent of both brands’ total locations. Offering a […]

Better Earth Acquires Meristem Packaging’s Sustainable Packaging Division

Better Earth acquired Roswell-based Meristem Packaging’s Sustainable Packaging Division, effective August 1, 2022, increasing its foray into building a strong bio-focused, closed-loop production circuit, aiming to increase the 8% foothold compostable packaging has in the foodservice industry. Better Earth is an Atlanta-based Sustainable Packaging Solutions Provider with a mission to make sustainability accessible, beginning with […]

D&W Fine Pack Announces Multi-Million Investment in Sustainability Tech

D&W Fine Pack has announced the implementation of a multimillion-dollar investment in sustainability technology at its Fort Wayne, Indiana manufacturing facility. This new extrusion technology, slated to debut in January, 2023, is the largest of its kind in the US and gives the company the capability to make food packaging products from 100% post-consumer recycled […]

Budderfly Works on Energy Efficiency for IHOP and Applebees

Budderfly, a premier sustainability partner for businesses with repeatable footprints, announced a partnership with Centralized Supply Chain Services (“CSCS”), the exclusive supply chain cooperative for the IHOP and Applebee’s systems. The new master supplier agreement makes available a customized energy efficiency program for its 3,300+ Member restaurants to upgrade lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, and cooking equipment […]