Top Sustainability News

Beyond Plastics Releases Free Guide to Help Restaurants Reduce Use of Plastics

After years of pandemic-driven take-out orders, many consumers whose drawers are overflowing with plastic straws, disposable plastic cutlery, and single-use plastic packets of ketchup, soy sauce, and mustard are clamoring for less plastic with their food. Fortunately, a new guide called “Hold The Plastic, Please – A Restaurant’s Guide To Reducing Plastic” released today from Beyond Plastics […]

US Foods Unveils Science-based Climate Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

US Foods Holding Corp. announced it has submitted formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval. The company has also completed its first comprehensive screening of its Scope 3 emissions and intends to submit a goal to engage key suppliers covering 71 percent of its emissions from […]

Georgia-Pacific’s GP PRO Launches Recycled Fiber Paper Plates and Bowls

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, foodservice owners and operators are broadening their focus beyond hygiene to include additional customer and brand priorities, such as sustainability. As the industry pivots, GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, launched Dixie ecosmart 100% Recycled Fiber Paper Plates and Bowls at the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show. Dixie […]

The Cheesecake Factory Makes Progress Toward Eliminating Gestation Crates from Pork Supply

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has announced progress toward its longstanding goal of eliminating gestation crates from its pork supply. As detailed in its recently published 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, the company is projecting that it will transition 75% of its U.S. pork supply to be fully gestation crate-free by the end of 2022, accomplished through […]

Food-Packaging Company Inno-Pak Acquires Stalk Market

Food-packaging leader Inno-Pak is proud to announce its acquisition of Stalk Market, a manufacturer of cutting-edge compostable and eco-friendly packaging. The strategic move dramatically expands Inno-Pak’s ability to offer sustainable products throughout the Americas and serve the evolving needs of industries in which green packaging is increasingly paramount. Inno-Pak is now uniquely situated to remain […]

The Cheesecake Factory to Accelerate Transition to Cage-Free Eggs

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated today announced that it is working to accelerate its bakery operations’ transition to cage-free eggs to the end of 2022, three years ahead of schedule. As part of The Cheesecake Factory’s broader commitment to sustainable sourcing, in 2020 the company achieved its stated goal of transitioning all eggs used in its U.S. […]

dLeña Introduces Bee-Centric Menus for Earth Day

dLeña by chef Richard Sandoval will launch its Viva Abejas campaign this spring. From Tuesday, March 22 through Sunday, April 24, guests are invited to indulge in the earth’s harvests at the Mount Vernon Triangle modern Mexican concept. One in every three bites of food depends on bees for pollination. Chef Richard Sandoval aims to […]

Lennox International Announces Commitment to Reducing Emissions

Lennox International Inc. (LII) today announced a formal commitment to set science-based targets on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). In joining with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) alongside a global coalition of companies leading the way toward tackling climate change, LII demonstrates the company’s dedication to environmental sustainability. The SBTi – a […]

FOH Partners with One Tree Planted to Join the Million Tree Challenge

FOH, a global award-winning hospitality and foodservice brand including Front of the House, and room360˚ by FOH, has announced their partnership with One Tree Planted and joining the Million Tree Challenge. Million Tree Challenge members contribute to the reforestation of iconic forests that have been affected by natural conditions like wind damage, tree diseases, and […]

Bartaco Reduces Carbon Footprint by 11,000 Metric Tons

Bartaco, the coastal restaurant brand currently operating 21 locations in 11 states, has partnered with Green Places to accelerate efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Green Places has conducted a comprehensive carbon assessment of bartaco’s operations, purchased 11,000 metric tons of carbon offsets to neutralize the effects, and is building a longer-term sustainability plan to […]

Liquibox, WestRock Pioneer New E-Commerce Packaging for Liquids

With the rise of e-commerce, many brands are experiencing leakages, costly returns and brand reputation damage when trying to force traditional brick-and-mortar liquid packaging formats through the rigors of the online fulfilment supply chain. Liquibox and WestRock, two leaders in sustainable packaging, present a Ships In Own Container (SIOC) bag-in-box solution for Amazon that delights […]

Pactiv Evergreen Announces Goal of 100 Percent Recycled, Recyclable or Renewable Materials

In a new sustainability report, Pactiv Evergreen has announced a new goal that by 2030, 100% of its products will be made with recycled, recyclable or renewable materials. “Consumers and brands are increasingly looking for sustainable packaging solutions. Pactiv Evergreen is committed to meeting those market demands,” adds John McGrath, the company’s CEO. “We are […]

UrthPact Helps Reduce Environmental Impact of Single-Use Plastics Industry

UrthPact, a world leader in compostable bioplastic manufacturing–is now shipping their new line of home compostable drinking straws. The straws are engineered in partnership with Danimer Scientific, another world leader and developer of compostable bioplastic materials. With capacity in the billions for their first year, UrthPact will reduce the environmental impact of the single-use plastics […]