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Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

Albertsons Companies

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As the result of a multi-year BPA initiative, more than 300 OWN Brands canned goods are now packaged in non-BPA lined cans. This represents more than 80% of our OWN Brands canned offerings. The process of transitioning to non-BPA lined cans will continue until the conversion reaches 100%. In a move toward greater transparency, by the end of 2018, converted cans will be identifiable by “BPA Free” and “Non-BPA Lining” disclosure logos.

Decrease plastic usage, with an emphasis on single-use plastics


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Our goal is to design, manufacture, and sell products that are safe, efficient, and sustainable. One of the ways we do this is by eliminating hazardous substances and work toward creating and integrating safer substitutes. The Google Restricted Substances Specification describes our commitment to the elimination of hazardous chemicals in all Google branded consumer products, accessories, manufacturing processes, and retail packaging.

Campbell Soup Company

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Campbell is committed to removing Bisphenol A (BPA) from our metal packaging material.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

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Ensure all non-pharma product packaging is free from PVC, including timely elimination from newly acquired products. Removing, reducing and restricting the use of materials that may present human health or environmental toxicity risks

Cisco Systems Inc.

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Cisco has committed to decrease our use of virgin plastic by 20% by FY25, using FY18 as our base year.

Clorox Company, The

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By 2020, we seek to eliminate PVC in all packaging.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

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Costco Wholesale

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We also pursue opportunities to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and replace it with recycled or recyclable materials. We also have taken steps to eliminate the use of polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) from our inner packing materials, requesting this material be replaced with recyclable or compostable options.

Danone North America

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For polystyrene (PS) packaging, we will follow a dual strategy: significantly reduce our dependency on this material while collaborating to develop the first recycling streams.

We will phase out all PVC packaging by 2021, since it interferes with the recycling process for PET.

We will take action towards eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging of our products. We are assessing alternatives to plastic straws, which we will pilot with our Indonesian brand AQUA in 2019.

Disney Consumer Products

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Disney seeks to maximize the use of recycled content, FSC content and paper products processed without chlorine or chlorine compounds.

Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

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As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin’ Donuts, a leading retailer of hot, brewed coffee, today announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020.

Removing all single-use plastic products from the IKEA range globally and from customer and co-worker restaurants in stores* by 2020.

We have taken steps to begin to phase out virgin fossil plastic from the IKEA product range.


Johnson & Johnson

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We have been actively removing PVC from our packaging since 2005 and will continue to do so where technically feasible, excluding pharmaceutical blisters.


Kellogg Company, The

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Kellogg has already made steps toward “greening” its own facilities. In April 2018, the company announced the transition to compostable and paper food service products in all of its plants and offices globally by the end of 2018, fully eliminating all remaining single-use foam and plastic serviceware, plastic straws and plastic water bottles.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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Since the safety and wellbeing of those families that use our products is most important, we’ve set a goal of reducing or eliminating ingredients of concern, and finding alternatives through our research and development efforts.

Kroger Co., The

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Kroger is steadfast in its efforts to remove BPA from the linings of Our Brands packages.

As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025.


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We will eliminate foam from our global system by the end of 2018.


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2020 plan to minimize environmental impact of product packaging:

Eliminate elemental chlorine in paper bleaching process

Nike Inc.

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100% compliance with NIKE Restricted Substance List (RSL) [by FY20]

We set an ambitious goal: double our business while halving our environmental impact – an environmental moonshot…. We charted an actionable roadmap to cut unneeded uses of carbon, water and controversial chemistry. We set milestones for ourselves, agreeing to check our progress in 2025.

Panera Bread

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All of Panera’s packaging is in compliance with FDA regulations. We maintain a restricted substances list as well as track emerging issues. We also actively engage experts including our suppliers and non-governmental organizations. Most recently, we were made aware of concerns regarding short-chain perfluorinated chemicals in packaging and are working with external stakeholders like the Environmental Working Group to understand their impact and to identify potential alternatives for the future.

Starbucks Coffee Company

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Eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

We prefer to receive packaging made from materials that are easily accepted into the general recycling stream instead of bubble wrap or polystyrene (Styrofoam). If bubble wrap is used, we prefer to receive bio-degradable bubble wrap.

Work to eliminate expanded polystyrene from our owned-brand packaging by 2022.

Trader Joe's

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This sustainability framework is based on the following principles:

1. Reducing and removing packaging

2. Sourcing renewable and recycled packaging materials

3. Choosing packaging that can be realistically recycled

4. Avoiding the use of harmful substances in packaging

5. Providing information to customers that increases understanding of how best to recycle or dispose of packaging

Verizon Wireless

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Ensure that finishes on packaging elements for prepaid mobile devices contain less than 10 percent volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Work with suppliers to eliminate the non-recyclable packaging material PVC in general merchandise packaging by 2020.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

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Wegmans is also committed to avoiding excess packaging, and removing Bisphenol A (BPA) and other potentially harmful materials, such as Polystyrene and PVC where possible and where alternatives exist.

In New York State only, Wegmans plans to eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags in advance of the state ban that takes effect on March 1, 2020.

Reduce in-store plastic packaging made from fossil fuels, along with other single-use plastics, like straws, by 2 million pounds in 2019, with a goal of a 10-million-pound reduction by 2024

Whole Foods

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would like to eliminate all use of Styrofoam packaging in the near future

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