Top Sustainability News

Wendy’s Releases 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report

The Wendy’s Company released its 2023 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting continued progress against Good Done Right, the Company’s corporate responsibility strategy. In the report, Wendy’s details progress the Company has made across initiatives focused on responsible sourcing, fostering equitable workplaces and communities, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from restaurant operations and the supply chain. In 2023, […]

Wendy’s Promises to Increase Access to Solar Energy for Franchisees

Wendy’s on Tuesday shared progress in sourcing renewable energy through its participation in community solar programs. Emissions reductions from these programs will advance progress against Wendy’s science-based targets to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 47 percent, and Scope 3 emissions from franchisees by 47 percent per restaurant by 2030, both from a […]

Taco Bell Expands Recycling Program with TerraCycle

On Monday, Taco Bell is announcing the expansion of their popular recycling program with TerraCycle to also collect and recycle any brand of sauce dipping cups, souffle cups/lids & coffee creamer pods. To make it official, the program has been renamed the Taco Bell Sauce Container US Recycling Program. “Taco Bell’s category-wide recycling program, along […]

The Human Bean to Host Earth Day Giveback with Planting Partner Trees of the Future

The Human Bean is hosting its annual Earth Day Giveback at all locations across the U.S. next Monday, April 22nd. On this special day, every drink sold will result in one tree planted through Trees for the Future, an international nonprofit with 30+ years of history planting trees and teaching sustainable farming practices in impoverished communities. […]

Craveworthy Brands Forges Sustainability Partnership with Budderfly

Budderfly, the premier sustainability partner for businesses with repeatable footprints, announced a corporate partnership with restaurant platform company Craveworthy Brands to drive down energy consumption at Cravewothy’s corporate and franchise-owned restaurants. Craveworthy Brands owns, operates, and franchises multiple restaurant brands across the country, including Genghis Grill: where Budderfly’s Energy as a Service (EaaS) offering will first be […]

Restaurant Technologies Breaks its Own Sustainability Record

Restaurant Technologies broke its own sustainability record by recycling and converting more than 314 million pounds of used cooking oil (UCO) into renewable diesel or biodiesel in 2023, breaking the record set in 2022 by 25 million pounds. The company continues to help its 40,000 customers nationwide be more sustainable and reach their Environmental, Social, […]

Sabert Corporation Leans Into Sustainable Food Packaging

Sabert Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of innovative and sustainable food packaging solutions, announced the launch of its new Earthtel r-PRO line of round bowls and containers. Made with Sabert’s proprietary polypropylene blend containing 25% post-consumer recycled content (PCR), the new collection is 100% recyclable and meets APR guidelines for recyclability. Designed with sustainability in […]

Panda Express Expands Partnership with Cleantech Company GridPoint

GridPoint, a leading cleantech company that decarbonizes commercial buildings and accelerates the transition to a sustainable energy future, announced an expanded partnership with Panda Express, the largest Asian dining concept in the United States. With nearly 2,500 locations and 50,000 associates, Panda Express will deploy GridPoint Intelligence to all U.S. locations during the next 18 […]

Inline Plastics Receives Key Certification from SCS Global Services

In 2020, Inline Plastics launched their reborn PET material which utilizes post-consumer content made from the latest recycling technology, Advanced Recycling. Currently, all their PET products contain 10% reborn post-consumer material. With sustainability awareness on the rise and a whirlwind of unsubstantiated claims in the industry, Inline believes it is important to have this claim […]

Hopdoddy Shifts Toward Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Tuesday, on National Cheeseburger Day, Hopdoddy, an Austin based national brand who pioneered the better burger space, is making a large and public shift toward utilizing meats that are raised via regenerative agriculture practices, which is a way of farming that is immensely better for the consumer, the planet and the animal itself. “Enough with […]

Eco-Products Unveils Latest Impact Report

Eco-Products released its 10th annual report on its social and environmental responsibility efforts — now known as its Impact Report — detailing the company’s progress to date and highlighting its ambitions moving forward.  The new report outlined a variety of successes for Eco-Products in 2022, including helping more foodservice operators divert waste from landfills, advocating […]

Starbucks Expands Test of 100 Percent Reusable Cups

Starting August 14, Starbucks is expanding its 100 percent reusable format to 12 stores in Napa and Petaluma, California. That means every beverage made at these stores will be prepared in either a personal cup or in a Starbucks reusable Borrow A Cup that customers can take with them and return in smart return bins. […]

Yum! Brands Makes Progress on Cage-Free Eggs Commitment

The Open Wing Alliance (OWA), a global coalition working to end the abuse of chickens worldwide, announces that Yum! Brands—the world’s largest service restaurant company with almost 50,000 locations in 150+ countries—has started reporting on its commitment to source 100% cage-free eggs (shell, liquid, ingredients) globally by 2030. The majority of YUM! Brand and sub-brand locations, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and […]