One Cool Thing: A Big Week for Corporate Sustainability as Starbucks, Taco Bell Step Up

After the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock announced that climate change and sustainability are now its core principles, one more corporate giant is stepping up its climate commitments. Starbucks announced today that it wants to become “resource-positive”: Storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste, and providing more clean freshwater than it uses in coffee-growing regions or in its direct operations. As CNBC explained

  • The coffee chain set preliminary goals for 2030 that include cutting carbon emissions in half, conserving or replenishing half of the water taken for coffee production or operations and reducing half of its waste.
  • The company plans to formalize those goals by March 2021.

But that’s not all, Taco Bell says it will make all its packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025.

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