Fri. Jan 17th, 2020

Episode 184: Coca-Cola’s packaging pledge, Natural Valley will get inventive

Week in Assessment

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Cooperation was central to Natural Valley’s clear vitality milestone (23:18)

Natural Valley, the U.S. dairy collective, obtained inventive to satisfy its purpose of being powered by 100 % clear vitality due to a sequence of group photo voltaic offers it helped spearhead by means of municipal utilities. Sarah Golden, GreenBiz Senior Power Analyst and chair of VERGE Power, not too long ago spoke with two individuals concerned with Natural Valley’s distinctive association: Stanley Minnick, Natural Valley’s vitality companies and know-how supervisor, on the corporate’s priorities, and Darcy Schiber-Knowels, the senior high quality, sustainability and innovation supervisor at Dr. Bronner’s.

Carbon 180’s mission to domesticate carbon-removal tech (29:25)

Carbontech Labs is a startup accelerator initiative nurtured by Carbon 180, the nonprofit devoted to advancing the sector of carbon removing know-how. “The carbontech merchandise that we assist should be higher, quicker, stronger than their incumbents and ideally cheaper,” mentioned Dvorit Mausner, who co-created the labs however is transferring onto one other position. Tune in for extra concerning the kinds of merchandise and applied sciences it is nurturing.

Dasani goes aluminum, talks up water coolers (34:45)

Coca-Cola’s water model Dasani disclosed a number of packaging improvements this week, together with HybridBottle, which mixes plant-based renewable and recycled PET. Dasani additionally will introduce aluminum cans this fall, and it is increasing on pilots with water dispensers in locations corresponding to universities on company campuses or institutional meals service organizations. We spoke with Bruce Karas, vp of surroundings, sustainability, security and technical data, concerning the developments.

*Music on this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Understanding the Fact,” “And So Then,” “Considering It Over,” “Curiousity” and “This is the Factor”

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