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Episode 182: California’s auto emissions end run, circular economy unicorns

Week in Review

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Newly combined Keurig Dr. Pepper brews up new goals (20:45)

Merging two multibillion-dollar organizations is never an easy feat, but Keurig and Dr. Pepper pulled off the process in under a year. Five notable commitments being trumpeted by the $11 billion coffee and beverage company, all of which are pegged to a 2025 timeframe:

  • A pledge to convert to 100 percent recyclable or compostable packaging;
  • A promise to send zero waste to landfill;
  • A commitment to using 100 percent renewable energy;
  • An operational goal to improve water use efficiency by 20 percent; and
  • An aspiration to replenish 100 percent of the water used for its beverages in the “highest water-risk communities” in which Keurig Dr. Pepper does business.

We spoke with Keurig Dr. Pepper Chief Sustainability Officer Monique Oxender about the goal-setting process, why they’re both incremental and aspirational. Tune in for interview highlights.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Fourth Ave Walkup,” “I’m Going for Coffee” and “Arcade Montage.”

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