Waste Free Future
In The World Of Plastics
Folks ask me about the state of packaging all the time because I’m a foodie that cares about the planet! Nestle is coming to the table with exciting news as they continue their quest to make 100% of packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Nestle plans to invest $2 billion to shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable solutions. Although Nestle has an in-house group called the Nestle Institute of Packaging Sciences, they’re also launching a sustainable venture fund to invest in start-ups that focus on packaging innovation. What’s the goal? A waste-free future for us and our planet.
20% Less Calories
Well Isn’t That KIND
Nutty news! Recent research by the USDA found that whole nuts, like almonds and cashews, contribute 16-19% less calories than previously thought. Scientists are discovering that the standard way of measuring calories is inaccurate when it comes to certain foods like nuts. Why? It’s all because of how our bodies digest the fat found in nuts. This study is important since tree and nut consumption increased 88% between 2000-2017. KIND is the first national snack brand to announce a change to their labels based on this research. According to the NPD Group, calories are the second most checked item on a nutrition fact label (after sugar), so consumers will definitely appreciate these new stats. How nuts is that?