Consumer product businesses are significant users of natural resources, as their output relies on a range of nature's goods, such as water, forestry, and agricultural products. From the high emissions levels, energy consumption, and water usage at production facilities to their packaging and solid waste materials, their environmental footprint is among the largest of any in the global economy. When viewed as a supply chain from raw materials through consumption, their direct and indirect environmental impact continues to grow significantly.

Within consumer products, the beverage industry has arguably the most recognizable brands in any industry. Through billions of dollars invested in marketing over the years, brands like Coke and Budweiser have become icons around the globe. Beverage industry revenue in the United States alone is over ...

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