Plastic Packaging in Body & Home Care Products Must Be Reduced. But Is It Possible?

For decades, plastics have provided us with cheap, durable, and lightweight solutions in just about every industry. This is especially true when it comes to the packaging of personal care products. However, this convenience comes at a cost. Plastic packaging waste has numerous detrimental impacts on the environment, from sitting permanently in landfills and seeping into the soil,

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Global Deforestation: How Do We Contribute? How Can We Push Back? A Call to Action for Earth Day

Continued rapid deforestation is one of our planet’s most concerning environmental and social problems. It is closely related to all other such challenges: global climate change, loss of habitat and species, destruction of soil, and economic and social uprooting of human communities. Table of Contents What Is Deforestation? What’s Driving It? What Attempts Have Been Made to Stop Global Deforestation?

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Defining “Regenerative Agriculture” in California

At the start of this year, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) established a Regenerative Agriculture Work Group to assist the State Board of Food and Agriculture in defining “Regenerative Agriculture.” We submitted the letter below as our public comment on the matter to represent how we believe the term should be defined. Dear CDFA: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed definition of regenerative agriculture in California.

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How to Use Dr. Bronner’s Soap to Clean Your Kitchen Food Scraps Caddy

By Robin Fator, Marketing & Development Manager for Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. Solana Center – Pioneering Solutions to Climate Change Across the globe, communities are grappling with the need to prepare for and respond to climate change. With the support of the community and local partners such as Dr. Bronner’s, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation offers tools and programs addressing natural resource protection,

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Regenerative Agriculture: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Author’s Note: This article builds on Regenetarians Unite, my call-to-action for our industry that was published March 7, 2018 and helped lay out the vision and path to the formation of the Regenerative Organic Certified® standard that brings together the best of soil health, animal welfare, and fair labor & fair trade practices, into a single consumer facing standard.

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Our Journey to Zero Waste: Building a Circular Economy at Dr. Bronner’s

A circular economy is a setup where we share, lease, reuse, fix, spruce up, and recycle materials and products to keep them going for as long as we can instead of just throwing them away. We’re committed to a zero waste-to-landfill philosophy, meaning that more than 90% of waste is diverted from landfills by recycling, composting,

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A Call to Action: Protect the Orcas and Save Ourselves!

Dr. Bronner’s is honored to be a key partner of Coextinction, the emotional and action-packed film that co-directors Gloria Pancrazi and Elena Jean created to inspire action and create change in the race to stop the extinction crisis in its tracks. With the story of the Southern Resident orcas and the threats to their survival at the film’s core,

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In Ivory Coast, Women Do 70% of Cocoa Work but Earn Just 20%. KANY Women’s Co-op Is Bridging This Income Gap.

In Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), women provide almost 70% of the labor on cocoa farms yet receive only 20% of the income [1]. KANY Scoops, Dr. Bronner’s primary cocoa supplier, is committed to addressing this disparity (KANY means “light” in Akan). This cooperative stands out for its focus on empowering women in cocoa farming, ensuring the crucial contributions of women are acknowledged and valued.

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Lisa Bronner Finds Her Voice

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody.” – Lily Tomlin  Though Lisa Bronner nowadays makes regular appearances on panels and podcasts to discuss issues ranging from ingredient disclosure to deforestation, she didn’t start out being so outspoken. Her grandfather, Dr. Emanuel Bronner, is well-known for standing on his soapbox and telling anyone who would listen about his plan to “Unite Spaceship Earth!” Her oldest brother David has been a long-time activist too—on issues from criminal justice reform to animal advocacy.

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10 Years of Fighting for Animals!

Since it began ten years ago, Dr. Bronner’s animal advocacy funding program has helped to fuel policy change, establish many new organizations and initiatives working for change, while sustaining many other efforts with critical resources. During this time, our company has sought to help shift the cultural discourse around ethics, food systems, agriculture, and how humans relate to other animals,

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