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California restaurants may have to pitch in on packaging cleanup costs

Landmark legislation enacted last week puts a tax on manufacturers, with an expectation that they will pass along the charge.

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Regulators eye requirement that companies disclose their greenhouse-gas emissions

Working Lunch: In some instances, public companies would also have to specify the contributions of suppliers and customers.

More jurisdictions are prohibiting restaurants from using non-compostable or reusable packaging and utensils.

Reality Check: New environmental rules are coming in a flurry. Is the industry ready?

The nation's largest private-equity firm has alerted restaurant operators and the other companies in its portfolio that it will heavily weigh social commitment in allocating capital.

The distributor says 35% of its U.S. big-rig fleet will be powered by electricity by 2030 as part of a new initiative to reduce emissions.

New government figures show eating, drinking and lodging places added 164,000 employees.

The fast casual set the goal of becoming “climate positive”—removing more carbon from the environment than it emits—by 2050.

The law takes effect in 2022, but restaurants have a grace period in which to use up their inventories.

Yum Brands, which also owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Habit, plans to reduce emissions by 46% by 2030.

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