Old Bay display

Back in March, I bad-mouthed McCormick & Co. Inc.’s limited-edition Old Bay canisters and T-shirts that commemorated the Ravens’ Super Bowl win. I called them “awful” and “ugly.” But McCormick’s energy-conserving plans make we want to make amends.

By 2018, the Sparks-based spice company plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent (from 2009 levels), water usage by 20 percent, electricity usage by 20 percent, and solid waste by 50 percent. The company also plans to make plastic bottles that are 25 percent lighter.

What’s heartening about these goals is that steps have already been taken toward achieving them. McCormick has already dipped below 2009 levels in each of these categories. Baylieve!