Gen Y and Victorians are the biggest contributors to Australia's $9.6 billion of waste food each year06 November, 2017 by
The average Australian household wastes 14% of the food it procures every year. Reducing this wastage by half would result in $525 in savings, according to the RaboDirect 2017 Food & Farming Report.
CSIRO's Food Loss Bank is a networked supply chain that collects information on food losses on the farm, at the packing house and during distribution and processing, and attempts to develop food loss reduction strategies.
The more than 30 billion litres of wastewater generated by olive oil processors each year represents a huge challenge for the conventional wastewater treatment techniques.
New Zealand's commitment towards a global sustainable dairy development has been confirmed, with DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) endorsing the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.
Hosted on 23 August in Melbourne, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's (APCO) annual awards named The Smith's Snackfood Company & Sakata Rice Snacks Australia, Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Rawbone Pet Foods as winners.
As a New Zealand first, Ingham's Te Aroha primary processing plant has achieved certification from the international Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). The plant is the seventh site in the world to be certified.
Soft drink bottles and beer cans that simply disappear when they are no longer needed mayn't be as pie in the sky as we all imagine.
In a win-win for a cleaner planet, scientists have devised a way to use waste cooking oil and sulfur to extract mercury, a neurotoxin, from the environment.
An NZ salt manufacturer is adding battery energy storage to its wind turbine so it will only need to get around 25% of its power from the grid.
Ooh-la-la tea biscuits are being packed in a sustainable and fully compostable share bag manufactured with a substrate that includes Brazilian eucalyptus trees.
In what is claimed to be a world first, SIG has developed an aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials.
What can you do with the more than 7-plus million tonnes of mollusc shells discarded by the seafood industry each year?
There's a plethora of certification schemes that provide insurance for product claims, such as for: palm oil, sustainable fisheries, fair trade coffee and sustainable forestry — but packaging hasn't had standardised evidence-based schemes.