Sustainability

New Zealand endorses the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

20 September, 2017 by

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.


Food and beverage companies awarded for sustainability

04 September, 2017 by

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.


NZ poultry plant recognised for outstanding water management

31 August, 2017 by

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.


Munters receives 2017 Energy Innovation Award

28 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy | Supplied by: Munters Pty Ltd

The 2017 Europe Datacloud Awards announced Munters as the winner of the 'Industry Energy Innovation' award.


Self-disposing — got to be simpler than recycling

11 August, 2017 by

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.


Salt plant makes 75% of the power it needs

10 August, 2017 by

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.


New use for waste cooking oil

10 August, 2017 by

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.


Sustainable biscuit pack from Brazilian eucalyptus trees

07 August, 2017 by

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.


Aseptic pack from 100% plant-based renewables

14 July, 2017 by

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.


Mollusc shells: nuisance waste or a sustainable biomaterial source?

07 July, 2017 by

What can you do with the more than 7-plus million tonnes of mollusc shells discarded by the seafood industry each year?


Making green claims with confidence

29 June, 2017 by Anthony Peyton*

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.


Off-grid winery goes green

22 June, 2017 by

Installing solar panels with battery backup has meant Cape Jaffa Wines is carbon neutral for at least nine months each year.


Corn: biofuel or food?

21 June, 2017 by

Renewable biofuels are so environmentally warm and fuzzy. Plant the corn, grow it in the sunshine and fresh air, harvest it and then turn it into ethanol for use as fuel. Really, you can just about hear the birds singing. But is this the most economically and environmentally advantageous way to use corn? How about using corn as a food?


How the food industry can contribute to greenhouse gas reductions

16 June, 2017 by

In the scope of the Paris climate protection agreement, Germany has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 55% compared to the level of 1990. Only two things can help here: designing the processes as energy-saving and efficiently as possible and relying on renewable energy. Which technologies do the food and beverage manufacturers need to reduce the consumption of energy in the production processes?


Unilever tackles plastic sachet waste

22 May, 2017 by

Unilever has developed a new technology called CreaSolv Process to recycle sachet waste. This technology has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Germany and is inspired by processes used to recycle television sets.


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