Sustainability

When increased hydropower means decreased irrigation

15 February, 2017 by

A groundbreaking paper has found that in many parts of the world, hydropower can be in direct competition with irrigation — potentially impacting food security.


Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30

20 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30, which has received the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.


Methane from food production might be the next wildcard in climate change

13 December, 2016 by Pep Canadell, Ben Poulter, Marielle Saunois, Paul Krummel and Philippe Bousquet

Since 2014, methane concentrations in the atmosphere have begun to track the most carbon-intensive pathways developed for the 21st century by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


Germany's success in PET bottle recycling

08 December, 2016 by

Germany is leading the way in PET bottle recycling, according to a study which has found PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5%, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached 97.9%.


Water technology: an increasingly prominent role in the food and beverage industry

06 December, 2016 by Leno Cavarra

Leno Cavarra, Client Executive Manager, Veolia Water Technologies, Australia & New Zealand, looks at how existing water and wastewater challenges may hinder future growth in the F&B industry if they are not addressed.


DuPont to supply biogas enzymes to MIAVIT

23 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: DuPont (Aust) Limited

DuPont Industrial Biosciences will supply enzymes for incorporation into biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT under a new supply agreement.


Europe wants to replace poisons with laser fences

27 October, 2016 by

The European Commission is moving towards the elimination of rodenticide use by funding a project to develop a laser fence to protect crops against unwanted animals.


Brambles partners with The Global FoodBanking Network to tackle hunger and food waste

21 October, 2016 by | Supplied by: CHEP Australia

Brambles has signed a three-year agreement with an international non-profit organisation, The Global FoodBanking Network, to assist efforts to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste globally.


UPM Raflatac directs label waste to energy, not landfill

20 October, 2016 by | Supplied by: UPM Raflatac Pty Ltd

At this year's Labelexpo Americas event in Chicago, UPM Raflatac partnered with organisers to enable exhibiting label converters to give their label, matrix and liner waste a new life in the form of energy.


Depackaging waste to recycle more

20 October, 2016 by | Supplied by: SUEZ

An innovative depackaging unit allows both food packaging and its contents to be recycled into valuable resources by separating the two components.


Global standard will facilitate management of food loss and waste

20 October, 2016 by

Every year Australians scrape $10 billion off their plates into the garbage, according to the RaboDirect Food & Farming Financial Health Barometer report. How does this compare to the rest of the world? An interesting question that would once have been impossible to answer because until recently there was no globally agreed standard on how to measure food loss and waste (FLW).


Inghams’ zero waste to landfill goal

20 October, 2016 by | Supplied by: SUEZ

A complete waste management solution at two of Inghams’ plants has led to a significant cost saving of more than 30% per annum and an increased diversion rate of 95% at both plants.


Compostable coffee pods

17 October, 2016 by

A Canadian grocery retailer will soon stock compostable single-serve coffee pods.


Free seminar on sustainable packaging at Foodtech Packtech

30 September, 2016 by | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will host a free seminar on 'Understanding Sustainable Packaging Innovations & Trends' during Foodtech Packtech.


Go nude in October

22 September, 2016 by | Supplied by: Smash Enterprises

October has been declared the month of 'nude food', with Australian schools encouraged to eliminate unnecessary packaging to better both their own health and the health of the planet.


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