Sustainability

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.


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.


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.


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.


Egypt promotes farmed fish as food security measure

12 September, 2016 by

Some of Egypt's top chefs have come together to taste test new preparation methods and recipes for farmed Nile tilapia, as part of a project aimed at increasing the use of farmed fish to improve food and nutrition security in the region.


Powering homes with ice-cream waste

02 August, 2016 by | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

The sugary sludge consisting of sugar, fat and protein that is left behind after production line cleansing at a UK ice-cream manufacturing plant is to be transformed into bio-methane. This will then go to the National Grid to heat UK homes, thanks to the nearby Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility.


How MEG is increasing its regranulate quotas

29 July, 2016 by | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

Grinding PET into flakes is part of a German soft drink company's recycling agenda.


Uses for olive oil waste

18 July, 2016 by

Olive industry waste products have been converted into biosurfactants and monoglycerides that have uses in the food, medicine, cosmetics and detergent industries.


Reduce food waste with a fridge selfie

09 June, 2016 by

Bosch has launched a smart fridge that uses cameras to snap the contents of shelves and the door and uploads a photo to the consumer's smartphone.


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