Sustainability

Which is better, conventional or organic agriculture?

20 March, 2020

Researchers state that life cycle assessment of agriculture is too simplistic, and ignores important positive aspects of organic farming.


Supplier cuts energy consumption by switching to solar

18 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Jet Technologies

An Australian supplier for the food packaging and industrial manufacturing industries, Jet Technologies, has switched to solar at its Sydney headquarters.


Call to phase out chemicals in food packaging

16 March, 2020

Environmental groups are calling for policymakers to phase out toxic chemicals from food packaging and provide safe, re-usable alternatives.


Finding a replacement for palm oil

12 March, 2020

The process to develop a synthetic replacement for palm oil could take years; in the meantime, engineers are calling for more sustainable palm oil practices.


Nestlé announces soft plastics recycling trial

02 March, 2020

Announced at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra, Nestlé and iQ Renew are planning to implement a soft plastics kerbside recycling trial.


Key topics revealed for Sustainable Foods Summit 2020

20 February, 2020

The Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in March 2020 and will cover a range of topics, including ethical sourcing and sustainable ingredients.


Nestlé invests $3 billion in sustainable packaging

21 January, 2020

Nestlé plans to invest $3 billion to encourage the plastics industry to make more food-grade recyclable plastic.


Cadbury chocolate bar trials paper packaging in New Zealand

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Mondelez International

Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Energy bar in recyclable paper packaging, as part of a trial in New Zealand.


Coca-Cola Amatil quenching thirst for solar in 2020

20 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Coca-Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd

Coca-Cola Amatil is continuing its switch to solar, by installing 5200 more panels at its distribution centre in Eastern Creek, Sydney.


Tetra Pak launches fully traceable sugarcane packaging

26 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has introduced packaging made from plant-based polymers that are fully traceable to their sugarcane origin using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane.


Solar success at Foodmach

25 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Foodmach Pty Ltd

A 100 kW solar system installed by Foodmach at its Echuca facility back in 2013 has now clocked 1 GW of energy.


Veolia and Coca-Cola Amatil potential plant for plastics recycling

20 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Coca-Cola Amatil has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Veolia Australia and New Zealand, to explore opportunities for a recycled plastic processing plant in Australia.


Food giants collaborate to develop forest monitoring system

07 November, 2019

Mondelēz, Nestlé and Unilever are among a number of food companies collaborating on a new scheme to improve deforestation transparency. 


Is this the future of consumption?

29 October, 2019 | Supplied by: TerraCycle

Woolworths has launched a zero-waste platform that allows shoppers to receive common products, including juice and ice-cream, in branded re-usable containers.


Navigating the paperboard jungle of sustainable packaging

22 October, 2019 by Neil Goldman, Managing Director of Colpac

Food producers are relying on food packaging suppliers for sustainable packaging materials, to meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.


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