An $11m investment in water processing technology at Fonterra's Darfield plant will reduce the amount of groundwater extracted at the manufacturing site by around 70%.
The ecolabelling standard ISO14024 has been updated to better reflect the current environmental context.
Water is absolutely crucial in the food and beverage industries on so many levels — as an ingredient; as part of the production process; and for cleaning and hygiene.
Instead of celebrating the role Australians play in maintaining the health and safety of our sea life for just one day, this will now be stretched over a week between 12 and 18 March 2018.
Milk consumption is expected to increase 60% by 2050, but a study emphasised the sustainability problems this would pose.
The relationship between the packaging industry and the environment is a challenging one, but a new report has revealed the ways in which packaging can help reduce food waste.
Two of the finalists for the Save Food Packaging Award at the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards are Australian companies Sealed Air and Woolcool Australia.
Currently, around $270 billion worth of food is wasted each year in the US. This 63 million tons of food represents a $22.5 billion opportunity for grocery retailers according to ReFED, a multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation committed to reducing food waste.
Amcor is the first global packaging company to pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025.
Turning waste products into superfoods can be very lucrative for food and beverage manufacturers and be a plus for the environment as well.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May put forward a 25-year plan which aims to tackle plastic waste, and the packaging industry is largely supporting this movement.
Coordinated by AIMPLAS and funded by the European Union, project REFUCOAT aims to develop more sustainable food packaging that also effectively preserves food.
Would you eat rescued relish or recycled brewing grains? According to a study by Drexel University, many consumers may be willing to buy foods made from discarded ingredients.