Sustainability

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.


Dairy launches fully recyclable milk cartons

16 October, 2019

Brownes Dairy will replace its existing milk cartons with a plant-based, fully recyclable alternative, with a protective layer made from sugar cane.


AIP hosts 'Save Food Packaging' session at AWRE

16 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging will address the role of food packaging in minimising food waste at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo. 


Nestlé to reduce greenhouse gases across supply chain

17 September, 2019

Nestlé intends to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C.


Packaging trends: paper, aluminium and even banana leaves

17 September, 2019

Analysis by Frost & Sullivan reveals that reductions in material usage and more sustainable, durable and lighter-weight packaging solutions are key drivers to support market development.


Solar-powered beer for craft breweries

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Choice Energy

Independent brewers in Australia are turning to solar energy to reduce their carbon footprint and save costs.


Aussie shoppers don't like wasting ugly fruit

10 September, 2019 | Supplied by: SAI Global

SAI Global revealed that 50% of Australian consumers want the overuse of plastic packaging and the discarding of imperfect produce in supermarkets to stop.


Beer process powered by Wellington's wind

04 September, 2019

To celebrate its partnership with NZ-based energy company Meridian, Garage Project has released a pale ale made using 100% renewable energy.


Tetra Pak distributes 500 billion FSC labelled packages

03 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has now delivered over 500 billion packages bearing the FSC logo, contributing to their target to deliver all future packages with the FSC logo.


Achieving sustainable dairy wastewater management

02 September, 2019

IDF has published guidelines to help professionals achieve sustainable dairy wastewater management through the treatment and valorisation of wastewater.


Consumers prefer no plastic packaging over recycled plastic

29 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Global Data

Research from GlobalData indicates that consumers are opting to buy products with no plastic packaging over products with recycled or biodegradable plastic.


Bag it, pack it, wrap it: does packaging reduce food waste?

27 August, 2019

New research from RMIT and Empauer reveals that packaging can reduce food waste, mitigating the $20 billion of fresh produce wasted in Australia every year.


Solar installation allows more fruit to be processed

26 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Verdia

The Nine Mile Fresh apple processing and packing facility in South East Gippsland has installed industrial solar power stations to minimise energy bills.


Food manufacturing by‑products in demand for livestock feed

20 August, 2019

Castlegate James Australasia is seeking greater volumes of by-products from food manufacturers for its livestock feed processes.


Australia calls international expert to help fight food waste

07 August, 2019

Three food industry businesses have called on sustainable food systems expert Mark Barthel to help tackle food waste.


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