Sustainability

Packaging Forum backs NZ recycling plan

14 May, 2019 | Supplied by: The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum has welcomed Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage's plans to improve plastic recycling efforts and reduce waste in New Zealand.


Coca-Cola Amatil energy goals on target

03 May, 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil's 2018 Sustainability Report has been launched, revealing that the company is on track to hit its 60% low-carbon and renewable energy target by 2020.


Meat industry concerned over sustainable food targets

24 April, 2019

A report by the EAT-Lancet Commission has recommended limiting red meat consumption to a maximum of 28 g a day, but Meat and Livestock Australia fears the implications this may have on the Australian red meat industry.


Coca-Cola increases its recycled packaging

17 April, 2019

Coca-Cola has announced 70% of its plastic bottles manufactured in Australia will be made from recycled plastic by the end of this year.


Goulburn Valley farmer slashes energy costs with solar

05 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Verdia

The Rachele Family has reduced its onsite electricity use by about 30% and saved more than $62,000 a year in electricity after installing a solar PV system across its two cold storage sheds.


Recycling tops packaging trends in 2019

27 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Innova Market Insights

Concerns about the environmental impact of plastic packaging are set to continue with Innova Market Insights identifying 'Recyclable by Design' as its top packaging trend for 2019.


Mount Franklin uses 100% recycled plastic bottles

07 March, 2019

Mount Franklin has announced its single-serve bottles of still Australian spring water are now made from 100% recycled plastic.


Grounded compostable flexible packaging

04 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Grounded

Grounded offers a range of compostable flexible packaging options made from bio-based materials.


Quality in the box

27 February, 2019 by Catherine Norwood

A sustainable packaging alternative to polystyrene for transporting seafood is re-usable, customisable and has a better thermal performance than polystyrene.


Bags to break down with food waste

25 February, 2019 | Supplied by: BioBag Australasia Pty Ltd

South Australian plastics manufacturer BioBag World Australia will start producing compostable bags for food waste as the state moves to eliminate single-use plastics.


Aerofloat custom-designed wastewater treatment systems

18 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Aerofloat (Australia) Pty Ltd

Aerofloat has extensive experience treating wastewater for a range of food and beverage manufacturers.


Jet fuel and beer bottles from sugarcane waste

15 February, 2019

A pilot plant in Queensland is set to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into jet fuel and beer bottles.


SMC Energy Saving Customer Journey

12 February, 2019 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

SMC can guide users through the various points on their machines which could benefit from energy-saving components.


SA Government seeks feedback on single-use plastics

01 February, 2019

The South Australian Government is cracking down on single-use plastic products, which could result in a ban on items such as straws, coffee cups and plastic bags.


Optimising anaerobic digestion in waste food treatment

29 January, 2019 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

Removal of water from biogas increases an anaerobic digestor plant's overall energy efficiency in waste food treatment facilities.


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