Researchers state that life cycle assessment of agriculture is too simplistic, and ignores important positive aspects of organic farming.
An Australian supplier for the food packaging and industrial manufacturing industries, Jet Technologies, has switched to solar at its Sydney headquarters.
Environmental groups are calling for policymakers to phase out toxic chemicals from food packaging and provide safe, re-usable alternatives.
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.
Announced at the National Plastics Summit in Canberra, Nestlé and iQ Renew are planning to implement a soft plastics kerbside recycling trial.
The Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in March 2020 and will cover a range of topics, including ethical sourcing and sustainable ingredients.
Nestlé plans to invest $3 billion to encourage the plastics industry to make more food-grade recyclable plastic.
Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Energy bar in recyclable paper packaging, as part of a trial in New Zealand.
Coca-Cola Amatil is continuing its switch to solar, by installing 5200 more panels at its distribution centre in Eastern Creek, Sydney.
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.
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.
Mondelēz, Nestlé and Unilever are among a number of food companies collaborating on a new scheme to improve deforestation transparency.
Food producers are relying on food packaging suppliers for sustainable packaging materials, to meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.