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John West and WWF partner on sustainable seafood projects

01 November, 2013

As part of its commitment to responsible seafood products, John West has launched two conservation projects with partner WWF in the Pacific Islands and the Maldives.

More bagged salad wasted than eaten

22 October, 2013

Tesco, the first major UK retailer to publish its own total food waste figures, claims that 68% of bagged salad is wasted and 35% of this waste occurs in the home.

Ball Corp listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

16 September, 2013

Ball Corporation has been listed on the 2013/2014 DJSI as the most sustainable company in the containers and packaging industry. Ball is the only packaging company listed in both the DJSI World and DJSI North America.

Pacific could face food shortage by 2030

16 September, 2013

Researchers from the University of Wollongong say that Pacific Island communities could face food shortages due to dwindling fish stocks by as early as 2030 - a problem that could be exacerbated by climate change.

RSPO palm oil linked to deforestation, Greenpeace claims

05 September, 2013

A new Greenpeace analysis shows that significant deforestation in Indonesia took place in concessions owned by members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the industry's largest sustainability organisation.

Bindaree Beef beats the carbon tax

05 July, 2013

A more energy-efficient rendering plant and directing all of its organic waste through a digester to generate clean energy from biogas will reduce Bindaree Beef’s carbon emissions by 95% and deliver annual operating cost savings of $2.44 million.

Industry collaboration key to sustainability

28 June, 2013

The food industry needs to collaborate more to address sustainability challenges. This was one of the key messages of the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit.

Do GM crops equal better yields? UC researchers say no

27 June, 2013

North American crop production has fallen behind that of Western Europe, despite US farmers using genetically modified seed and more pesticide, University of Canterbury researchers have found.

Bottled water: the environmentally friendly option?

07 June, 2013

Don’t compared bottled water with tap water, the Australasian Bottled Water Institute has urged consumers. The institute has rejected recent media reports that bottled water is expensive and environmentally questionable.

Mackay Sugar powers on - efficiently

05 June, 2013

A $9.1 million government grant is helping Mackay Sugar eliminate its annual carbon liability and produce enough renewable energy to meet one-third of Mackay City’s power needs.

Sustainability in the brewery and bakery

13 May, 2013

A new research project is helping agro-food sector small and medium-size enterprises, such as bakeries and breweries, improve their environmental sustainability.

Collaboration key to sustainable palm oil

13 May, 2013

A new report that assesses the facts, myths, issues and challenges around palm oil has been launched by WWF-Australia and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Funky food from fruit by-products

07 May, 2013

The London, UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently estimated that anywhere between 35 and 50% - or 1.2 to 2 billion tons - of all food produced is wasted worldwide; a fraction of which is due to by-products in food processing.

Carbon FOODprint web-based software application

27 March, 2013

A web-based software application that is an integral part of the Carbon FOODprint toolkit has been launched by FirstCarbon and Compass Group.

Drink container recycling rates on the increase

11 March, 2013

New data released by the AFGC shows that Australia’s drink container recycling rates are continuing to rise, with an extra 42,284 tonnes recycled in 2011-12 compared with the previous year.

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