Food waste: a $22.5 bn opportunity for US retailers

31 January, 2018

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.

All its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025: Amcor pledge

30 January, 2018

Amcor is the first global packaging company to pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025.

Upcycling: how to transform waste products into valuable commodities

19 January, 2018

Turning waste products into superfoods can be very lucrative for food and beverage manufacturers and be a plus for the environment as well.

Will PM's plastic waste plan impact the packaging industry?

16 January, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

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.

Project to preserve food with sustainable packaging

15 January, 2018

Coordinated by AIMPLAS and funded by the European Union, project REFUCOAT aims to develop more sustainable food packaging that also effectively preserves food.

Food made from waste ingredients may be popular

20 December, 2017

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.

How to drought-proof infant formula plants

18 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

The infant formula industry offers Australian manufacturers significant opportunities for water re-use.

Odour management in the food industry

07 December, 2017 | Supplied by: OdourPro

When it comes to processing raw food and materials, noxious odours are one of the biggest challenges in the food and dairy processing industry.

AusJ 10L Aqueous MK2 hot water system

23 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Aus J Imports

AusJ's 10 L Aqueous MK2 hot water system is designed for domestic, commercial and industrial users with near-instant hot water while saving time, energy and water.

Solar-powered brewery delivers sustainability

13 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Clipsal - by Schneider Electric

An integrated solution unlocks real-time visibility into utility usage across brewing, packaging and distribution for improved decision support.

Gen Y and Victorians are the biggest contributors to Australia's $9.6 billion of waste food each year

06 November, 2017

The average Australian household wastes 14% of the food it procures every year. Reducing this wastage by half would result in $525 in savings, according to the RaboDirect 2017 Food & Farming Report.

CSIRO survey to develop sustainable food strategies

23 October, 2017

CSIRO's Food Loss Bank is a networked supply chain that collects information on food losses on the farm, at the packing house and during distribution and processing, and attempts to develop food loss reduction strategies.

From pollutant to sustainable product — transforming olive mill wastewater

03 October, 2017

The more than 30 billion litres of wastewater generated by olive oil processors each year represents a huge challenge for the conventional wastewater treatment techniques.

New Zealand endorses the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

20 September, 2017

New Zealand's commitment towards a global sustainable dairy development has been confirmed, with DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) endorsing the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.

Food and beverage companies awarded for sustainability

04 September, 2017

Hosted on 23 August in Melbourne, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's (APCO) annual awards named The Smith's Snackfood Company & Sakata Rice Snacks Australia, Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Rawbone Pet Foods as winners.

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