Unilever has developed a new technology called CreaSolv Process to recycle sachet waste. This technology has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Germany and is inspired by processes used to recycle television sets.
A low-cost water treatment system has been found to remove particles 1000-fold more efficiently than conventional microfiltration systems without the need for physical filters or membranes that can clog or require replacement.
Johnson Screens has developed a Pneumatic Wiper System to suit its range of Run Down Units up to 1200 mm wide. Suitable for animal hair, fat, waste and similar products, the pneumatic wiper system assists in moving solids down to the bottom of the screen and cleaning the slot.
The Sustainable Foods Summit aims to show how sustainable products have a lower impact over conventional products. A growing body of evidence presents the disparity between the price we pay for food and the costs of production and consumption. Reflecting market prices do not expose the environmental, social and health impacts of food products.
The Hydroflux grease trap dissolved air flotation (GT-DAF) system is designed to effectively manage the increase in volume of greasy wastewater being discharged into sewers.
Sesame oil aims to make a feasible and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.
Hydroflux HUBER Q-PRESS sludge dewatering units are an alternative to centrifuges and belt presses, whose drawbacks can include high wear and maintenance, large wash or flush water usage, constant overflows, odour generation and poor guarding.
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be at Interpack 2017 from 4–10 May, where it will display the Save Food Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand.
Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a patent-pending technology for incorporating food waste into rubber.
Food relief organisation Foodbank is taking a leadership role in the development of the Australian Government's first National Food Waste Strategy, which aims to halve Australia's food wastage by 2030.
A groundbreaking paper has found that in many parts of the world, hydropower can be in direct competition with irrigation — potentially impacting food security.
Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30, which has received the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.
Since 2014, methane concentrations in the atmosphere have begun to track the most carbon-intensive pathways developed for the 21st century by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Germany is leading the way in PET bottle recycling, according to a study which has found PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5%, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached 97.9%.
Leno Cavarra, Client Executive Manager, Veolia Water Technologies, Australia & New Zealand, looks at how existing water and wastewater challenges may hinder future growth in the F&B industry if they are not addressed.