Sustainability

And you thought your electricity bill was out of control?

02 November, 2015 by Mathew Pugh, Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

How closely are you monitoring your wastewater discharge costs?


Pasteurisation system helps food waste AD facility achieve PAS 110 certification

02 November, 2015 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

Pasteurisation technology supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has helped international waste-to-product business Shanks Group gain PAS 110 certification for its Westcott Park AD facility in Buckinghamshire, UK.


What a waste of potatoes

28 October, 2015

Food waste is a hot topic, and the humble potato is a disproportionate victim of our wasteful ways.


Container deposit scheme: the state of play

22 October, 2015 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting Group | Supplied by: MRA Consulting Group

The NSW Government announced in February 2015 that it had a preference to introduce a container deposit scheme. That announcement was endorsed by the Opposition. So what is the state of play beyond NSW?


Healthier, more sustainable olive oil

21 October, 2015

A team of researchers has discovered that the use of a sustainable irrigation strategy in olive oil production has both health and environmental benefits.


Technology creates cattle feed from food waste

08 October, 2015

A Mexican company has patented technology to extract nutrients from the organic waste generated by hotels and restaurants and transform them into a main ingredient for cattle food.


Potato-powered food factory

08 October, 2015

A four-storey-high biorefinery will be powered using potato waste arising from the plant's mashed potato and pie manufacturing lines.


Initiative diverts food waste to nourish depleted soils

07 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Eco Guardians Pty Ltd

Yarra Valley Farms, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, and Eco Guardians, which markets a food waste dehydration system, have launched an initiative to transform food waste into nutrient-rich, concentrated organic fertiliser.


Recycling program for yoghurt pouches

07 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Milk processor Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ) has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a recycling program for yoghurt pouches — a packaging product that would previously have gone to landfill.


Eco-friendly beer?

25 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

An Australian consulting firm has launched a lighthearted video about the environmental impacts of beer to encourage manufacturers to spread the word about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into achieving sustainable production.


F&B sector can't afford to ignore agricultural emissions

09 September, 2015

The biggest source of food-related greenhouse gas emissions occurs before produce leaves the farm gate, yet some of the world's leading household brands are ignoring the opportunity to work collaboratively with suppliers to reduce agricultural emissions.


Biofuel from wine waste

25 August, 2015

Australian researchers have created a competitive biofuel from the waste left over from wine processing.


How Burra Foods halved its wastewater treatment costs

12 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods recently installed a Hydroflux HyDAF Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit for primary wastewater treatment and successfully halved its energy costs.


Creating fashion from slaughterhouse waste

03 August, 2015

A student in Switzerland has developed a method for obtaining high-quality fibres from a by-product of slaughterhouse waste.


Beercycling: Danes take recycling, urine and beer to a new level

09 July, 2015

Danish music festival goers' urine was collected to make beer for the next concert.


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