Recycling rebates available for small businesses

19 December, 2014

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is giving small businesses an early Christmas present: up to $25,000 in government rebates for recycling.

Spectacular green energy orb to deliver sustainable profits to beef processor

16 December, 2014 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

A spectacular orb-shaped green energy storage facility being installed at one of Australia's largest beef processing plants is an example of how industry can profit from environmental initiatives.

Nestlé's anaerobic digestion plant a sweet success

27 November, 2014

As part of Nestlé's efforts to develop environmentally sustainable manufacturing at its Fawdon confectionery factory, near Newcastle in northern England, the company commissioned British company Clearfleau to build an on-site anaerobic digestion plant.

Researchers develop biodegradable packaging for oily foods

10 November, 2014

The BIOMAT research group from the University of the Basque Country has responded to the demand for longer shelf life coupled with sustainability, with the development of a biodegradable/compostable container for both liquid and solid oily products.

'Bottled water with a conscience' chooses aluminium over plastic

05 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Ball Corporation

Green Sheep Water - 'the bottled water with a green conscience' - selected infinitely recyclable, 473 mL aluminium bottles made by Ball Corporation as the packaging for their water.

Super-light PET bottle wins German Design Award

05 November, 2014

A super-light PET bottle developed by Krones has been awarded the German Design Award 2015 in the packaging category.

FSC and PEFC certification for UPM Raflatac's Chinese sites

03 November, 2014 | Supplied by: UPM Raflatac Pty Ltd

UPM Raflatac's label stock slitting and distribution operations in Guangzhou and Tianjin terminals have both achieved FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications.This means that all of the company's Chinese sites are now CoC certified.

Detmold I am eco biodegradable packaging range

03 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Detmold Group

Detmold Group has expanded its environmental packaging offerings with the launch of the I am eco range. This range includes use of a bagasse sugarcane board material formed into food pails.

A new take on drink driving

31 October, 2014

Turning the dregs of whisky-making into fuel in Scotland.

Reducing water use in livestock use through food labels

21 October, 2014

Something as small as a food label could help reduce the amount of water used in livestock production, according to Washington State University researchers.

Tetra Rex carton made from plant-based, renewable materials

21 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has announced the launch of the Tetra Rex carton which, according to the company, will be the first to be made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

60% of Australians worried about climate change impacts on food

20 October, 2014

Almost 60% of Australians think climate change is affecting our ability to grow and access food in Australia, according to a new poll conducted by Oxfam Australia. In the 18-34 age bracket, this figure jumped to 68%.

Consumer perception, packaging and food waste reduction

09 October, 2014 | Supplied by: DuPont

What's holding back our efforts to reduce food waste?

Mitigating the impact of sleeve labels on PET bottle recycling

09 October, 2014

To combat the difficulties full wrap shink sleeve labels can cause when recycling PET bottles, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group, which outlines for mitigating the impact of sleeve labels.

Business value of FSC certification to be assessed

18 September, 2014

A new initiative will analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, enabling businesses to understand what value they derive from specifying FSC certified timber and paper through their procurement policies.

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