Sustainability

Food loss - questions about the amount and causes still remain

10 June, 2014 by Jean C Buzby, Hodan Farah Wells and Jaspreet Aulakh

Food loss and its food waste subcomponent are increasingly in the spotlight both in the United States and around the world. This attention reflects concern about the resources wasted in the production and disposal of uneaten food, the negative side effects associated with food loss (such as pollution created during food production) and the growing pressures on the global food supply.


'Big 10' urged to act on climate change

20 May, 2014

The food and beverage industry's environmental credentials have come under fire after an Oxfam report called for Australia's top 10 food and beverage companies to up their game on reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains.


EcoSystem Plus from EcoCatalysts industrial wastewater treatment

16 May, 2014 | Supplied by: EcoCatalysts

EcoSystem Plus from EcoCatalysts is an organic solution to combat industrial wastewater and is a non-toxic alternative to harsh and caustic chemicals which are used by municipalities and industry.



Recycled content for food packaging: resource available

17 April, 2014

The APC has developed a resource on the inclusion of recycled content in food packaging items. Developed in consultation with industry, the resource details the challenges, opportunities and legislation relevant to including recycled content in food packaging.


Changing eating habits to save the planet

31 March, 2014

According to Swedish researchers, changing our eating habits is imperative if we are to meet the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2°C. In the future, being green could involve eating less red meat and dairy.


Taxpayers will pay for Container Deposit Scheme, AFGC claims

28 March, 2014 | Supplied by: Australian Food & Grocery Council

The cost of the $1.4 billion national Container Deposit Scheme will be shouldered by taxpayers, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has warned.


COHRAL produces biogas for Oakey Abattoir

18 March, 2014 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

Oakey Abattoir has launched an initiative to extract green energy biogas from its wastewater streams with the COHRAL covered high rate anaerobic lagoon. Energy generated by the anaerobic digestion plant will replace the millions of dollars worth of natural gas currently consumed by the abattoir.


Stute goes green with in-house Krones recycling system

17 February, 2014 | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

With its bottle-to-bottle recycling capability, Stute is processing its own PET waste and in future will also use non-returnable PET containers from its customers, using the decontaminated flakes as an admixture to the preform production process on injection-moulding machines.


Draft standards on energy audits open for public comment

14 February, 2014

Standards Australia has announced the release of three draft standards on energy audits for public comment. The standards are designed to assist organisations when deciding on what type of audit to implement, as well as providing an outline in best practice for energy auditors.


O-I and Carlsberg launch sustainable packaging initiative

28 January, 2014

The Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) will see Carlsberg and O-I - along with selected suppliers - collaborate to develop packaging solutions. CCC partners will use the Cradle to Cradle Design Framework to improve the quality of products.


Lightweighting plastic bottles for packaging

22 January, 2014 by Stephen Barter MAIP

Reducing the plastic component of the overall package is a great environmental initiative; however, in today’s competitive market the opportunity to save money in the actual packaging cost is very appealing.


Lightweight packaging to take off, despite challenges

12 December, 2013

Rigid plastic and flexible packs are poised to take off in the US, with demand expected to increase by 32.85 billion packs between now and 2017, according to a new report from Canadean.


Givaudan recognised for carbon emission reduction

10 December, 2013

Givaudan has been named as one of the top companies in Switzerland for its action on climate change. The company was recognised as an 'A-band' performer in the CDP's 350 Climate Change 2013 Report for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


UPM Raflatac awarded FSC and PEFC certification for Malaysian labelstock

05 December, 2013

UPM Raflatac has been awarded FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certifications for labelstock produced in its Asia-Pacific factories. This means that all UPM Raflatac factories in the Asia-Pacific region are now PEFC and FSC certified.


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