Sustainability

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.


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.


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%.


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.


Consumer perception, packaging and food waste reduction

09 October, 2014 | Supplied by: DuPont

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


Coca-Cola bottler reduces blowing pressure by over 50%

18 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Sidel Oceania Pty Ltd

The Midwest Coca-Cola Bottling Company called in Sidel, a provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, in the hope of achieving tangible cost and energy savings through a detailed overview of existing line conditions during full production.


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.


Dietary recommendations linked to higher greenhouse gas emissions

12 September, 2014

Here's a reason not to feel bad if you don't get your two and five a day: a new study from the University of Michigan shows that diets that conform to federal dietary recommendations could have higher carbon footprints than non-conforming diets.


Compostable packaging reflects brand ethos of organic energy foods manufacturer

09 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Innovia Films Pty Ltd

When choosing packaging for their organic energy bars, German manufacturer Die Kraft des Urstromtals selected compostable wrapping which supported the ethos of their brand.


Coffee farmers generate energy from wastewater

09 September, 2014

Results from a four-year project on coffee wastewater treatment have shown that it is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills.


Bidvest installs WA's largest rooftop solar project

12 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Energy Matters/SunEdison

Bidvest Foodservice has launched its most significant green initiative, with the installation of Western Australia's largest privately owned rooftop solar power array.


Sustainability win for de-packaging unit

30 July, 2014

SITA Australia has won a 2014 Australian Business Award for Sustainability for its de-packaging unit that recycles both food packaging and its contents into valuable resources.


Biogas sparks a sustainable revolution for meat processing facility

23 July, 2014 | Supplied by: Wiley & Co Pty Ltd

An innovative biogas and water treatment plant has revolutionised JBS Australia's Dinmore meat processing facility, reducing emissions and cutting operational costs by more than $1 million a year.


The true cost of cattle is much, much higher than you imagine

22 July, 2014 by Gidon Eshel, Bard College

That eating beef is environmentally costly is by now widely appreciated. My colleagues and I decided to calculate just how costly beef production is for the environment, and how it stacks up against pork, poultry, dairy and eggs.


Beverage can sales exceed 2 billion due to World Cup

18 July, 2014

Watching football is thirsty work. It's estimated that sales of aluminium beverage cans exceeded the 2 billion mark over the four weeks of the 2014 FIFA World Cup - a 35% increase over the same period last year.


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