Sustainability

A sea change – from biowaste to dietary protein

14 September, 2020

As the demand for dietary proteins grows, Flinders University researchers are looking at sustainable new ways to cash in on biowaste, algal biomass and even beached seaweed.


Nestlé's soft plastic recycling trial to begin on NSW Central Coast

08 September, 2020

Nestlé and iQ Renew's soft plastic recycling trial is set to commence with 2000 households on the NSW Central Coast.


Victorian meat processor installs cogen to cut emissions

07 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Simons Green Energy

Meat processor Greenham has installed a cogeneration system at its Tongala plant with an aim to reduce operating carbon emissions.


17 sustainability intiative stories with new wine range

02 September, 2020

Australian winemaker De Bortoli Wines has launched a range of three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 TREES.


Seafood supplier achieves oceans of savings with freezer tech

14 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

A Brisbane-based fish importer and retailer has reduced its energy consumption and bills with a smart solution for its freezer room.


KHS Group returnable PET bottle

07 August, 2020 | Supplied by: KHS Pacific Pty Ltd

The KHS Group has developed a lightweight, returnable PET container with a 35% recyclate content.


$45 million plant to close the loop on PET packaging recycling

05 August, 2020

Pact Group Holdings, Cleanaway Waste Management and Asahi Beverages have entered into a joint venture, to construct a PET recycling site in Albury/Wodonga.


Bio-Gone biodegradable rubbish bags

01 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Biogone

Bio-Gone Plastics have developed landfill-biodegradable and home-compostable rubbish bags that come in a range of sizes and are AS5810 certified.


Could seaweed reduce methane emissions from cows?

21 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd

Fonterra has partnered with Sea Forest to see if using seaweed in cows' feed can reduce emissions from commercial dairy herds.


Paper bottles: the future of beverage packaging?

17 July, 2020

Diageo will debut a plastic-free, paper-based bottle for Johnnie Walker in early 2021, with PepsiCo to follow suit with a recyclable paper bottle.


McCain constructs renewable energy system in Ballarat facility

15 July, 2020 | Supplied by: McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd

McCain Foods has commenced construction on a behind-the-meter renewable energy system in Ballarat, forecast to reduce CO2 emissions by 27,000 tonnes per year.


Lund University, Tetra Pak sign 5-year partnership agreement

08 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Lund University and Tetra Pak will collaborate to create new industry–academia development opportunities, addressing areas like circular and bio-based economies.


Sweet treats to be made using 100% renewable energy

30 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Mondelez International

Mondelēz plans to switch to using 100% renewable energy at two of its Melbourne factories that make Cadbury, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascall treats.


Tetra Pak commits to net zero GHG emissions by 2050

17 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has pledged to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2050 and net zero GHG emissions across its own operations by 2030.


Unilever targets net zero emissions from its products by 2039

17 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Unilever Australia

Unilever has pledged to reach net-zero emissions for products by 2039, supported by a new Climate & Nature Fund, as part of its sustainability commitments.


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