Sustainability

Industry collaboration key to sustainability

28 June, 2013

The food industry needs to collaborate more to address sustainability challenges. This was one of the key messages of the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit.


Tetra Pak goes green in Brazil

28 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak says it plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, for the supply of LDPE made from sugar cane to its packaging material factories in Brazil.


Do GM crops equal better yields? UC researchers say no

27 June, 2013

North American crop production has fallen behind that of Western Europe, despite US farmers using genetically modified seed and more pesticide, University of Canterbury researchers have found.


Swedish retailer keeps cool in the sun

26 June, 2013

Dagab’s cold storage warehouse is powered by 407 solar cells, which generate 87,000 kWh electricity per year - roughly the amount of energy required to heat five average-sized homes.


How packaging can reduce food waste

26 June, 2013

Packaging plays a vital role in the food industry and now new Australian research has established how this role can be extended to assist in minimising food waste.


Oiling the wheels of sustainable change

18 June, 2013 | Supplied by: AusIndustry

Alba Edible Oils received a grant of nearly $500,000 as part of the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program. The company has reduced energy wastage by more than 80%, saving $190,000 per year in energy costs.


Turning soft plastics into furniture

11 June, 2013

The AFGC, Coles and the RED Group have launched the REDcycle Program in Canberra, which recycles soft plastic packaging into furniture. Consumers can drop off plastics at eight Coles stores in Canberra.


Bottled water: the environmentally friendly option?

07 June, 2013

Don’t compared bottled water with tap water, the Australasian Bottled Water Institute has urged consumers. The institute has rejected recent media reports that bottled water is expensive and environmentally questionable.


Mackay Sugar powers on - efficiently

05 June, 2013 | Supplied by: AusIndustry

A $9.1 million government grant is helping Mackay Sugar eliminate its annual carbon liability and produce enough renewable energy to meet one-third of Mackay City’s power needs.


Life-cycle analysis reduces emissions in liquid milk production

04 June, 2013

To help the US dairy industry achieve its goal of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, University of Arkansas researchers have developed a ‘cradle-to-grave’ life-cycle analysis of milk.


Pressure on Newman govt to reduce plastics

03 June, 2013

Queensland Conservation has called on the Newman government to urgently act to reduce plastics entering the environment following the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a plastic bag ban.


Sirane increases mushroom shelf life

03 June, 2013

Mushrooms packed with Sira-Flex Resolve film reportedly showed no browning and no condensation after seven days.


Tetra Pak caps off its renewable packaging solutions

03 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

TINE, a Norwegian dairy producer, distributor and exporter, is the first brand in Europe to use Tetra Pak’s LightCap 30 product, an HDPE cap made from sugar cane.


$43K grant saves $87K annually

28 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Industry Group

A $43,758 Clean Technology Investment Program grant is helping Amcor reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 5% and decrease its annual energy bill by $87,000.


Plantic eco Plastic R recyclable ultrahigh barrier packaging

16 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Plantic Technologies Ltd

The material format combines PET and Plantic biodegradable film to provide a packaging material which has ultrahigh gas barrier properties and is made from up to 60% renewable materials.


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