Sustainability

Packaging plays vital role in reducing food waste

18 January, 2013

Following the release of a report that shows half of the world’s food is wasted, LINPAC Packaging’s Alan Davey said that retailers, food manufacturers and the packaging industry should work together to tackle the problem.


Alliance to deliver bio-based hotmelt adhesives

18 January, 2013

Henkel and DaniMer Scientific have formed an alliance to develop bio-based hotmelt adhesives for the consumer packaging market.


Plastics will pollute oceans for hundreds of years

16 January, 2013

Even if we stopped putting plastic into our oceans today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years. Recent ARC research examined how giant ocean garbage patches form as a result of ocean currents.


Plastics recycling facility to be built in Queensland

15 January, 2013

The Australian Packaging Covenant has announced joint funding of a state-of-the-art plastic recycling facility to be built this year in Queensland.


Reducing food waste key to solving sustainability challenges

14 January, 2013

Addressing the issue of food waste could help resolve many sustainability challenges faced by the food industry, according to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


Cutting CCA’s carbon footprint

08 January, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Stainless Steel Development Association

Innovation in process technology and the successful application of stainless steel has led to efficiency gains and sustainable outcomes for one of the world’s most recognised brands in the food and beverage industry.


Brewery commits to best in production and environmental protection

20 December, 2012

Founded in 1634, Paulaner has a long history of producing quality Weissbier. But the traditional brewery is also playing a leading role in environmental protection.


PAC.NZ releases progress report for Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme

20 December, 2012

PAC.NZ has released the Year Two Progress Report for its Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme, which reports a second year of success for the scheme.


NT industry needs CDS certainty, says AFGC

18 December, 2012

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has commented on the Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme, arguing that beverage companies need certainty regarding their ongoing legal obligations.


FSC label on 20bn Tetra Pak packages in 2012

26 November, 2012

Twenty billion Tetra Pak packages sold in 2012 carried the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, up from 8.5 billion in 2010, the company has announced.


Brazil world number one for recycling

15 November, 2012

Brazil has retained its number one ranking for aluminium beverage can recycling, achieving a 98.3% recycling rate. It has held the top spot globally since 2001.


APC initiative encourages away-from-home recycling

14 November, 2012

New recycling systems have been installed in 59 KFC restaurants in NSW to provide away-from-home recycling opportunities for around 30 million customer visits each year.


Water recycling in food production

05 November, 2012

Increasing the use of water recycling in food production and manufacturing is among new research being undertaken by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.


Making silk purses out of sows’ ears: first carbon farming piggery registered

26 October, 2012

Blantyre Farms is the first approved piggery project under the government’s Carbon Farming Initiative. By covering effluent ponds to capture methane, the farm converts the methane to electricity using a biogas generator.


Conscience-free Canadian coffee

26 October, 2012 | Supplied by: Innovia Films Pty Ltd

Pistol & Burnes, a Canadian coffee roasting company, has introduced a fully compostable pack for its Farmer First brand which incorporates cellulose-based NatureFlex from Innovia Films.


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