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.
A new research project is helping agro-food sector small and medium-size enterprises, such as bakeries and breweries, improve their environmental sustainability.
A new report that assesses the facts, myths, issues and challenges around palm oil has been launched by WWF-Australia and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
The London, UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently estimated that anywhere between 35 and 50% - or 1.2 to 2 billion tons - of all food produced is wasted worldwide; a fraction of which is due to by-products in food processing.
Energy Action offers a unique energy efficiency and sustainability partnership program, Activ8+.
The AFGC and APC are launching a new toolkit that will assist marketing professionals’ awareness of sustainable packaging design and end-of-life.
A web-based software application that is an integral part of the Carbon FOODprint toolkit has been launched by FirstCarbon and Compass Group.
Plantic Technologies has announced a new commercial supply agreement with Profish Food, a sourcing agent, processor and distributor of fresh fish.
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has announced that the overall recycling rate for post-consumer packaging in Australia is 63.8% for 2012.
New data released by the AFGC shows that Australia’s drink container recycling rates are continuing to rise, with an extra 42,284 tonnes recycled in 2011-12 compared with the previous year.
In order to increase the amount of bio-based food packaging materials, the European ADCELLPACK consortium is developing a thermoplastic wood-fibre-based packaging material for trays used primarily in packages of sliced cheese.
RMIT University and the Sustainable Packaging Alliance will host a one-day round table to explore the marketing advantages of packaging for sustainability.
UK plastic milk bottle producer Nampak claims to have created the world’s lightest four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle, weighing just 32 grams.
Nestlé Australia has announced that every chocolate it sells is now independently certified to ensure the cocoa is sourced and produced sustainably on farms with safe working conditions.