Sustainability

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.


Sustainability in the brewery and bakery

13 May, 2013

A new research project is helping agro-food sector small and medium-size enterprises, such as bakeries and breweries, improve their environmental sustainability.


Collaboration key to sustainable palm oil

13 May, 2013

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.


Funky food from fruit by-products

07 May, 2013

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.


Activ8+ energy efficiency and sustainability program

01 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Energy Action

Energy Action offers a unique energy efficiency and sustainability partnership program, Activ8+.


New sustainable packaging toolkit for marketers

04 April, 2013

The AFGC and APC are launching a new toolkit that will assist marketing professionals’ awareness of sustainable packaging design and end-of-life.


Carbon FOODprint web-based software application

27 March, 2013

A web-based software application that is an integral part of the Carbon FOODprint toolkit has been launched by FirstCarbon and Compass Group.


Plantic and Profish commit to sustainable fish packaging

15 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Plantic Technologies Ltd

Plantic Technologies has announced a new commercial supply agreement with Profish Food, a sourcing agent, processor and distributor of fresh fish.


Recycling rate continues to rise

12 March, 2013

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has announced that the overall recycling rate for post-consumer packaging in Australia is 63.8% for 2012.


Drink container recycling rates on the increase

11 March, 2013

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.


Say cheese: ADCELLPACK develops cellulose-based MAP

11 March, 2013

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.


Marketing and sustainable packaging round table

26 February, 2013

RMIT University and the Sustainable Packaging Alliance will host a one-day round table to explore the marketing advantages of packaging for sustainability.


Milk just got lighter: world’s lightest HDPE milk bottle created

25 February, 2013

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.


Save energy through lighting management

25 February, 2013 | Supplied by: Energy Action

Energy is a significant controllable cost for every manufacturing business and the more energy you save in your business, the more profitable you can be.


Nestlé announces sustainable Smarties

21 February, 2013

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.


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