As part of FSC Friday celebrations, Tetra Pak announced it is on track to achieve its aim of purchasing 50% of its paperboard from FSC-certified forests in 2012.
Bundaberg Sugar and Proteco Gold have received grants as part of the Government’s Clean Technology Investment Programs to install energy-efficient equipment.
Along with minimal packaging, consumers like recyclable packaging, environmentally friendly packaging materials and to support consumer packaged goods companies that bring sustainability to the production floor with improvements to reduce energy usage or air and water waste. Following, some of the food packaging industry’s major players reveal some of their environmentally friendly materials and innovations which can improve productivity while reducing carbon footprints.
The Ultra-Serv Solid uses an easy-to-install solid chemical delivery system that replaces liquid water treatment chemistries with a 100% active solid product.
The big players in the beverage industry are all seeking the ‘Green Grail’ - packaging for soft drinks that they can present to the marketplace as ‘green’.
Transfield Worley - a multidisciplinary company with expertise in engineering, project delivery, maintenance and process optimisation - is exhibiting at Foodtech Packtech 2012.
NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer is derived from an abundant 100% annually renewable plant resource.
British food and drink manufacturers signed up to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) have achieved a 14.4% reduction in water use between 2007 and 2011.
German organic tea producer Lebensbaum has selected Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose-based NatureFlex NVR to pack its range of organic teas.
The iEM3000, EM3500 and PM3200 series three-phase DIN rail-mounted energy and power meters are designed for energy reporting, bill validation and cost allocation applications.
Tetra Pak has teamed up with recycling advocate LoveNZ to help New Zealanders recycle coffee cups and cartons, as well as cans and plastic bottles, outside the home.
NatureWorks’ biopolymer product Ingeo has recently received Silver Cradle to Cradle certification from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Made from plants, rather than oil, the product is reportedly the first of its kind to receive the certification.
A group of industry and union representatives has rejected the proposed national container deposit scheme (CDS), claiming it would effectively impose a tax on beverages that would cost jobs in the manufacturing sector and increase the pressure on struggling Australian families.