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.

Flash steam recovery delivers large energy savings

23 October, 2012 | Supplied by: Spirax Sarco NZ

Spirax Sarco designed a solution that combined Affco NZ’s need for condensate return and a hot water system into a large energy-savings project. The solution paid off in just over a year.

Tetra Pak announces sustainability milestone on FSC Friday

05 October, 2012 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

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.

Seattle Mariners embrace game-changing packaging

05 September, 2012 | Supplied by: BASF Australia Ltd

The Seattle Mariners is hoping to achieve its target of 90% waste diversion from landfill by using fully compostable packaging from BASF for snack foods sold at Safeco Field.

Queensland companies receive energy-efficiency grants

24 August, 2012

Bundaberg Sugar and Proteco Gold have received grants as part of the Government’s Clean Technology Investment Programs to install energy-efficient equipment.

Sustainable production and packaging benefits both manufacturers and consumers

20 August, 2012

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.

Ultra-Serv Solid chemical delivery system for water treatment

01 August, 2012 | Supplied by: Ashland Water Technologies

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.

How ‘green’ is my bottle?

31 July, 2012 by Janette Woodhouse

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’.

NatureWorks Ingeo biopolymer from renewable plant resources

31 July, 2012

NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer is derived from an abundant 100% annually renewable plant resource.

Transfield Worley plant design, project management and maintenance services

31 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Transfield Worley Ltd

Transfield Worley - a multidisciplinary company with expertise in engineering, project delivery, maintenance and process optimisation - is exhibiting at Foodtech Packtech 2012.

Exair adds data logger to its digital flow meter

20 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Exair

Exair’s digital flow meter, for monitoring compressed air usage and identifying costly leaks, now includes a USB data logger for easy viewing and export of historical data.

British food and drink sector makes Olympic-sized water saving effort

20 July, 2012

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.

Lebensbaum selects compostable wrapping for organic tea range

05 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Innovia Films Pty Ltd

German organic tea producer Lebensbaum has selected Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose-based NatureFlex NVR to pack its range of organic teas.

Schneider Electric iEM3000, EM3500 and PM3200 DIN rail-mounted meters

14 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

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.

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