Sustainability

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.


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.


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.


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.


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