Sustainability

Frucor screens its wastewater

02 September, 2010 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

A compact vertical screen to remove the solid debris from the factory wastewater before its discharge into the sewer has been installed by energy drinks manufacturer Frucor.


Food waste powers Tesco’s new distribution centre

04 August, 2010

In the UK, Tesco's new distribution centre in Widnes will be completely powered by renewable energy generated from food waste.


BASF Ecovio plastic

26 July, 2010 | Supplied by: BASF Australia Ltd

The latest release of the Ecovio range from BASF can be used to make 100% compostable and biodegradable plastic bags which meet European standard EN 13432 and Australian standard AS 4736.


Eaton power management and protection software

26 July, 2010 | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

The Eaton power management and protection software range, including Intelligent Power Manager, NetWatch, Network Shutdown Module (NSM), Personal Solution-Pac and LanSafe, allows Windows 7 enterprise servers and small business PCs to be monitored and safely shut down during a power failure, protecting and saving valuable data.


Be cool for less - cheaper refrigeration technology

21 July, 2010

A new ‘smart’ metal could reduce refrigeration costs by reducing energy usage by up to 175% compared to current technology.


Shellfish may give us ‘vanishing plastic’

20 July, 2010

Researchers at Swinburne University have been investigating the use of bioplastics - ingredients from renewable sources - and the properties of biopolymers that determine their ‘compostability’.


Cut up to 60% off food processing energy use

14 July, 2010

CSIRO, in collaboration with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and the Australian Prune Industry Association, has used a combination of alternative energy and computational modelling to cut energy requirements by 60%.


Lightweight boards, quality and carbon footprints

21 June, 2010

Companies can reduce their carbon footprint without affecting quality by using lighter weight cartonboard.


Bioplastic for deep-freeze packaging

24 May, 2010

A sustainable deep-freeze packaging made from renewable resources has been developed by FKuR.


Marks & Spencer packs its wine in PET

10 May, 2010

Marks & Spencer will convert its range of mini still wine bottles to PET, saving 525 tonnes of packaging a year. The range includes 19 bottles of red, white and rose wine.


Corn for food and fuel

10 May, 2010

Meeting our demand for food and fuel with corn may not be as difficult as previously suspected. Researchers at the University of Minnesota conducted genetic studies of corn varieties and found that corn can be bred to optimise properties for cellulosic ethanol without adversely affecting the grain yield.


Kraft Foods saves kilometres and CO2 emissions

07 May, 2010

Kraft Foods is addressing the problem of increased traffic by finding alternatives to trucking and making its distribution network more efficient. Since 2005, innovative sustainability projects have saved the company more than 80 million km in its global transportation and distribution network.


Packaging is leading the ‘green’ agenda for consumers

05 May, 2010

Getting packaging right can help convince a cynical consumer that a product’s ethical claims are real, according to new research from Datamonitor.


Sweet ending for compostable plastics

07 April, 2010

Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home, along with organic waste, thanks to a new sugar-based polymer.


Sustainability in cocoa cultivation is increasing

04 April, 2010

Socio-ethically responsible behaviour in relation to the procurement of raw ingredients is playing an increasingly decisive role in the cocoa and chocolate industry.


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