A new ‘smart’ metal could reduce refrigeration costs by reducing energy usage by up to 175% compared to current technology.
Researchers at Swinburne University have been investigating the use of bioplastics - ingredients from renewable sources - and the properties of biopolymers that determine their ‘compostability’.
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%.
Companies can reduce their carbon footprint without affecting quality by using lighter weight cartonboard.
A sustainable deep-freeze packaging made from renewable resources has been developed by FKuR.
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.
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 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.
Getting packaging right can help convince a cynical consumer that a product’s ethical claims are real, according to new research from Datamonitor.
Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home, along with organic waste, thanks to a new sugar-based polymer.
Socio-ethically responsible behaviour in relation to the procurement of raw ingredients is playing an increasingly decisive role in the cocoa and chocolate industry.
To feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
Boge has introduced AIReport, a compressed air auditing system which can simultaneously analyse up to 12 compressors. Logged data will then identify where compressed air savings can be made, leading to an optimised compressed air system and reduced energy costs.
In a world where navigating the carbon jungle is often considered as ‘just too hard’, a century-old family firm has been rewarded for getting excited about sustainability.