A global initiative to provide the beverage industry with a quick, accurate and flexible tool for measuring carbon footprints, the Carbon Action Plan, was launched at the InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress in Moscow.
The organic foods market is the fastest growing food sector both internationally and locally with 20+% annual growth recorded in Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand
Research has found poultry and eggs to be the most environmentally friendly source of energy, compared to beef, pork or lamb.
Coca-Cola Amatil Australia is recognised as one of the most water efficient companies in the Coca-Cola system and is the first manufacturing facility to be awarded a five-star rating by Sydney Water under its Every Drop Counts business program
Fonterra has commissioned the University of NSW, Scion and AgResearch to measure the dairy giant’s carbon footprint across its major products.
Pound for pound, beef produced with grains and growth hormones produces 40% less greenhouse gas emissions and saves two-thirds more land compared to organic grass-fed beef, claims a ‘beef eco-report’ from the US Center for Global Food Issues (CGFI).
DuPont is recognising and rewarding innovation in industry, science, the environment and agriculture with its 2007/08 Australia New Zealand Innovation Awards.
The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) has urged the packaging industry to not allow the Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard to become an industry standard.
As market demand for environmentally friendly plastics grows, CSIRO is helping the packaging industry assess product biodegradability
Shaking and tapping is often the only way to get the last drop of tomato sauce out of the bottle. But soon a special coating on the packaging will make every last, precious drop of sauce ooze out of the bottle with ease.
In the lead-up to the federal election Australian industry is calling for priority action to clean up the nation's legacy of past industrial contamination, to enhance the nation's â€˜clean greenâ€™ export image.
Dairy processor Burra Foods has almost halved water use over the past three months a reduction unlikely to be matched anywhere in Australia, according to the factory boss
The food, beverage, packaging and manufacturing industries are invited to submit an abstract for the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference, to be held 12-13 June 2008 at Luna Park, Sydney.