Sustainability

Beverage industry’s global initiative on carbon emissions

15 April, 2008

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.


Real-time VOC analysis

12 March, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.syft.com

The Voice200 instrument from Syft Technologies is suitable to flavour and aroma perception, flavour release analysis, off-odour and taint detection, and food safety monitoring.


Carbon emissions monitoring

12 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

Ecotech provides a wide range of carbon monitoring instruments and systems that measure CO2, hydrocarbons and CO emissions for stack and ambient applications.


Higher profits when organic meets 'green'

13 February, 2008 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

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


Poultry is the green meat

17 January, 2008

Research has found poultry and eggs to be the most environmentally friendly source of energy, compared to beef, pork or lamb.


Water efficiency is the first ingredient for Coca-Cola Amatil

10 December, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

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 to measure its carbon footprint

10 December, 2007

Fonterra has commissioned the University of NSW, Scion and AgResearch to measure the dairy giant’s carbon footprint across its major products.


Is hormone-fed beef better for the environment?

27 November, 2007

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).


Trans-Tasman innovation recognised

11 October, 2007

DuPont is recognising and rewarding innovation in industry, science, the environment and agriculture with its 2007/08 Australia New Zealand Innovation Awards.


Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard graded poorly in Europe

03 October, 2007

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.


Biodegradability and the packaging industry

12 September, 2007 by Gio Braidotti

As market demand for environmentally friendly plastics grows, CSIRO is helping the packaging industry assess product biodegradability


Packaging that minimises product waste

10 September, 2007

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.


Industry urges national clean-up

21 August, 2007

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 ‘clean green’ export image.


Burra Foods saves 250,000 L of water/day

20 August, 2007

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


Call for papers on a sustainable packaging industry

16 August, 2007

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.


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