Sustainability

Using wastewater from the canning industry

14 June, 2005

Irrigation with wastewater from the canning industry is not harmful to the quality of agricultural soil and may even, in some cases, improve it. This is the conclusion of Iñigo Abdón Virto Quecedo in his PhD thesis defended at the Public University of Navarre.


Compostable packaging taped

03 January, 2005

Used plastic wrappings and containers make good fuel if incinerated but are also dumped in huge quantities on landfill sites.


A more efficient process to create polystyrene packaging

30 December, 2004

Polystyrene foam is widely used in a variety of applications, including packaging and drinking cups. These different types of foam are all commercially produced from a single starting material - high-density spherical beads of expandable polystyrene (EPS).


Generating recycled raw materials and energy from food industry wastes

02 October, 2004

Organic materials from food industry waste streams will be converted into energy and value-added products such as biodegradable plastics and hydrogen using innovative technologies being developed at the University of South Australia.


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