Sustainability

Effluent discharge at chocolate factory

13 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

RS Hydro has been granted a contract to install MCERTS approved flow monitoring equipment at a chocolate factory


PET recycling material certified as food-grade

07 July, 2006

KRONES has been offering a compact-size PET bottle-to-bottle recycling facility for bottlers and converters, designed to produce food-grade PET from used PET material.


Separating nutrients from waste

21 February, 2006

Together the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Advanced Food Research (CAFR) and Food Science Australia (FSA) have invented a way to separate and purify the nutrients contained in manufacturing waste.


Savings through refrigeration energy management control

06 February, 2006 | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

Businesses can benefit significantly by moving towards energy management practices. Energy management can be incorporated into existing business systems to provide an integrated approach to business sustainability


Creative market for waste product

14 December, 2005

Tropical fruit wine has found international approval and is now being exported to Singapore and Taiwan by a winner of the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award. Developed out of frustration with the 'excessive' wastage of tropical fruit in traditional markets, tropical fruit wine has rapidly developed into a new regional industry.


Protein-enriched food from winery waste

19 October, 2005

The wine industry is set to benefit from a technology being developed at the University of South Australia that enables winery wastewater to be turned into a protein-rich feed source for farm animals.


Soluble labels are not for food

11 October, 2005

A UK-based electronics manufacturer is nearing the end of trials testing a soluble label that decomposes to indicate whether the product inside has been exposed to damaging conditions.


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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