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.

Trouble ahead for glass packaging industries

30 July, 2007

The glass packaging industry is cracking under the pressure of the burgeoning plastics industry, according to a new report published by Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

Saving water

16 July, 2007 | Supplied by: iBulk Solutions Pty Ltd

iBulk has developed water-saving solutions for a broad cross-section of industry segments including agriculture, minerals and pharmaceutical to name a few, but the most impressive results have been achieved in both laundry and food preparation areas

Design for recycling

06 July, 2007

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance’s (SPA) 13th Round Table ‘Design for Recycling’ will be held in Melbourne on Friday 13 July.

Australian wine industry asked to clean up their trade

27 May, 2007

A report recently published in the UK has found that the Australian wine industry could significantly reduce their CO2 emissions by bulk exporting of wine, instead of shipping it in bottles.

Developing natural plastics in Australian sugarcane

11 May, 2007

American company Metabolix has signed a collaborative agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB) to research and develop natural plastics directly in sugarcane.

Most Americans don’t know plastic is made from oil

26 April, 2007

A nationwide survey in the US in April found that 72% of the American public does not know that conventional plastic is made from petroleum products and 40% believes it will biodegrade.

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