Record amount of food donated by Australia’s food industry

08 April, 2011

Australia’s food and grocery industry donated a record 19 million kilograms of food and groceries to people in need over the past year.

PepsiCo develops new environmentally friendly plastic bottle

17 March, 2011

PepsiCo has developed a PET plastic bottle made entirely from agricultural by-products from its foods business.

Entries welcome for 2011 Environmental Packaging Awards

02 March, 2011

Entries are welcome for the 2011 Environmental Packaging Awards, which rewards efforts in sustainable packaging within New Zealand.

Saving energy during decaffeination at Kraft

03 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The food producer Kraft has converted its decaffeination pumps in Bremen, Germany, to variable-speed operation.

CAPS energy-efficiency service

07 January, 2011 | Supplied by: CAPS Australia Pty Ltd

CAPS is ramping up its specialised assistance and reporting service for companies required to meet federal government energy consumption and emissions savings targets in the food and beverages sector.

Improving the energy efficiency of industrial refrigeration plants

04 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Minus 40

Minimising the power consumption of industrial and commercial processes is gaining increased focus with rising oil and coal prices, as well as impending emission trading systems in Australia and elsewhere. The power consumed by large industrial refrigeration plant often makes up the major portion of site power used on refrigeration-intensive sites, such as food processing plants.

Food waste - a resource with value

04 November, 2010

Households throw away billions of dollars of edible food each year. To overcome this massive waste of food, energy, water and resources, Australians need to develop the proper infrastructure - waste reduction, re-use, recycling and composting services - and support those businesses which collect and process these materials and manufacture and sell zero-waste products.

A collaboration for Australia’s food bowl

03 November, 2010

A new partnership to improve the sustainability of Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery manufacturing industry in Victoria has been signed between the Victorian Government and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

Chep Australia returnable plastic crate system

02 November, 2010 | Supplied by: CHEP Australia

Chep Australia’s returnable plastic crate (RPC) system for produce has proven its sustainability credentials, delivering users good environmental performance as well as functionality and financial value in the supply chain.

Food manufacturer saves energy

07 October, 2010 | Supplied by: Sullair

Mars Petcare Australia has implemented a customised compressed air system from Champion Compressors, optimising production, reliability and energy efficiency.

Best practice in water usage at brewery

06 October, 2010

An environmentally sensitive brewery, that makes more beer out of less water while using less energy, has commenced production in the home of one of the world’s leading beer-drinking countries, Australia.

Is glass an environmentally clear solution?

24 September, 2010

A ‘cradle-to-cradle’ life cycle assessment of glass packaging has confirmed the positive environmental impact of glass packaging and recycling.

Boosting energy and resource efficiency in the manufacture of PET bottles

22 September, 2010

Experts have been investigating how the efficiency of energy and resources can be increased, in the long term, in the manufacture of PET bottles.

Frucor screens its wastewater

02 September, 2010 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

A compact vertical screen to remove the solid debris from the factory wastewater before its discharge into the sewer has been installed by energy drinks manufacturer Frucor.

Food waste powers Tesco’s new distribution centre

04 August, 2010

In the UK, Tesco's new distribution centre in Widnes will be completely powered by renewable energy generated from food waste.

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