Sustainability

Self-disposing — got to be simpler than recycling

11 August, 2017 by

Soft drink bottles and beer cans that simply disappear when they are no longer needed mayn't be as pie in the sky as we all imagine.


New use for waste cooking oil

10 August, 2017 by

In a win-win for a cleaner planet, scientists have devised a way to use waste cooking oil and sulfur to extract mercury, a neurotoxin, from the environment.


Salt plant makes 75% of the power it needs

10 August, 2017 by

An NZ salt manufacturer is adding battery energy storage to its wind turbine so it will only need to get around 25% of its power from the grid.


Sustainable biscuit pack from Brazilian eucalyptus trees

07 August, 2017 by

Ooh-la-la tea biscuits are being packed in a sustainable and fully compostable share bag manufactured with a substrate that includes Brazilian eucalyptus trees.


Aseptic pack from 100% plant-based renewables

14 July, 2017 by

In what is claimed to be a world first, SIG has developed an aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials.


Mollusc shells: nuisance waste or a sustainable biomaterial source?

07 July, 2017 by

What can you do with the more than 7-plus million tonnes of mollusc shells discarded by the seafood industry each year?


Making green claims with confidence

29 June, 2017 by Anthony Peyton*

There's a plethora of certification schemes that provide insurance for product claims, such as for: palm oil, sustainable fisheries, fair trade coffee and sustainable forestry — but packaging hasn't had standardised evidence-based schemes.


Off-grid winery goes green

22 June, 2017 by

Installing solar panels with battery backup has meant Cape Jaffa Wines is carbon neutral for at least nine months each year.


Corn: biofuel or food?

21 June, 2017 by

Renewable biofuels are so environmentally warm and fuzzy. Plant the corn, grow it in the sunshine and fresh air, harvest it and then turn it into ethanol for use as fuel. Really, you can just about hear the birds singing. But is this the most economically and environmentally advantageous way to use corn? How about using corn as a food?


How the food industry can contribute to greenhouse gas reductions

16 June, 2017 by

In the scope of the Paris climate protection agreement, Germany has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 55% compared to the level of 1990. Only two things can help here: designing the processes as energy-saving and efficiently as possible and relying on renewable energy. Which technologies do the food and beverage manufacturers need to reduce the consumption of energy in the production processes?


Unilever tackles plastic sachet waste

22 May, 2017 by

Unilever has developed a new technology called CreaSolv Process to recycle sachet waste. This technology has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Germany and is inspired by processes used to recycle television sets.


Cleaner water without filtration

18 May, 2017 by

A low-cost water treatment system has been found to remove particles 1000-fold more efficiently than conventional microfiltration systems without the need for physical filters or membranes that can clog or require replacement.


Johnson Screens Pneumatic Wiper System

18 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Aqseptence Group

Johnson Screens has developed a Pneumatic Wiper System to suit its range of Run Down Units up to 1200 mm wide. Suitable for animal hair, fat, waste and similar products, the pneumatic wiper system assists in moving solids down to the bottom of the screen and cleaning the slot.


Sustainable foods and their true value

17 May, 2017 by

The Sustainable Foods Summit aims to show how sustainable products have a lower impact over conventional products. A growing body of evidence presents the disparity between the price we pay for food and the costs of production and consumption. Reflecting market prices do not expose the environmental, social and health impacts of food products.


Hydroflux grease trap dissolved air flotation system

17 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

The Hydroflux grease trap dissolved air flotation (GT-DAF) system is designed to effectively manage the increase in volume of greasy wastewater being discharged into sewers.


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