Sustainability

ACCC grants interim authorisation for soft plastics recycling solution

03 April, 2023 | Supplied by: Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

The ACCC has proposed a conditional 12-month period to allow major supermarkets to continue collaborating on a short-term solution to manage soft plastics.


South Australian food and beverage industry to lead net zero trial

31 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens is seeking a South Australian company to trial its SiGreen innovation, which enables emission tracking and managment of a product's carbon footprint.


Food & beverage sector falling behind in sustainability

17 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Greenpeace Australia Pacific

In the 2023 Electrify Fleets Rankings, the food and beverage sector fell behind various companies in electrifying its fleets with a 3/10 average ranking.


AFGC welcomes future of soft plastics recycling

14 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Australian Food & Grocery Council

The AFGC has welcomed the Soft Plastics Taskforce's recognition of the National Plastics Recycling Scheme as the model for the future of soft plastics recycling.


Refillable Milo vending machines being trialled

14 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

As part of its sustainability efforts, Nestlé is piloting refillable vending machines for Milo and Koko Krunch in a four-to-six-month trial in Indonesia.


A wrap about confectionery

24 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Messe Dusseldorf GmbH

Some of the latest processing and packaging developments for the confectionery industry are discussed as the interpack event draws near.


Caspak launches lidding film for mono layer semirigid trays

21 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Caspak Products Pty Ltd

The packaging manufacturer has developed a PVDC-free, eco-friendly PET Top Web that seals to thermoformable PET films or pre-formed mono layer semirigid trays.


Beverage carton recycling facility opens in Sydney

21 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak

The $5.5m facility has been set up by saveBOARD, with help from Tetra Pak and others, to recycle used beverage cartons into sustainable construction material.


Beer set to be brewed with Queensland sunshine

14 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Lion

XXXX brewery is set to be powered by 100% renewable electricity following an agreement to use electricity from the Woolooga Solar Farm.


Shellac-based coating for sustainable packaging

08 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Mae Fah Luang University

Researchers have developed a shellac-based coating that may improve the gas barrier properties of a sustainably sourced packaging material.


Edible packaging: alternative film for frozen fish

03 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Polytechnic University of Leiria

The SeaFilm food packaging project in the EU is developing an edible substitute for single-use plastic film for frozen fish.


Getting value out of industrial food waste

27 January, 2023

There's money to be made from industrial food-processing waste products, according to new US research. So, what are the best large-scale opportunities?


Inside Nestlé's $2.5m investment into a sustainable future

20 January, 2023 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

With the aim of bolstering local manufacturing and supporting collaborative developments, Nestlé has revealed a $2.5m investment in its Smithtown factory.


The future of emissions in the beef industry

20 January, 2023 | Supplied by: University of Queensland

A research team led by the University of Queensland has developed a tool to help the global beef industry reduce costs and emissions while meeting demand for meat.


Passionfruit packed to extend shelf life using recycled plastic

20 December, 2022 | Supplied by: BASF Australia Ltd

BASF SE and StePac have partnered to create sustainable packaging for shelf life extension of fresh produce using chemically recycled plastic.


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