Sustainability

What gets measured, gets managed

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

SMC uses a four-step plan to easily and quickly help customers in the food and beverage industry realise energy-saving opportunities.


It's time to be truthful about on-pack environmental claims

23 September, 2020 by Nerida Kelton* | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Gone are the days when businesses could get away with simply writing 'recyclable', 'biodegradable' or 'compostable' on their packaging.


Woolworths launches recyclable meat trays

22 September, 2020

Woolworths has launched recyclable paper meat trays across a selection of its own-brand beef nationally as it looks to introduce more sustainable packaging.


Fonterra goes full steam ahead on pellet fuel

21 September, 2020

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is set to go full steam ahead on wood pellets at its Te Awamutu site, with commissioning underway.


Nestlé invests $30m to fund recycling plastics

17 September, 2020

Nestlé is set to invest US$30 million in a PE fund to help upgrade US recycling infrastructure and secure access to food-grade recycled plastics.


A sea change – from biowaste to dietary protein

14 September, 2020

As the demand for dietary proteins grows, Flinders University researchers are looking at sustainable new ways to cash in on biowaste, algal biomass and even beached seaweed.


Nestlé's soft plastic recycling trial to begin on NSW Central Coast

08 September, 2020

Nestlé and iQ Renew's soft plastic recycling trial is set to commence with 2000 households on the NSW Central Coast.


Victorian meat processor installs cogen to cut emissions

07 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Simons Green Energy

Meat processor Greenham has installed a cogeneration system at its Tongala plant with an aim to reduce operating carbon emissions.


17 sustainability intiative stories with new wine range

02 September, 2020

Australian winemaker De Bortoli Wines has launched a range of three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 TREES.


Seafood supplier achieves oceans of savings with freezer tech

14 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

A Brisbane-based fish importer and retailer has reduced its energy consumption and bills with a smart solution for its freezer room.


KHS Group returnable PET bottle

07 August, 2020 | Supplied by: KHS Pacific Pty Ltd

The KHS Group has developed a lightweight, returnable PET container with a 35% recyclate content.


$45 million plant to close the loop on PET packaging recycling

05 August, 2020

Pact Group Holdings, Cleanaway Waste Management and Asahi Beverages have entered into a joint venture, to construct a PET recycling site in Albury/Wodonga.


Bio-Gone biodegradable rubbish bags

01 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Biogone

Bio-Gone Plastics have developed landfill-biodegradable and home-compostable rubbish bags that come in a range of sizes and are AS5810 certified.


Could seaweed reduce methane emissions from cows?

21 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd

Fonterra has partnered with Sea Forest to see if using seaweed in cows' feed can reduce emissions from commercial dairy herds.


Paper bottles: the future of beverage packaging?

17 July, 2020

Diageo will debut a plastic-free, paper-based bottle for Johnnie Walker in early 2021, with PepsiCo to follow suit with a recyclable paper bottle.


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