Sustainability

The true role of packaging in minimising food waste

06 June, 2018 by Prof Pierre Pienaar*

The commodities that one would expect go to waste most easily — meat and dairy — have the lowest percentage waste. Why is this?


Coles cracks down on plastic packaging and waste

05 June, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Coles has announced 10 commitments regarding food waste, packaging and recycling, including reducing plastic wrapping on fruit and vegetables.


Going plastic-free

16 May, 2018 by Robert Glass, Global Food and Beverage Communications Manager, ABB

A Dutch supermarket has opened the world’s first plastic-free food aisle and it is likely that more supermarkets will follow this trend; so what are the alternatives to plastic food packaging?


AIP's food waste training course offered in Thailand

14 May, 2018

The AIP's half-day training course entitled 'The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste' is being run in Thailand on 14 June.


Importing food has hidden environmental costs

09 May, 2018

A study found that importing food can be equally as damaging to the domestic environment as exporting food.


Fonterra reduces Brightwater emissions by 25%

09 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Fonterra

The coal boiler at Fonterra's Brightwater dairy factory is about to get an upgrade, adding capacity to burn wood biomass to generate steam.


Student's shrimp bioplastic internationally recognised

08 May, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Angelina Arora will represent Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pennsylvania.


$133 million to fight food waste

01 May, 2018

The Fight Food Waste CRC will tackle the growing international problem of food waste, which is at the heart of future industry sustainability.


Edible packaging addresses plastic problem

24 April, 2018

Edible, transparent packaging made out of corn and seafood by-products and water-soluble polymer PVA may have the potential to replace plastic in the food industry.


Link between food waste and diet quality

18 April, 2018

The better the diet, the higher the waste generated.


Unilever enters partnership to develop pioneering food packaging technology

13 April, 2018

A new technology developed by Unilever, start-up company Ioniqa and Indorama Ventures may be able to create a circular economy.


Nestlé aims to make all its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025

12 April, 2018

The strategy will focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encouraging the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and changing complex combinations of packaging materials.


NatureWorks Ingeo bioplastic for FFS

09 April, 2018 | Supplied by: NatureWorks

The Ingeo-based transparent packaging is for form, fill and seal (FFS) dairy and dessert packaging.


How to reduce sugar plant carbon emissions

04 April, 2018 by Robert Glass, Global Food and Beverage Communications Manager, ABB | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

In order to improve efficiency in sugar plants, managers must first understand what is causing their plant to consume so much power.


A vegan America could feed an additional 350 million people

03 April, 2018

Plant-based replacements for five categories of animal-based food produced up to 20 times more protein per acre.


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