Gen Y and Victorians are the biggest contributors to Australia's $9.6 billion of waste food each year

06 November, 2017

The average Australian household wastes 14% of the food it procures every year. Reducing this wastage by half would result in $525 in savings, according to the RaboDirect 2017 Food & Farming Report.

CSIRO survey to develop sustainable food strategies

23 October, 2017

CSIRO's Food Loss Bank is a networked supply chain that collects information on food losses on the farm, at the packing house and during distribution and processing, and attempts to develop food loss reduction strategies.

From pollutant to sustainable product — transforming olive mill wastewater

03 October, 2017

The more than 30 billion litres of wastewater generated by olive oil processors each year represents a huge challenge for the conventional wastewater treatment techniques.

New Zealand endorses the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

20 September, 2017

New Zealand's commitment towards a global sustainable dairy development has been confirmed, with DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) endorsing the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.

Food and beverage companies awarded for sustainability

04 September, 2017

Hosted on 23 August in Melbourne, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation's (APCO) annual awards named The Smith's Snackfood Company & Sakata Rice Snacks Australia, Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Rawbone Pet Foods as winners.

NZ poultry plant recognised for outstanding water management

31 August, 2017

As a New Zealand first, Ingham's Te Aroha primary processing plant has achieved certification from the international Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). The plant is the seventh site in the world to be certified.

Munters receives 2017 Energy Innovation Award

28 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy | Supplied by: Munters Pty Ltd

The 2017 Europe Datacloud Awards announced Munters as the winner of the 'Industry Energy Innovation' award.

Self-disposing — got to be simpler than recycling

11 August, 2017

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.

Salt plant makes 75% of the power it needs

10 August, 2017

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.

New use for waste cooking oil

10 August, 2017

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.

Sustainable biscuit pack from Brazilian eucalyptus trees

07 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

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