Sustainability

Moving machines with sesame oil

16 May, 2017

Sesame oil aims to make a feasible and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.


Hydroflux HUBER Q-PRESS sludge dewatering technology

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

Hydroflux HUBER Q-PRESS sludge dewatering units are an alternative to centrifuges and belt presses, whose drawbacks can include high wear and maintenance, large wash or flush water usage, constant overflows, odour generation and poor guarding.


Save Food Packaging Award winners showcased at Interpack 2017

26 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be at Interpack 2017 from 4–10 May, where it will display the Save Food Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand.


Turning food waste into tyres

13 April, 2017 by Pam Frost Gorder

Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a patent-pending technology for incorporating food waste into rubber.


Foodbank a key player in tackling Australia's $20 billion food waste problem

05 April, 2017

Food relief organisation Foodbank is taking a leadership role in the development of the Australian Government's first National Food Waste Strategy, which aims to halve Australia's food wastage by 2030.


When increased hydropower means decreased irrigation

15 February, 2017

A groundbreaking paper has found that in many parts of the world, hydropower can be in direct competition with irrigation — potentially impacting food security.


Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30

20 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30, which has received the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.


Methane from food production might be the next wildcard in climate change

13 December, 2016 by Pep Canadell, Ben Poulter, Marielle Saunois, Paul Krummel and Philippe Bousquet

Since 2014, methane concentrations in the atmosphere have begun to track the most carbon-intensive pathways developed for the 21st century by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


Germany's success in PET bottle recycling

08 December, 2016

Germany is leading the way in PET bottle recycling, according to a study which has found PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5%, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached 97.9%.


Water technology: an increasingly prominent role in the food and beverage industry

06 December, 2016 by Leno Cavarra

Leno Cavarra, Client Executive Manager, Veolia Water Technologies, Australia & New Zealand, looks at how existing water and wastewater challenges may hinder future growth in the F&B industry if they are not addressed.


DuPont to supply biogas enzymes to MIAVIT

23 November, 2016 | Supplied by: DuPont (Aust) Limited

DuPont Industrial Biosciences will supply enzymes for incorporation into biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT under a new supply agreement.


Europe wants to replace poisons with laser fences

27 October, 2016

The European Commission is moving towards the elimination of rodenticide use by funding a project to develop a laser fence to protect crops against unwanted animals.


Brambles partners with The Global FoodBanking Network to tackle hunger and food waste

21 October, 2016 | Supplied by: CHEP Australia

Brambles has signed a three-year agreement with an international non-profit organisation, The Global FoodBanking Network, to assist efforts to reduce hunger, poverty, malnutrition and food waste globally.


UPM Raflatac directs label waste to energy, not landfill

20 October, 2016 | Supplied by: UPM Raflatac Pty Ltd

At this year's Labelexpo Americas event in Chicago, UPM Raflatac partnered with organisers to enable exhibiting label converters to give their label, matrix and liner waste a new life in the form of energy.


Global standard will facilitate management of food loss and waste

20 October, 2016

Every year Australians scrape $10 billion off their plates into the garbage, according to the RaboDirect Food & Farming Financial Health Barometer report. How does this compare to the rest of the world? An interesting question that would once have been impossible to answer because until recently there was no globally agreed standard on how to measure food loss and waste (FLW).


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