The challenge for the food and drink industry and others throughout the sector is to continue to achieve economic success while reducing carbon emissions, waste and water and energy consumption.
Nestlé is implementing Ecodex, a web tool analyzing the environmental impact of its business across all its global operations, claiming it is more effective than standard life cycle analysis.
Plastics Recyclers Europe has called for more polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to be collected to make use of industry resources.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) has produced a guide to energy saving for industrial bakers that says costs can be significantly cut by making the right lighting choices.
The desperate need to improve supply chain efficiency was the core message of the Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco in the US, which ran from January 22-23.
The food industry should urgently address food access, food safety and food waste as its core priorities, according to Sealed Air Corporation president and chief executive officer Jerome Peribere.
Nestlé Waters North America is under fire from high-profile US shock jock Glenn Beck, who rubbished the company’s Pure Life water and its PET bottle on his radio show Monday....
Large scale solar food processing remains under-exploited, especially in hot countries, according to a study that is due to be published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology.
The European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) strongly denies that bottled water has hidden costs for human health and the environment, after a US pressure group urged consumers to kick...
Consumers have raised significant concerns about plastic food packaging in response to a survey covering the US, India and Sweden conducted by Innventia.
Anellotech is a step closer to becoming the first commercial producer of renewable p-xylene after signing an agreement with a US university for technology which boosts yield of the chemical...
Higher recovery and recycling rates has seen a drop in the amount of used packaging sent to landfill or burned without energy recovery, according to EU data.
Specialist plastics packaging firm Petainer Group has invested millions of euros into new injection moulding equipment to boost production at its site in Lidkoping, Sweden, with more investment planned.
Marel has launched a salmon trimming robot, which it claims can perform more quickly, consistently and continuously than a master trimmer working at peak performance.
US scientists are hailing sugar beet pulp as a potential source of biodegradable thermoplastic packaging.
Seal integrity and taste preservation are some of the topics driving the global development of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), according to Bosch Packaging Technology.
Researchers are pursuing a means of creating biodegradable packaging from peat fibre for use in a range of applications.
A UK chilled produce distributor has secured six figure savings annually for the past two years by implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system across the business.
Multivac continues to pursue energy efficient design for its processing equipment, with the launch of a thermoforming machine, which it claims uses 20% less energy than existing models.
Dairy UK has signed an agreement to become an official partner to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) – a voluntary commitment to reduce water use.
UK charity Sustain aims to launch a campaign later this year designed to boost the amount of food waste being used for animal feed.
Dow and Mitsui have postponed phase two of their joint venture to build a production unit to manufacture biopolymers for packaging from sugar cane-derived ethanol.
Researchers are investigating the commercial potential of a process for extracting nutritional ingredients from asparagus waste for use in functional food products.
Public comments are being invited on a research proposal covering four types of paper and paper-based packaging aimed at maintaining and expanding the products’ markets.
UK shoppers are influenced by how easy packaging is to open more than by its environmental credentials, according to packaging supplier Payne.
Ethyl lactate offers an eco-friendly and efficient method of decaffeination, according to a study just published in the journal Food and Bioproducts Processing.