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Going green

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.

European Commission to build two CPVT food-processing demo plants in Europe

The European Commission has launched a €71k proposal for a feasibility study on Solar Energy for the Food Industry.

Dow Paper Coatings sees a shift towards compostable and biodegradable paper products

Dow Paper Coatings has seen a shift towards a heightened interest in compostable and biodegradable paper products. 

Revised Circular Economy package to focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research

The revised EU Circular Economy Package, which will be released at the end of the year, will focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research,...

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’

CCE will have all cardboard and corrugated packaging FSC certified by the end of 2015

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’, says Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) in its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report.

Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam

‘Most companies don’t tell the real lifecycle story - they are not completely green’

Designing a sustainable package is a chain activity. Many companies claim to be ‘green’ but they are just working on a green image, according to Professor Roland Ten Klooster, chair,...

PepsiCo: ‘More than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled’

Studies show more than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled, with only 33% of plastic bottles recycled, says PepsiCo.

Consumers care about how products are produced and their environmental impact

APP reports an increase in the availability of PEFC certified products, following certification in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has announced an increase in the availability of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified products, following certification in Indonesia.

Redesign on PET bottle blowers to be rolled out to 10 sites in 2015

Coca-Cola to invest in improved energy-efficient equipment as part of its 2020 Sustainability Plan

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) has released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, providing an update on its Sustainability Plan and replacing CCE’s 2013/2014 CRS Report.

Sustainable Foods Summit: ‘Being responsible can be a competitive advantage’

Denmark private label marketing strategy pays off as it moves into baby products

Coop Denmark is celebrating the success of its private label organic brand, Anglamark, but says if it expects to stay in the market it demands investment, brand protection and innovation,...

Amcor guest article on World Environment Day 2015

Amcor: We simply cannot continue to waste food

As we celebrate World Environment Day 2015, this year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care,” is extremely relevant to how we address current global food shortages to...

HRS heat exchangers creates anaerobic digestion plant for Muntons

HRS: ‘Heat which is generated or used in one part of an F&B process is lost rather than reused’

The food sector has invested heavily in bioenergy projects such as biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion but where heat which is generated or used in one part of a process...

News in brief

Pennsylvania supports Carton Council recycling initiative

One month after the Carton Council of North America launched its Carton Capitals initiative, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has added cartons to its recycling program.

News in brief

Anchor rides the packaging ‘wave’

Anchor Packaging has launched a line of containers with reduced petroleum-based materials.  

Companies collaborate on packaging made from agriculture waste

Zelfo Technology and Upgrading have produced an up-cycled wheat straw based packaging concept.

BillerudKorsnäs claims alternative to plastic with ‘stretchable’ paper

BillerudKorsnäs claims the formability of its stretchable paper gives opportunities to differentiate in packaging design and stand out on the shelf.

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Buongiorno! FPD in Italy for IPACK-IMA

FoodProductionDaily has been speaking to the people behind the stands at Fiera Milano Corbella's 23rd edition of the processing and packaging exhibition Ipack-Ima in Milan.

Nestlé’ commended for its environmental stance

INCPEN promotes holistic approach with Circular Economy Package

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment) has published information on the EU Commission’s initial thoughts on a Circular Economy Package .

Nestlé Carnation milk plant in drought-hit California to go 'zero-water'

Amid scrutiny over its water bottling operations in drought-hit California, Nestlé is spending $7m (€6.1m) to recycle wastewater at its Carnation Evaporated Milk plant in the Golden State.

‘Anaerobic testing has no relevance to oxo-biodegradable plastic’

Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association claims MSU study on biodegradable plastics is misleading

The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) has claimed that tests used in a study by Michigan State University, in the US, were largely irrelevant for oxo-biodegradable plastic.

Study suggests biodegradation-promoting additives for degrading PE and PET are not effective

The Food and Beverage industry has seen increasing interest in adopting biodegradable plastics to use biodegradation as a disposal route. However, most of the commercial polymers from the polyolefin and...

Coca-Cola and Danone take the lead on biobased packaging

Wageningen UR to launch public-private partnership on biobased food packaging

Wageningen UR is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership to answer questions about what consumers want in terms of biobased packaging of food products and how this...

Australia

Unique meat plant waste system hailed as green vision of the future

A green energy initiative by the Japanese meat processor NH Foods at its Oakey Beef Exports plant in Australiahas been hailed as a “poster child” for food producers worldwide.

Valio continues use of 100% renewable Tetra Pak carton following trial

Finnish dairy Valio will continue use of Tetra Pak's 100% renewable carton, but not with the lactose-free milk it was trialled with.

Sustainability standards in the spotlight: ‘Still taking baby steps’

A single, unifying sustainability standard would be helpful for consumers – but it’s a long way off, says Organic Monitor president and founder Amarjit Sahota.

Floreon reveals plans for bioplastic market

The developer of a compound added to polylactic acid (PLA) has said it is in ‘advanced discussions’ around the technology.

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