Kraft Heinz has pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operational footprint and entire global supply chain by 2050, reaffirming its commitment to reducing the ongoing threat of climate change. Read more
The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has announced the launch of a new sustainability benchmarking tool on Thursday 2 December at 11am.
Nestlé Professional has announced a packaging redesign that removes 30 tonnes of virgin plastic from the marketplace per year, reducing plastic use in MAGGI pails by 17 per cent. Read more
From this month, Sanitarium Health Food Company will include the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on their Weet-Bix boxes, alerting customers that 100 per cent of the packaging can be recycled. Read more
Take the lead on sustainability through water reuse
With expected population growth of 2 billion by 2050, and at least 14 of the world’s 20 megacities already facing issues surrounding access to safe drinking water and sanitation, our water resources are under great pressure. Furthermore, the ongoing challenge of water pollution and overconsumption increase the pressure, which leave the world in the midst of a water scarcity crisis. Read more
With a sophisticated supply chain that spans the country and reaches out around the world, Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry is the link between our world-class agricultural sector and the supermarket shelves. Read more
Papyrus Australia has recently completed a proof-of-concept trial which has successfully demonstrated the commercial viability of using 100 per cent refined banana fibre to produce moulded food packaging such as pizza boxes, burger clamshells, meal containers and serving dishes. Read more
Coles has officially been ranked number one food retailer in Australia for sustainability – and second across the globe – in the World Benchmarking Alliance’s (WBA) 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark overnight.
Meredith Dairy, a family run business in western Victoria, is one of several businesses benefitting from the Agriculture Energy Investment Plan (AEIP), which is helping farmers to save on energy costs and reduce their on-farm emissions. Read more
Shotspresso, a local coffee beverage manufacturer and distributor in Melbourne, is now using more sustainable packaging solutions in their supply chain through a partnership with Biogone, an Australian eco-conscious company. Read more
Food and Beverage Industry News speaks with Beca about the drivers for change, getting started and some of the solutions helping industry transform sustainable strategic objectives into a roadmap to reality. Read more
With headlines on climate change growing more alarming by the day, sustainability has never been more relevant for the FMCG industry. Read more
According to UNSW School of Chemical Engineering Professor Johannes le Coutre, the global food system could be pushed to breaking point unless major changes happen in the next 20 years, such as reducing meat consumption via cellular agriculture. Read more
Kinglake Distillery, a whisky producer based near the Yarra Valley, Victoria, has announced it will produce Australia’s first government certified carbon neutral whisky by the end of the year. Read more
SodaStream, an international sparkling water brand, has appointed its first female managing director in Australia, Laura Wilson. Read more
Glengoyne Scotch Whisky, a Scottish whisky distiller, is leading the way in sustainability. Its products have had a modern makeover with 100 per cent recyclable packaging and is now available widely across Australia via Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores. Read more
Creating the Bombaderry plant in partnership with Manildra represented more than just a shift in plant location for Supagas, it was a way it could gather sustainable CO2. Food & Beverage Industry News explains. Read more
The CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has developed a DNA test to determine a fish’s age, improving management of wild fish populations for conservation or harvest. This will help maintain sustainability in fishery supply chains. Read more
More than three billion people worldwide rely directly on the oceans for their livelihoods, with industries from tourism, fishing and seafood to shipping and transport all sustained by the water that makes up 70% of the surface of our planet, writes Elysha Young, Mintel trends manager, Asia Pacific.
Sealed Air Corporation has announced its plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.