As a consumer, you might have heard about the “Waste Hierarchy” and the 5Rs. From a consumer perspective they are: • Refuse – do not purchase unwanted items. • Reduce – eliminate single-use packaging wherever possible. This means declining plastic coffee cups, shopping bags, straws and buying products that are sustainable. • Reuse products more than once. Purchase reusable … Continue reading Redesigning packaging with reduce, reuse, recycle in mind
Solar power plants capable of generating sufficient electricity for 39,000 homes* will be built in regional New South Wales following a landmark 10-year agreement between Coles and global renewable power generation company Metka EGN. In the first deal of its kind to be made by a major Australian retailer, Coles will purchase more than 70% of the electricity … Continue reading Coles agreement secures three new solar power plants
While food safety is first and foremost a priority, conscientious consumers are increasingly calling for products that also meet rigorous environmental standards. For nearly 20 years, Cookers Bulk Oil has placed sustainability at the core of its operations. The company has made it its mission to minimise its impact on the environment at every step … Continue reading Sustainability at core of bulk oil business
The complexity of managing data integrity and alignment between trading partners often results in inefficiencies for both retailers and suppliers across operational and cost considerations. This issue is likely to grow in importance as supply chains become more complex through advanced automated distribution centres and new routes to market in an omni-channel environment. Shoppers, consumers and regulators … Continue reading Mastering the complexities of supply chain data accuracy
Based in north-east Victoria, Merriwa is a company that specialises in supported employment enterprises. They have hired more than 105 supported employees out of a team of 300. They work across five business divisions – contract packaging, contract processing and packaging, timber beams and flooring and as service staff in the Park Lane Nursery and … Continue reading Processing and packaging facility offers inclusive working environment
The Palm Oil-Free Accreditation Program (POFAP) has launched the world’s first Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark in Australia. Now, two years on, POFCAP celebrates its second birthday with 1,088 products having been Certified Palm Oil Free with hundreds more currently under assessment. The trademark is approved in 19 countries – Australia, Scotland, Spain, N. Ireland, … Continue reading Palm oil-free certification trademark goes global
Danny Celoni is the Australasian CEO of one of the most recognisable names on the planet – PepsiCo. Having more than 22 years’ experience in sales, strategising and marketing throughout the Pacific and Asian regions, he is in a good place to see where Australian brands fit. Not only in terms of names themselves, but perceptions, … Continue reading Branding and supply chain: why they matter
Kellogg’s Australia has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Beryl Solar Farm to generate the equivalent of 100 percent of the forecast energy requirements of Kellogg’s manufacturing operation in New South Wales (NSW). Developed and operated by First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), Beryl Solar Farm is owned by New Energy Solar (ASX: NEW). The … Continue reading Kelloggs signs PPA with New Energy Solar
Australia’s ambitious 2025 national packaging targets have the Australian government and leaders in sectors including food and packaging working together to create a more environmentally friendly country. On the 25th of September, the minister for the environment, Melissa Price, joined leaders from packaging, retail, logistics, manufacturing, recycling and waste management businesses in a pledge to … Continue reading Australian government and corporations aim to have 100 per cent sustainable packaging by 2025
The NaturALL Bottle Alliance is a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions made with 100 per cent sustainable and renewable resources. PepsiCo has joined the alliance to advance the shared goal of creating beverage containers with a … Continue reading PepsiCO, partners with companies, including Nestlé Waters, to develop bio-based bottles
Well known chocolate manufacturer Nestlé is committed to using certified sustainable palm oil in all its products by 2023. On Monday, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO ) reinstated Nestlé’s membership following its time-bound action plan to achieve 100 per cent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. RSPO and Nestlé’s vision is to transform the palm oil industry … Continue reading Nestlé pledges to use only certified sustainable palm oil within five years
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has released the Market Impact Assessment Report, a new study defining the impact of China’s National Sword policy.
Woolworths has announced its Supermarkets, BWS, Metro and Woolworths Petrol stores will no longer provide single-use plastic shopping bags nationally from 20 June 2018.
With a potential shortage of fresh seafood stocks due to wild seas over the Easter period, the MSC is encouraging Aussie consumers to commit to choosing sustainably sourced seafood.
The AIP in conjunction with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will hold a technical dinner in Melbourne on April 11.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), this week launched Australia’s first ever Sustainable Seafood Week.
Businesses that trade in wild caught seafood can now access an online tool to help them determine the stock, environmental and management risks associated with the seafood they buy and sell.
This course is ideally suited to packaging technologists, designers, engineers, marketers, production and procurement managers and for industries across the food supply chain.
As the first packaging system supplier to review the entire system with detailed analysis and description of Environmental Product Declarations, Ecolean continues to develop its focus on sustainability.
With new labelling choices launched recently in Australia to certify products that are palm oil free, opinions differ on the best way to deal with the complex issue.