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Breweries should follow the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. Pic: Brewers Association

Sustainability spotlight

Going green: How can craft brewers improve sustainability?

By Beth Newhart

Craft brewers may talk the sustainability talk – but find it a lot harder to walk the sustainability walk. Tracking performance can help reveal effective ways to improve, say experts.

It’s now common for low wage jobs to see more growth than high wage jobs because of recent changes in US minimum wage.  Pic: Getty/MaximFesenko

Bartender tops list of jobs with fastest pay growth

By Beth Newhart

Pay rates of bartenders in the US jumped up 13.5% last month, according to Local Pay Reports from Glassdoor. Service jobs like bartenders tend to see a pay bump around this time thanks to high-traffic spring break customers.

Pilot seeks to find out if PEF from sugarcane could be more economical than PET at scale

Queensland study will first assess biofuels from biomass before turning to bottles

Could PEF from sugarcane be more economical than PET at scale?

By Richard Whitehead

Researchers in eastern Australia have started work on a three-month pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into other compounds, including plastic drinks bottles.

The Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Australian wine institute initiates study to help grain growers coexist with wineries

Grape and grain but never the twain when stubble fires contaminate vineyards

By Richard Whitehead

Though several research projects have already studied the impact on wine flavours of smoke from bushfires and controlled burns, there has been little analysis of the lasting impact of stubble fires from nearby grain fields.

Machines have become easier to operate, and data collection is more accessible to display and monitor. Pic: BeverageDaily

Health & wellness drive processing trends, automation innovation

By Beth Newhart

At the ProFood Tech show in Chicago this month, more than 400 exhibitors showcased processing solutions for the food and beverage world, with particular focus on drinks, dairy and bakery. Greater focus on health and wellness and the rise in automation...

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