A haul of glass equal in weight to 36,000 African elephants has been cut across the global wine supply chain as part of a new scheme to improve the environmental impact of the sector, claims one eco-organisation.
The food and beverage industry must move away from the notion of green and non-green packaging and accept that various materials, be they bio- or oil-based plastics, can have unique pack applications, says one research group.
A new winery, brewery and food processing teaching and research facility will serve as a model for what the industries can achieve in environmental and energy efficiency, claims University of California (UC) Davis.
Food packaging companies must implement sustainable environmental strategies or risk income falls of more than 30 per cent by 2013 and nearly 50 per cent by 2018, warns a new study from the environmental think-tank World Resources Institute and management...
Recent developments in ‘metallised’ compostable packaging, developed in cooperation with a US drinks group, may lead to further advances for global use in beverage products like coffees and tea, claims the material supplier.
As groups like Coca-Cola push ahead with new consumer-targeted recycling schemes in the US, their European counterparts claim to favour a different approach to help ensure environmental sustainability.
Light-weight packaging is one of a number of initiatives global packager Sonoco is employing to cut its environmental footprint and production costs, claims the company in its first annual sustainability report.
As the UK's Carbon Trust initiates a scheme to reward companies for genuine carbon emission reduction, a new study will determine how influential a company's sustainability image is in terms of consumers' purchasing decisions.
French equipment and packaging supplier, Sidel, said it has created the new post of sustainable development officer within the company to help its customers reach their individual sustainability targets.
In the final part of our series on major developments at this
year's Interpack trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany,
BeverageDaily.com examines the threats and challenges to
non-renewable packaging like aluminium.
New re-sealable packaging for beverages, designed as a
hybrid between a bottle, can and pouch, offers
processors both environmental and convenience benefits for their
products, according to its manufacturer.
High oil prices are set to exacerbate coffee supply
concerns by deterring growers from using fertilizers in
cultivating the crop, according to new figures from the
International Coffee Organisation (ICO).
In a policy document released yesterday, the EU's food and
drink sector called on the European Commission to take account of
economic conditions when setting environmental and production
sustainability targets for industry.
In a bid to hold down greenhouse gas emissions under the bloc's
carbon dioxide trading scheme the European Commission yesterday
ordered Belgium and Holland to cap allowances below what their
governments had allocated to industry.
Buying practices of the world's biggest coffee companies have come
under renewed public scrutiny from a new film which explores the
journey of coffee beans from plantation to cup. BeverageDaily.com
took an early peek.
Soft drinks makers looking to replace sugar with sweeteners to
reach health-conscious consumers could save time and money with an
award-winning new technology from UK supplier Pursuit Dynamics,
reports Chris Mercer.
A new environmentally friendly form of insulation for packaging and
freezing applications provides between five and seven times the
insulation capacity over current technologies, writes Anthony
European companies and researchers should share the profits made on
products using exotic plants such as ginseng and green tea with the
countries of origin, urges a European Commission communication
issued on Friday.