Plastic packaging does an enormous amount of harm to the environment, taking up land in landfill sites and maiming wildlife on both land and sea. However, it also contributes to climate change, emitting high levels of greenhouses gasses into the atmosphere....
Suntory Holdings Ltd. has invested $9m in Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology to pursue the development of a 100% bio-based PET beverage bottle as part of the beverage company's corporate sustainability goals.
The world's top 10 food firms are improving their promises and pledges on sustainability, food security and workers' rights, according to Oxfam’s Behind the Brands report. But is there any action behind the words?
Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies committed to using 100% renewable power.
Many multinational food and beverage brands are missing their biggest chance to address climate risks, according to the global non-profit group CDP, which says companies need to work closer with suppliers to improve agricultural emissions.
In a report published today, Oxfam accuses the “Big 10” food and beverage companies of doing far too little to cut greenhouse gas emissions, singling out Kellogg Co. and General Mills as the worst offenders.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's (AB InBev) new environmental commitments include an ambitious pledge to reduce use of packaging materials by 100,000 tons annually by 2017, but the bulk of its new commitments will not result in overall reductions for energy...
Food companies must ensure their supply chains are transparent and socially responsible in order to prevent backlashes from consumer activists and non-governmental groups on Facebook or Twitter, which could have costly brand repercussions.
Never before has the dangling of golden carrots in the boardroom been so closely scrutinised. DSM and others’ decisions to ensure those carrots have green shoots of sustainability attached to them is a wise and forward thinking move.
Representatives of the UK soft drink industry claim that ‘creative’ innovation across the industry is keeping manufacturers on track to meet their sustainability goals, though more must be done in the future.
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.
A study published by WRAP suggests that the bottling of Australian
wine in the UK using light glass bottles with a high recycled
content produces roughly the same CO2 emissions during production
and transportation as PET bottling.
UK-based Tesco said today it would map out the carbon dioxide
output involved in getting 30 products to the shelves, a bid to
develop international labelling standards rating products according
to their impact on climate change.
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.
Coca-Cola said nearly all of its new refrigeration equipment for
sales and marketing will work without puffing out powerful
greenhouse gases, as the group jumps aboard the trend for
Coffeehouse icon Starbucks will buy five per cent of its energy for
US stores from renewable sources as the firm takes a lead on
climate change and lays down the gauntlet for other big players to
follow suit, reports Chris Mercer.
Rexam Glass' recent €15 million investment in its glassworks at
Dongen, the Netherlands, means that energy consumption (per tonne
of glass) from the improved furnace will be within 10 per cent of
the best performing glass furnaces...