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With heightened pressure to meet stricter environmental controls in manufacturing operations, the dairy industry must find ways to balance demands across the supply chain with consistent production.

Recycling blocks of pre-melted PE to combibloc EcoPlus - SIG Combibloc launches first CR report

SIG Combibloc has launched its first Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, which includes recycling blocks of pre-melted PE in China, its 2030 goals, focusing on an aseptic carton made from 100%...

Interpack 2017

Bekum meets demand for recyclable materials with EPET IV

The latest trends and production processes for extrusion-blown packaging are systems for the ecological production of bottles, containers, cans, drums and IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) made of plastic, says Bekum.

Interpack 2017

Greiner Packaging: ‘It is a challenging time delivering from the EU to the UK’

Greiner Packaging has spoken about the challenges of Brexit, US President Trump, sustainability and future packaging trends in the run up to Interpack 2017.

AkzoNobel pilot project to track bio-based raw materials

‘Despite growing attention for sustainability, we still cannot track bio-based raw materials’

AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. (ABT) and EY, have launched an online tool that can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products.

Palm oil and cocoa commitments undermined by poor regulation

Food manufacturers are struggling to tackle deforestation because of failures by governments both at home and overseas, according to candid interviews with a number of high-profile firms.

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Ingredia and La Prosperité Fermière partner with WWF France on sustainability

French company Ingredia and its parent group, the cooperative Prosperité Fermière, have signed a strategic partnership with WWF France to reduce the impacts and negative environmental factors of dairy production....

European Parliament votes in favour of strict new palm oil measures

Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and...

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.

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DIXY Group & Tetra Pak launch Romanov Lug cream and baked milk packaging

DIXY Group has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch Romanov Lug own brand cream and baked milk packaging with the FSC certification label.

Top beverage firms want 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030

Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products have signed an agreement to supply 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030.

Nestlé "very concerned" over deforestation links to Wilmar palm oil

Nestlé says it is "very concerned" by allegations that its palm oil supplier Wilmar International has again been implicated in sourcing palm oil from the protected Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia, according...

France's food waste ban: One year on

Has the French system of penalties for supermarkets wasting surplus food really worked? 

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Kroger updates classic gallon jug to be lighter and more user-friendly

Westover Dairy in Lynchburg, Virginia, has become the first Kroger production facility to manufacture and roll out a new lighter weight gallon jug, as part of the company’s 2020 sustainability...

Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six...

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

Cheese residues bio-gas plant sees good results

In April 2016, DairyReporter ran an article on a new bio-energy plant at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery in the Lake District in the UK.

Unilever brands known as sustainable are growing 30% faster than others

One in three consumers choose brands based on sustainability: Unilever study

A new report by industry giant Unilever shows that consumers' belief in the social or environmental welfare of brands hugely affects their purchasing decisions.

Danone accelerates global transition to a Circular Economy

Danone has signed up to a three-year partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) to accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.

Europe’s Plan B: The ‘Common Food Policy’

An independent think tank, IPES, has been set up to advise the EU and work towards creating a common food policy that would create a sustainable, healthy and profitable food...

Industrial in vitro: Commercialising lab meat

The spectre of lab-meat has been haunting the meat industry for years but has yet to reach store shelves. We speak to the Good Food Institute to discuss the obstacles...

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön,...

Origin Green talks sustainability and statistics at breakfast event

More than 100 industry professionals from all different sections of the food and drinks sector gathered recently in central London to hear how leading companies are driving sustainability down their...

FAO tool to help dairy farms curb greenhouse emissions

The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets.

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A cheese by any other name: Let plant-based alternatives use traditional dairy terms

Why call something 'vegan cheese' when you could call it 'a plant-derived, oil-based dairy analog'? How about because it is vegan cheese. It's time for the dairy lobby to see plant-based alternatives...

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