Producers must ensure packaging is more sustainable as customers remain convinced that food packing is excessive and are altering their consumption patterns as a result, warns research from Datamonitor.
Sustainable packaging is a buzzword on the lips of consumers and industry players alike. But what is sustainable packaging and how far has the sector come in developing a road...
A dairy processor in the UK is installing an anaerobic digestion (AD) system to convert waste into energy as the government considers how best to encourage others to follow suit.
Plans to build an 8,100-cow dairy farm in the UK have been withdrawn over concerns about the environmental impact of the project.
The first FSC-labelled cartons are to be launched onto the Chinese market, said SIG Combibloc as it seeks to raise awareness of sustainability issues in the global economic powerhouse.
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...
Life cycle analysis of different milk packaging options has revealed that minimising weight and recycling offer the biggest environmental benefits.
Global leaders across the packaging, food manufacturing and retail sectors have approved a set of common definitions and principles for sustainable packaging.
Trade body Dairy UK has challenged the conclusions of a recent report assessing how the food industry can cut greenhouse gas emissions, claiming it included “dangerous” and “alienating” principles.
Global food giants have vowed to source all their palm oil sustainably by 2015 – but consumer pressure could grease the wheels for more rapid change.
The US dairy industry has agreed to work with the USDA to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 per cent by 2020.
Industry representatives have criticised a high-profile sustainability report advocating reductions in dairy product consumption.
Reducing meat and dairy consumption, eating fewer fatty and sugary foods, and wasting less food are the three changes to consumption habits that will have the biggest impact on making...
Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc increased sharply their purchase of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or controlled wood fibres last year, according to a new report.
Production of recycled HDPE is accelerating fast as milk processors race to meet the 2010 Milk Roadmap targets.
Tetra Pak has agreed to carry out a limited trial to source green plastic from Brazil for use in its carton packaging in what the company said is a first...
Providing a variety of milk packaging sizes could be more fruitful environmentally than switching to “greener” materials.
Food and beverage manufacturers are driving sustainability in the supply chain, says an Oxfam specialist, but they face more risks in catering to demand for ethically-produced products than retailers.
Figures from the Dairy UK sustainability report reveal progress on green packaging but significant disparity exists across the industry.
Dairy UK has published its first ever Sustainability Report, ahead of the Copenhagen climate talks next month.
Arla Foods, through its partnership with Logoplaste, claims to have developed the lightest two pint polybottle for milk in the UK.
Dairy industry associations from around the world are coming together to sign a pledge to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change.
Greenpeace has attacked dairy giant Fonterra for using palm-based animal feed from cleared forests and for pushing an intensive farming model in New Zealand.
Tesco has begun displaying carbon footprint labels on milk bottles as part of a series of measures designed to reduce the environmental impact of milk production.
The UK farming minister has tipped the dairy industry to smash environmental targets just a week after a fellow Labour MP questioned its green credentials.