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.
Dairy Crest has extended its milk bag and reusable jug (JUGIT) scheme to doorstep customers as part of ongoing efforts to cut packaging waste.
Dairy UK has hit out against claims from a UK politician that the milk packaging industry is ‘way behind’ in its use of recycled materials.
SIG Combibloc has outlined the challenges in attaining full supply chain sustainability of the major raw material for its Europe-made aseptic cartons and hailed the environmental and commercial benefits secured.
The increasing importance of sustainable packaging as a consumer issue means companies need to constantly reassess the amount of packing they use, according to a new report.
American consumers believe that a ‘natural’ label claim is a better indicator of an eco-friendly product than ‘organic’, according to a new survey from advertising firm the Shelton Group.
Leaders in the quest to make the dairy industry greener discuss an ambitious new plan to reduce greenhouse gases by 25 per cent, and how the industry members should collaborate...
As a major organic dairy continues with attempts to slash packaging material waste from its yoghurt pots, compostability is being seen a major area for the next stage of product...
Industry experts and the UK food safety watchdog have been assessing and clarifying the implications of the government’s much-discussed announcement to overhaul the food labelling date system.