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.
A well-placed dairy industry source has attacked Arla for publishing what he describes as ‘greenwash’ in its 2011 report detailing progress on environmental targets.
Testing and laboratory initiatives can significantly advance the cause of sustainability in the dairy sector, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) has concluded following an event it held last week.
Little industry interest in scaling up alternatives to the energy intensive conventional stoving method for jellies parked a UK agency’s bid to develop a microwave based method but low carbon...
In recent years there has been an ongoing war of words between industry players from different packaging formats over which has the lightest carbon footprint.
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is supporting research into camel, buffalo and other unusual dairy products as they slowly eat into the cow-held monopoly of the global market.
Danone is taking a lead in the use of bioplastics for yoghurt packaging as higher volumes promise to make prices more attractive, according to European Bioplastics.
Tetra Pak has unveiled a new set of environmental targets, including a goal to keep carbon emissions from increasing beyond 2010 levels through to 2020.
Specific sustainability jobs may be rare in the food industry but gaining environmental expertise can give professionals an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.
Dairy UK is hosting a conference next week with speakers from inside and outside the industry to explore the impact of dairy on sustainability, nutrition and the environment.
Unilever is to create “green energy” at its Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland by installing a bio-digester which converts natural waste products into gas.
European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.
Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.
Sustainability is set to take centre stage at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Auckland, New Zealand, next week.
Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have unveiled a new recycling technology in Barcelona that facilitates the reuse of the plastic and aluminium in beverage cartons.
Elopak has launched a new green carton pack for milk products that it claims delivers a lower carbon footprint, cost savings and a more user friendly design.
Nampak Plastics is planning to trial 30 per cent recycled content bottles after a university study found that 50 per cent recycled content was a reasonable target for the packaging specialist.
SIG Combibloc has launched a new 1-litre aseptic carton pack for long-life milk products that shaves 28 per cent off the carbon footprint of its standard packs.
Cost reduction and streamlining efforts at Danisco have pushed the firm ahead of budget, prompting a re-assessment of targets while the firm also places a renewed focus on sustainability.
Van Genechten explains why it considers sustainability to be more of an opportunity than a threat in spite of moves from dairy and food brands to cut back on secondary...
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...