Sustainability

The company said the new production capacity will not compromise its CO2-neutral status. Pic: Palsgaard

Palsgaard invests €100m to double capacity

By Jim Cornall

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard A/S, which creates a variety of products for the dairy industry, has announced the investment of €100m ($112.5m) to more than double production capacity at its Danish facility by 2024.

Dairy companies and organizations responded swiftly to the latest IATP report.

Dairy sector takes issue with IATP report

By Jim Cornall

The dairy industry has been quick to respond to a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Milking the Planet: How Big Dairy is heating up the planet and hollowing rural communities.

This is the third regenerative agriculture pilot the company has launched – and the first for its dairy ingredient supply.  Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

General Mills launches regenerative dairy pilot in Michigan

By Jim Cornall

General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, has announced the start of a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, a key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply.

SIG’s paper straws can be used with SIG’s recyclable carton packs, which are mainly made of renewable paper board. Pic: SIG/Intermarché

SIG’s recyclable straws hit the shelves

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG’s fully recyclable and renewable paper straw solution for aseptic carton packs is being launched for the first time in Europe by French retail group Intermarché.

The new packaging is currently available for the fresh dairy category. Pic: Elopak

Elopak launches Pure-Pak Imagine

By Jim Cornall

Elopak, a global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment for liquid food, has launched the Pure-Pak Imagine, which the company said is its most environmentally-friendly carton to date.

Since 2011, Tetra Pak has invested more than €16m ($18.2m) million in energy efficiency. Pic: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak commits to net zero emissions

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has announced an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations.

Dairy Dialog podcast 86: Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM, Crisp. Pics: (Computer) Getty Images/simpson33; (field) Tate & Lyle; (pizza) Royal DSM

Dairy Dialog podcast 86: Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM, Crisp

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog’s podcast, we have three guests: Anna Pierce, director of sustainability at Tate & Lyle; Bob Savage, product application expert, cheese, at DSM; and Are Traasdahl, co-founder and CEO of Crisp. We also have our weekly look...

MVP Dairy completed the certification earlier this year. Pic: MVP Dairy

MVP Dairy receives B Corp certification

By Jim Cornall

Ohio-based MVP Dairy LLC has earned B Corp TM Certification from the nonprofit B Lab, becoming one of the few dairy farms in the world to achieve this certification.

Logoplaste Mealhada, a preform and PET container production hub for Portugal and Spain, recently finished the implementation of a sun powered electric energy production solution to reduce 500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Biomimicry 3.8 and Logoplaste join forces

By Jim Cornall

Logoplaste, which provides sustainable rigid plastic packaging solutions for the dairy industry, among others, is partnering with Biomimicry 3.8 on a project to design plants for the future that are carbon neutral and regenerative.

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