Sustainability

Dairy Dialog podcast 37: IFT and PACCOR

Dairy Dialog podcast 37: IFT and PACCOR

By Jim Cornall

This week’s podcast features several interviews from the IFT event in New Orleans earlier this month, as well as with PACCOR about their next-generation bottle caps. We also have our weekly update on the dairy markets with INTL FCStone.

The new box, made from PE (polyethylene) coated cardboard, can be widely recycled in the UK.

Solero trials wrapper-less multipack ice cream

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Unilever has launched a trial of the first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for its Solero Organic Peach product, with 35% less plastic compared to the original Solero Organic pack with individual plastic wrappers.

In the UK, 97% of flower meadows have disappeared since 1945; development of land for property and changes to farming methods are primarily responsible.

Arla UK farmers buzzing over bees

By Jim Cornall

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative has launched a trial initiative to try and help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play in supporting ecosystems.

In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

Arla Foods and Noluma feature in this week's podcast.

Dairy Dialog podcast 31: Arla Foods packaging announcement and Noluma

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features two interviews, one with Arla Foods’ head of Europe, Peter Giørtz-Carlsen on its recent packaging announcement, and another with Noluma International LLC CEO Divya Chopra on light damage of milk. We also have...

Arla’s head of Europe, Peter Giørtz-Carlsen.

Arla looks to sustainable packaging across Europe

By Jim Cornall

Dairy products in the fridges of European households are getting better for the environment. By the end of the year, across six countries, Arla is making 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable, cutting 7,330 tonnes...

The wind industry is expected to deliver more than $85bn in economic activity by 2020.

General Mills signs 15-year deal for wind energy

By Beth Newhart

Food giant General Mills is making a commitment to sustainability and clean power by covering the electricity at its US facilities with renewable wind energy. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC.