FDBusiness.com

Environment

English Dairy Launches £3.4 Million Anaerobic Digestion Facility

    English Dairy Launches £3.4 Million Anaerobic Digestion Facility

An English dairy has officially opened a £3.4m anaerobic digestion (AD) facility that will turn food waste from around the county into the energy helping to produce its clotted cream, ice cream creme fraiche and yoghurt. The facility at Langage Farm, Plymouth, Devonshire, received £1.2m of funding from the Anaerobic Digestion Demonstration Programme.
By the end […]

Read Full Article

Foodservice distributor 3663 launches first electric vehicle

Foodservice distributor 3663 has launched its first electric vehicle as part of its long-term commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
The vehicle, that will run out of 3663’s Battersea depot, and can transport up to three tonnes of goods, boasts many environmental benefits including: zero emissions and reduced noise pollution.
Joanna Pegg, fleet controller at 3663, said: “We’re […]

Read Full Article

Packaging Waste Declining Rapidly in the EU

    Packaging Waste Declining Rapidly in the EU

A new report on the analysis of official EU data on packaging shows that over the past 11 years the amount of packaging waste going to final disposal in EU-15 has fallen by 43%. Higher recycling levels and other forms of packaging waste recovery are largely the reasons says EUROPEN, the European Organisation for Packaging […]

Read Full Article

UK’s Biggest Brewer Sets Out Environmental Goals

    UK’s Biggest Brewer Sets Out Environmental Goals

Molson Coors (UK & Ireland) has committed to divert all production waste away from landfill for each of its four UK breweries by the end of 2012. Increasing costs and the drive for a more sustainable business has led Molson Coors to focus on the efficiency of its resource usage and maximise the value extracted […]

Read Full Article

3 reasons the new EC series-creates safer, more efficient work environment

The New EC Series is the latest in customizable adhesive melters from Valco Melton. Featuring a durable and simple design, the EC Series provides superior performance, durability and safety for the user. In addition to its multi-functional control, which allows operators to program even the most custom operations, the EC Series features an intelligent microprocessor […]

Read Full Article

Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

    Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

The first-ever global assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture shows that farmed seafood is less ecologically damaging than livestock production, and that there is great potential for improvements in efficiency.
A new and comprehensive analysis released by WorldFish Center and Conservation International (CI) has investigated the environmental impact of the world’s major aquaculture production systems […]

Read Full Article

Puresep Launches PureCare Service and Maintenance Offering

Puresep Technologies, the filtration and water treatment specialist, has launched the PureCare service offering. Responding to current market conditions, Puresep revised its existing offering and has created the PureCare Range of Service and Maintenance Agreements.
The PureCare range has four service levels, giving the client clearer choice and flexibility to choose the level of support required […]

Read Full Article

PepsiCo Europe Gets Greener

    PepsiCo Europe Gets Greener

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in Azov, Russia, has been officially awarded LEED Silver by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The manufacturing facility is the first site in PepsiCo’s European network to receive the prestigious LEED certification for New Construction/Major Renovation, bringing the total number of LEED certified PepsiCo facilities around the world to 27.
LEED […]

Read Full Article

FrieslandCampina and Heinz Combine Dutch Transport Services

    FrieslandCampina and Heinz Combine Dutch Transport Services

Dairy company FrieslandCampina Benelux, food producer HJ Heinz Benelux and logistics service provider Nabuurs have launched an initiative to further increase the efficiency of their supply activities in the Netherlands. It involves combining consignments from each manufacturer to reduce transport-related emissions of CO2.
The combined initiative is part of the strategy underlying the Dutch Lean & […]

Read Full Article

Branston Proves Green Credentials Again

    Branston Proves Green Credentials Again

Branston, one of the largest farmer-controlled fresh produce groups in the UK, has retained the Carbon Trust Standard. In 2008 Branston became the first UK food producer to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, in recognition of its success in reducing its carbon intensity over a three-year period despite considerable business growth. Since then, it […]

Read Full Article

UK Dairy Industry Calls For Recycling Revolution

    UK Dairy Industry Calls For Recycling Revolution

The UK dairy industry is ready to take its environmental performance to the next level. The recently launched Dairy Roadmap demonstrates that dairy processors have met all their environmental targets to date, including a minimum 10% recycled plastic in milk bottles.
However, Dairy UK, the trade association that represents the interests of dairy farmers, producer co-ops, […]

Read Full Article

Alpro is First European Food Company to Join WWF Climate Savers

    Alpro is First European Food Company to Join WWF Climate Savers

Alpro, a pioneer in the development and marketing of soya-based food and drinks, has become the first European food company to join the WWF Climate Savers programme. The goal of this prestigious programme is to help industries and businesses to develop new climate and energy solutions.
Bernard Deryckere, chief executive of Alpro, explains: “As the first […]

Read Full Article

Producing Biofuel From Waste Crisps and Pies

    Producing Biofuel From Waste Crisps and Pies

Greenergy, a privately owned company that supplies one fifth of Britain’s road fuel, has begun producing biodiesel from food waste. In a unique partnership with Brocklesby, a specialist in recycling edible oils, unsaleable food products such as crisps and pies, which would previously have gone to landfill or compost, are now being converted for biofuel […]

Read Full Article

£13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

    £13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

The cost of buying and throwing away good food and drink reached £13.7 billion last year, reveals new analysis by the Local Government Association, the voice for local authorities in England and Wales. The analysis, which combined the purchasing price of food which was not eaten with the cost to council tax-payers of sending it […]

Read Full Article

UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

    UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

Participants in a scheme run by ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK are well on the way to achieving targets set last autumn to prevent and recover waste in the FMCG supply chain in the UK. By thinking differently about waste when looking at products, packaging design, range and forecasting, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers have […]

Read Full Article

Making International Food and Agricultural Production Chains Sustainable

Rabobank and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are entering into a new partnership focused on international food and agriculture chains. The objective is to make these chains sustainable by conducting joint projects. As an internationally leading food and agribank, Rabobank will contribute its financial and other knowledge of these sectors. The WWF will provide its […]

Read Full Article

Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

    Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

Dairy farmers who supply Robert Wiseman Dairies are being offered expert help to reduce their energy costs and improve their carbon footprint. All members of the Wiseman Milk Group not aligned to a retailer supply group are being given the chance to have an E-C02 carbon and energy audit giving a carbon score for their […]

Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

    New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

The water and carbon footprint of wasted household food in the UK has been identified for the first time, highlighting the major environmental consequences of food waste, both domestically and globally.
The report, ‘The Water and Carbon Footprint of Household Food Waste in the UK’ – jointly published by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and […]

Read Full Article

Kellogg Takes Stance in Support of Sustainable Palm Oil

    Kellogg Takes Stance in Support of Sustainable Palm Oil

Kellogg is helping fund sustainable palm oil production through purchasing GreenPalm certificates covering 100% of its global palm oil use. Today, GreenPalm estimates that only 6% of the current global supply of palm oil is sustainably grown.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) continues to work toward the development of a consistent and sufficient supply […]

Read Full Article

Adams Foods Boosts Green Performance

    Adams Foods Boosts Green Performance

Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its new factory at Leek in Staffordshire, England, thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology. The 150kW CHP unit, supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G, is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. Since full commissioning of the CHP system in June 2010 […]

Read Full Article

Puresep Technologies adds strength to its waste water offering

David Parocki has recently joined Puresep Technologies, a member of the Amplio Filtration Holdings Group, as Business Development Manager for their waste water and membrane technologies division.
David will be introducing the range of waste water technologies within the group to the UK market, along with broadening and growing the membrane offering. David will also work […]

Read Full Article

New date and venue revealed for MCERTS 2011

The organisers of MCERTS 2011 are delighted to announce that this year’s event will now take place at the Telford International Centre, on 30th & 31st March.

Previous MCERTS events have taken place near Burton, Staffs, but the new, larger venue will provide improved facilities for exhibitors and visitors and is serviced by excellent transport links.
Event […]

Read Full Article

Camlab now offers automated water analysis solution for BOD by day and titration by night

Camlab, one of the UK’s leading scientific suppliers and service/repair agents, has been appointed by Man-Tech Associates to represent and support the company’s range of automated water quality analysers in the UK.
The PC-BOD™ system, which is designed to automate the 5- and 7-day BOD analysis method, simplifies the complex BOD measurement procedure required by many […]

Read Full Article



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
  • June 25, 2019BevExpo 2019
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements