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International Best Practice Being Shared to Support Vibrant Food Chains

    International Best Practice Being Shared to Support Vibrant Food Chains

Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) recently hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a 2-day meeting to examine short food supply chains. This network, known as the

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PEFC Certified Coffee Cups Commission to Mark Hull City of Culture 2017

    PEFC Certified Coffee Cups Commission to Mark Hull City of Culture 2017

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC UK), has announced that leading UK paper cup manufacturer, Benders Papers Cups, has produced distinctive coffee cups which will carry the

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Non-GMO Project Verification For Truly Grass Fed™

    Non-GMO Project Verification For Truly Grass Fed™

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland has announced the verification of Truly Grass Fed™ by the Non-GMO Project, North America’s most trusted seal for genetically modified organisms (GMO) avoidance for consumers. Truly Grass

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New Initiative to Inform How Dublin Will Manage Food Waste Reduction and Sustainable Eating

    New Initiative to Inform How Dublin Will Manage Food Waste Reduction and Sustainable Eating

Dublin is one of seven European cities chosen to take part in an exciting pan-European TRiFOCAL project designed to reduce food waste while promoting healthy and sustainable eating. The Eastern-Midland Regional

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Irish Seafood Industry to Drive Sustainability Agenda

    Irish Seafood Industry to Drive Sustainability Agenda

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has launched a new certification standard to drive sustainability in the Irish Fishing Sector. The BIM Responsibly Sourced Seafood Standard is a third party accreditation

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Green Credentials of Ireland’s Dairy Sector Could be Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

    Green Credentials of Ireland’s Dairy Sector Could be Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

The impact of climate change represents a significant opportunity for Ireland’s dairy Sector but also poses a threat, a special industry conference held recently at the Teagasc Ashtown conference centre,

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Premier Foods Names CHEP ‘Supplier of the Year’

    Premier Foods Names CHEP ‘Supplier of the Year’

CHEP has been named Supplier of the Year at the 2016 Premier Foods Awards. CHEP was singled out for bringing a new approach to its way of working with Premier,

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Tetra Pak Announces Science Based Targets for Climate Impact Reduction

    Tetra Pak Announces Science Based Targets for Climate Impact Reduction

Tetra Pak has pledged that by 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations will be at least 40% lower than in 2015. Working with the Science Based Targets initiative,

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Nestlé Recognised as Climate Change Leader in Supply Chain

    Nestlé Recognised as Climate Change Leader in Supply Chain

Nestlé has been recognised as a global leader in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change across its supply chain. The international not-for-profit CDP has included Nestlé in its first

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Has Published its 2016 Impact Report

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Has Published its 2016 Impact Report

The RSPO has published its 2016 RSPO Impact Report, providing a detailed look at RSPO’s sustainability efforts and outcomes from the past year. Over the years, the RSPO’s focus has remained

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Danone Deepens Commitment to Circular Economy

    Danone Deepens Commitment to Circular Economy

Danone and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have announced a partnership aimed at accelerating the global transition to a circular economy. For decades, conventional supply chains have been linear; taking, making

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EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

    EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

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Unilever Advances Carbon Reduction Commitment at Five UK & Ireland Sites

    Unilever Advances Carbon Reduction Commitment at Five UK & Ireland Sites

One year after announcing its bold ambition to become carbon positive by 2030, Unilever has taken another significant step on its renewable energy journey, with the signing of a contract

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Edina Helps Clients Reduce Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

    Edina Helps Clients Reduce Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

Arla Foods Ltd production facility is the most environmentally friendly dairy in the world. Situated outside Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, this ambitious £150 million project succeeded in creating their zero carbon vision

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Food and Drink Industry Reaps Benefit of MBR Technology

    Food and Drink Industry Reaps Benefit of MBR Technology

Water treatment has always been a major topic of interest for the food and beverage industry within the UK. The use of large volumes of water for various washing and

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Pentair Haffmans Wins UK AD & Biogas Award

    Pentair Haffmans Wins UK AD & Biogas Award

Pentair Haffmans has won the 2016 UK AD & Biogas Award, hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion Association (ADBA), in the category of ‘Best Process Optimisation’ for its advanced biogas upgrading

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Irish Agri-tech Firm BHSL Secures €13 Million in UK Sales

    Irish Agri-tech Firm BHSL Secures €13 Million in UK Sales

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed €13 million in sales of its pioneering manure-to-energy technology which is aimed at transforming the environmental impact of the global poultry industry. The 8

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GEA Awarded Large-scale Contract For Nutritional Powders Plant in New Zealand

    GEA Awarded Large-scale Contract For Nutritional Powders Plant in New Zealand

GEA has been awarded a contract by Mataura Valley Milk to construct a nutritional powders plant in McNab near to Gore in the south island of New Zealand. The plant

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Do Food Retailers Hold the Key to Small Scale AD Success?

    Do Food Retailers Hold the Key to Small Scale AD Success?

The move towards sustainable food retailing shows no sign of slowing down, with consumers more aware of environmental issues than ever before. Research from Globescan revealed that 92 per cent

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Is It Time For a Reinvigoration of Product Carbon Footprint Labelling in Europe?

    Is It Time For a Reinvigoration of Product Carbon Footprint Labelling in Europe?

Companies that clearly demonstrate the climate change credentials of their products could secure a competitive and commercial advantage, with two thirds of consumers across the UK, France and Germany saying

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Irish Businesses Urged to Help Save the Bees!

    Irish Businesses Urged to Help Save the Bees!

Irish businesses are being called on to take action in helping to save the bees. The National Biodiversity Date Centre and Bord Bia have launched a Framework for Businesses as

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Tetra Pak Launches New Water-free Lubrication Kit

    Tetra Pak Launches New Water-free Lubrication Kit

Tetra Pak has expanded its Technical Services portfolio with the launch of a dry lubrication kit for packaging line conveyor belts and distribution equipment.  The new solution helps customers cut

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Avery Dennison Helps Coca-Cola European Partners to Recycle 70 Tonnes of PET Waste Annually

    Avery Dennison Helps Coca-Cola European Partners to Recycle 70 Tonnes of PET Waste Annually

Avery Dennison has collaborated with partners throughout the supply chain namely Viridor and PET UK, to help Coca-Cola European Partners

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RT14 Calls Stakeholders to Collaborate For a Truly Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

    RT14 Calls Stakeholders to Collaborate For a Truly Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 14th Annual Roundtable Meeting (RT14) urged corporate leaders, NGOs, policy makers and academics

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Huge Drop in Plastic Bags in English Supermarkets After 5p Levy

    Huge Drop in Plastic Bags in English Supermarkets After 5p Levy

According to the latest figures from IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence and predictive, actionable insight, government targets to reduce

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Biogas Solves UK’s £64 Million Food Waste Headache This Christmas

    Biogas Solves UK’s £64 Million Food Waste Headache This Christmas

No food company deliberately creates unnecessary waste. However, the volume of food waste created over the festive period is typically

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Environmental Award Success For Packaging Automation

    Environmental Award Success For Packaging Automation

Knutsford-based Packaging Automation has been recognised for its green credentials after being selected as a winner of a new environmental

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Emmi Commits Itself to Sustainability

    Emmi Commits Itself to Sustainability

Sustainability and in particular environmental protection have been key issues for Swiss milk processor Emmi for over 20 years. Now,

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Innovative Self-priming Pump Does Double Duty For Dairies

    Innovative Self-priming Pump Does Double Duty For Dairies

By Allan Bruun, Industry Manager, Dairy, Market Unit Food, Alfa Laval Are you looking for a self-priming pump that improves

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Emmi Switches to 100% Renewable Hydroelectricity From BKW

    Emmi Switches to 100% Renewable Hydroelectricity From BKW

Emmi has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. In an important step towards meeting this objective,

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Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

    Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

A commitment to environmental sustainability lies at the heart of the Scotch Whisky industry which has now unveiled even more

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Coca-Cola HBC Italia Cuts Carbon Footprint With ENER-G Trigeneration Technology

    Coca-Cola HBC Italia Cuts Carbon Footprint With ENER-G Trigeneration Technology

Coca-Cola HBC Italia will reduce its carbon footprint by 15% and save 40% on its energy costs after installing an

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Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

    Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

Mondelēz International has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for both the North America and

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Nestlé Leads Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    Nestlé Leads Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

A biogas facility that fuels a factory with green energy and helps farmers is just one example of kind of

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Nestlé Waters Helps Swiss Farmers to Fuel Their Crops and its Factory

    Nestlé Waters Helps Swiss Farmers to Fuel Their Crops and its Factory

A joint project between Nestlé Waters and Groupe E Greenwatt to build Switzerland’s largest biogas plant has focused on producing

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Coca-Cola is the First Fortune 500 Company to Replenish All the Water It Uses Globally

    Coca-Cola is the First Fortune 500 Company to Replenish All the Water It Uses Globally

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) have met their goal to replenish, or in other

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Veolia Provides Solution For Resource Recovery From Arla Dairy Wastewater

    Veolia Provides Solution For Resource Recovery From Arla Dairy Wastewater

Arla dairy located in Aylesbury, near London, is the world’s largest fresh milk facility. In 2013 Arla planned the new

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Aquabio Provides High Quality, Robust Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Solutions

    Aquabio Provides High Quality, Robust Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Solutions

With water scarcity increasingly prevalent worldwide, businesses are far more aware that not only is water a precious resource, but

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Cider Waste Blending Key to Bio-energy Tankering Contract Success

    Cider Waste Blending Key to Bio-energy Tankering Contract Success

Lanes Group plc has won a three-year contract with fast-expanding beverage manufacturer Bevisol to take away drinks production effluent for

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Unilever and Hubbub Launch Joint Ambition to Cut Food Waste

Unilever and Hubbub, with the support of WRAP, have launched its Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste Britain. The

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400 PPM and the Next Four Years

    400 PPM and the Next Four Years

What current atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration tells us about the need to stabilise the global climate and the need for

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New Home For S.Pellegrino

    New Home For S.Pellegrino

S.Pellegrino, the world’s leading sparkling mineral water, has decided to reshape its bottling plant in San Pellegrino Terme, Italy, where

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Irish Agri-Tech Firm BHSL Enters US Market with $3 Million Poultry Pilot Project

    Irish Agri-Tech Firm BHSL Enters US Market with $3 Million Poultry Pilot Project

Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed a $3 million pilot project with the State of Maryland to trial its pioneering

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The Staggering Cost of Global Food Waste and How to Cut It

    The Staggering Cost of Global Food Waste and How to Cut It

US$940 billion – this is what human food waste costs consumers, farmers and businesses each year. A third of all food

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New Herring Season Gets Underway

    New Herring Season Gets Underway

With the Scottish North Sea herring season getting underway over the coming weeks, consumers are being urged to include this

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EU Exceeds International Limit For Air Pollution From Agriculture

    EU Exceeds International Limit For Air Pollution From Agriculture

Ammonia emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but by not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked

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Aquabio to Build Leading Edge Plant For Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano

    Aquabio to Build Leading Edge Plant For Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano

To help Bakkavor achieve its sustainability goals it has appointed waste water treatment specialist Aquabio to design and construct a

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A ‘Smart Factory’ For Nestlé Vera Naturae

    A ‘Smart Factory’ For Nestlé Vera Naturae

A new state-of-the art bottling plant for Nestlé Vera Naturae mineral water has been opened in Castrocielo in Italy. The

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Heineken Ireland’s Brewery Marks 160 Years in Ireland

    Heineken Ireland’s Brewery Marks 160 Years in Ireland

HEINEKEN Ireland, a leading beer and cider company, has published its sustainability report for 2015, demonstrating that sustainability is embedded

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The Co-op Group Backs British Agriculture and the Environment

    The Co-op Group Backs British Agriculture and the Environment

The Co-op has underlined its strong commitment to British farmers with the launch of a progressive scheme to monitor and manage

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Groupe Lactalis and BasePower Enter Combined Heat and Power Agreement

    Groupe Lactalis and BasePower Enter Combined Heat and Power Agreement

Groupe Lactalis, the global leader in cheese and the second largest dairy company worldwide, has made a commitment to significantly

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Swiss Cows Help Henniez to Produce Green Energy

    Swiss Cows Help Henniez to Produce Green Energy

Nestlé Waters has opened Switzerland’s largest agricultural biogas production facility. The Valbroye plant will provide renewable energy for the nearby Henniez

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Backing the First Global Standard to Fight Food Waste

    Backing the First Global Standard to Fight Food Waste

Nestlé has played a key role in developing the first global standard to help companies and governments reduce food loss

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Tetra Pak Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

    Tetra Pak Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

Tetra Pak has joined RE100, committing to increase its use of renewable electricity from 20% today to 100% across all

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