FDBusiness.com

Dairy processors drive down carbon emissions

 Breaking News
  • Coca-Cola HBC to Acquire Italian Water and Sparkling Beverages Company in €88 Million Deal Coca‑Cola HBC has agreed to acquire Acque Minerali, a privately-held natural mineral water and adult sparkling beverages business based in Italy. The acquisition is being made in conjunction with The Coca-Cola Company, in-line with previous similar acquisitions. The total enterprise value payable by Coca‑Cola HBC and The Coca‑Cola Company, subject to customary closing adjustments, amounts [...]...
  • Britvic Signs Up to Science Based Targets Initiative Britvic has pledged to pursue bolder greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets by signing up to the Science Based Targets initiative. Britvic joins around 600 leading companies from around the world in formally committing to independently verified science-based GHG emission reduction targets. Britvic’s A Healthier Everyday sustainability strategy recognises climate change as one of the biggest threats facing [...]...
  • Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores M&S Food is partnering with infarm – one of the world’s most advanced urban farming platforms – to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of the retailer’s London stores. Customers will now find a range of fresh herbs – including Italian, Greek and Bordeaux Basils, Mint, Curly Parsley and Mountain [...]...
  • Coca-Cola European Partners to Remove 4,000 Tonnes of Single-use Plastic by Swapping Shrink Wrap For Cardboard in Western Europe Coca-Cola European Partners, will be replacing plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its can multipacks across Western Europe, removing approximately 4,000 tonnes of single-use plastic per year across the region. This is the latest move in Coca-Cola’s commitment to tackle packaging waste and remove all unnecessary single-use plastic from its secondary packaging. Plastic shrink wrapping is used [...]...
  • EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade The EU has been confirmed for yet another year in its position as the largest global exporter of agri-food products, with sales reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured goods and chemicals. Agriculture and [...]...

Dairy processors drive down carbon emissions

March 06
13:30 2012

The UK dairy processing industry has slashed its carbon emissions by 28%, against a 2000 baseline – cutting emissions by nearly 75,000 tonnes a year.

 
According to data compiled by the Dairy Energy Savings (DES), a company set up to run the dairy sector Climate Change Agreement (CCA), in the last year UK dairy processors have also achieved a 2% reduction in carbon emissions and a 2% improvement in energy efficiency.

The commitment to reduce carbon emissions forms part of a wider dairy industry ambition to work on sustainability initiatives, such as the Dairy Roadmap, Dairy 2020, Defra’s Green Food Project and the International Dairy Federation’s Global Dairy Agenda for Action.

DES chairman Gerry Sweeney said: “The CCA has been a great success and these results show yet again that the scheme continues to drive improvements in the dairy sector.”

“These latest figures show that the industry continues to take its environmental responsibilities very seriously and is maintaining momentum in pushing for further improvements.”

Meanwhile, Mr Sweeney said that the Government’s decision to extend the CCA scheme “is good news for the industry and good news for the environment”, adding that “whilst some details of the scheme are still under review, I feel confident that we will see a scheme that can provide a catalyst to further improvements, whilst leaving the industry with the flexibility to invest.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements