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First Milk Launches New Commitment to Sustainable Dairy

    First Milk Launches New Commitment to Sustainable Dairy

First Milk, the wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has launched the First4Milk Pledge – a new initiative to proactively promote dairy farming and First Milk to its customers and the

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Aurivo Significantly Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption by Some 80% With GEA Solution

    Aurivo Significantly Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption by Some 80% With GEA Solution

Ireland’s second largest liquid milk processing firm Aurivo has cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at its Killygordon site by 80% and reduced fossil fuel consumption at the facility by 80%,

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CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

    CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

Iteris, the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has announced that CONSUS, a research partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and Origin Enterprises plc (Origin), will add

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Low Carbon Packaging Company Wins International Award

    Low Carbon Packaging Company Wins International Award

Innovative secondary packaging company TrakRap has beaten off competitors from across the globe to win the Best Manufacturing Technology award at the World Food Innovation Awards. The prestigious annual awards

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Carbon in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

    Carbon in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with exhibitors and speakers alike putting the industry’s hottest subject in

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Müller UK & Ireland Secures Long-term Partnership With Biffa to Drive Down Plastic Use

    Müller UK & Ireland Secures Long-term Partnership With Biffa to Drive Down Plastic Use

Müller UK & Ireland has secured a long term partnership with Biffa, the UK sustainable waste management specialist, which allows the dairy company to meet increased demand for packaging made

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Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

    Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

With the 2020s set to be the most disruptive decade yet for business leaders, a new report from Veris Strategies highlights ten key global trends that are likely to shape

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Valio is First Finnish Food Company to Set Climate Targets in Line With the Paris Agreement

    Valio is First Finnish Food Company to Set Climate Targets in Line With the Paris Agreement

Valio, the dairy and food owned by Finnish milk suppliers, has committed to set scientifically assessed targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Science Based Targets). Valio had already announced that

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HEINEKEN Spain to Brew Beer With 100% Renewable Electricity in 2020

    HEINEKEN Spain to Brew Beer With 100% Renewable Electricity in 2020

HEINEKEN Spain has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy supplier Iberdrola, guaranteeing the supply of 100% renewable electricity to all four HEINEKEN Spain breweries as well as its

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Coca-Cola Unveils New Labels in Sweden to Support a Circular Economy For Plastic Packaging

    Coca-Cola Unveils New Labels in Sweden to Support a Circular Economy For Plastic Packaging

With Coca-Cola set to roll out its new range of plastic bottles made entirely from recycled plastic (PET) in Sweden, it is unveiling new labels on which the brands step

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Refresco Awarded First ‘European Lean & Green Star’

    Refresco Awarded First ‘European Lean & Green Star’

Refresco Europe has been awarded the first-ever European Lean & Green Star for the transport operations in the soft drinks group’s European business. Refresco earned the Star for having transport

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How Digitalization of the Supply Chain Will Reduce Global Food Waste

    How Digitalization of the Supply Chain Will Reduce Global Food Waste

By Dr Felix Flemming, TOMRA Food The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. According to reports, 1.6 billion tons of food are lost or wasted every year, equating to

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Dairy Council For Northern Ireland Launches EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book

    Dairy Council For Northern Ireland Launches EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has published the second annual EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book, in conjunction with the EU and the European Milk Forum. This year’s publication focuses

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Britvic Joins Consortium to Tackle Plastic Waste

    Britvic Joins Consortium to Tackle Plastic Waste

Building on Britvic’s existing work to protect the environment, the company has joined forces with other global businesses to promote a ground-breaking recycling technology that will help bring about a

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Ebro to Invest €150 Million in Securing Further Sustainable Growth

    Ebro to Invest €150 Million in Securing Further Sustainable Growth

Ebro Foods, the largest food group in Spain, the world leader in rice production and the second biggest global fresh and dry pasta manufacturer, has designed and launched a Global

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Over Three-quarters of UK Grocery Shoppers Switch, Avoid or Boycott Brands Because of Their Environmental Policies

    Over Three-quarters of UK Grocery Shoppers Switch, Avoid or Boycott Brands Because of Their Environmental Policies

New consumer research published by Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting firm, reveals that over three-quarters (77%) of UK grocery shoppers have, in the last 12 months, switched, avoided or

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Sweden to First Country Worldwide Where all Coca-Cola’s Plastic Bottles Will be Made From 100% Recycled Material

    Sweden to First Country Worldwide Where all Coca-Cola’s Plastic Bottles Will be Made From 100% Recycled Material

Coca-Cola Sweden has announced that, from 2020, it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled material, becoming the first country worldwide to do so. The transition will

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Tetra Pak Becomes the First to Offer Packaging Made With Fully Traceable Plant-based Polymers

    Tetra Pak Becomes the First to Offer Packaging Made With Fully Traceable Plant-based Polymers

Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar

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C&C Group Accelerates Tennent’s Sustainability Plans

    C&C Group Accelerates Tennent’s Sustainability Plans

C&C Group has announced enhanced investment of €16 million (£14.23 million) in sustainability for its Tennent’s Lager brand, significantly boosting its contribution to the fight against climate change. Bolstering its

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Carlsberg Group Investment Halves Water Usage at Danish Brewery

    Carlsberg Group Investment Halves Water Usage at Danish Brewery

Since the introduction of its sustainability programme Together Towards ZERO – an important element of the seven-year SAIL’22 strategy – the Carlsberg Group’s ambition has been to move towards ZERO

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TrakRap Wins EcoPack Challenge at Packaging Innovations

    TrakRap Wins EcoPack Challenge at Packaging Innovations

Secondary packaging company TrakRap has won the prestigious EcoPack Challenge after successfully showcasing its low carbon aerosol packaging solution during a Dragons’ Den style pitch. The EcoPack Challenge is an

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Britvic Signs Up to Science Based Targets Initiative

    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

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Unilever Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Across Five Continents

    Unilever Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Across Five Continents

Unilever has announced that its factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres across five continents are now

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts

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Molson Coors Commits to Reduce Plastics in Packaging

    Molson Coors Commits to Reduce Plastics in Packaging

Molson Coors in the UK and Ireland is removing the plastic packaging from its Carling and Coors Light brands, as

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Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

    Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

Dawn Meats, one of Europe’s leading meat processors, has cut its CO2 emissions by 33% just four years into a

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Powering Trucks With Cow Manure

    Powering Trucks With Cow Manure

Cow manure can do a lot more than create wrinkly noses. It is poised to be pivotal in a biogas

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Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get British Bees Buzzing Again

    Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get British Bees Buzzing Again

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy co-operative have launched a trial initiative to see whether their efforts

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UK Ethical Food and Drinks Sales Hit £8.2 Billion

    UK Ethical Food and Drinks Sales Hit £8.2 Billion

British consumers are increasingly eating with a conscience as latest research from Mintel reveals that last year the nation spent

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Guardians of Grub Crusade to Beat Food Waste

    Guardians of Grub Crusade to Beat Food Waste

A bold new industry campaign has been launched to tackle nearly £3 billion worth of food that is wasted every

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Olleco Awarded Royal Warrant

    Olleco Awarded Royal Warrant

ABP Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the

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Organic Waste Heavyweights Collaborate in Sophisticated Aerobic Digestion Projects

    Organic Waste Heavyweights Collaborate in Sophisticated Aerobic Digestion Projects

A UK engineering company specialising in the scientific bio-degradation of waste has formed a partnership with UNTHA shredding technology, to

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European Commission Adopts Common Methodology to Measure Food Waste Across the EU

    European Commission Adopts Common Methodology to Measure Food Waste Across the EU

Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic

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Müller Milk & Ingredients to Reduce Plastic Use and Food Waste as it Simplifies Fresh Milk and Cream Range

    Müller Milk & Ingredients to Reduce Plastic Use and Food Waste as it Simplifies Fresh Milk and Cream Range

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) is set to reduce plastic use by 400 tonnes per annum whilst substantially cutting food

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Finns Rank Valio as Most Sustainable Brand For the 6th Time

    Finns Rank Valio as Most Sustainable Brand For the 6th Time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable

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Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

    Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

Two-thirds (67%) of consumers support the idea of a recognisable carbon label to demonstrate that products have been made with

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Vitafoods Europe 2019 – Guiding the Industry to a More Sustainable Future

    Vitafoods Europe 2019 – Guiding the Industry to a More Sustainable Future

As environmental awareness reaches new heights and the world’s population continues to rise, the issue of providing sustainable foods which

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AB InBev UK to Brew Budweiser With 100% Renewable Electricity

    AB InBev UK to Brew Budweiser With 100% Renewable Electricity

Budweiser, the world’s most valuable beer brand, is to be brewed with renewable electricity as AB InBev UK has signed

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Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation

    Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation

Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. The Protect Our Planet plan provides concrete actions the

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Redefining Product Quality and Power Usage in Frozen Food Processing Plants

    Redefining Product Quality and Power Usage in Frozen Food Processing Plants

Every business wants to produce the finest quality products at the lowest possible cost. Every business wants to reduce energy

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Harrogate Water Joins World’s Best

    Harrogate Water Joins World’s Best

Harrogate Water has joined the elite of the most ambitious and environmentally committed companies across the world. The awarding of the

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

    EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These

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Over 90% of Sampled Salt Brands Globally Found to Contain Microplastics

    Over 90% of Sampled Salt Brands Globally Found to Contain Microplastics

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced

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Emmi Leads by Example

    Emmi Leads by Example

As a manufacturer of speciality cheeses, Swiss dairy group Emmi is now setting an example for environmental protection by investing

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Britvic Moves to 100% Renewable Electricity in New Deal With E.ON

    Britvic Moves to 100% Renewable Electricity in New Deal With E.ON

Britvic has announced that from October 2018, every Britvic manufacturing site in Great Britain, from its offices to warehouses and

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AG Barr Reaps Substantial Environmental Savings Using CHEP Pooled Pallets

    AG Barr Reaps Substantial Environmental Savings Using CHEP Pooled Pallets

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of branded soft drinks is enjoying substantial environmental savings, thanks to the use of

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Natural Dairy Ingredient Brand ‘Truly Grass Fed™’ Now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW

    Natural Dairy Ingredient Brand ‘Truly Grass Fed™’ Now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW

Truly Grass Fed™ – a natural dairy ingredients range from Glanbia Ireland – has recently been Certified Animal Welfare Approved

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Nespresso Revives Zimbabwe’s Coffee Production

    Nespresso Revives Zimbabwe’s Coffee Production

Nespresso has announced a long-term investment plan to help revive Zimbabwe’s coffee industry and stimulate the rural economy. The company

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Carlsberg Launches Ground-breaking Innovations to Reduce Plastic Waste

    Carlsberg Launches Ground-breaking Innovations to Reduce Plastic Waste

Carlsberg has announced a series of ground-breaking innovations including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste

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New Sustainability Report From Bakkafrost

    New Sustainability Report From Bakkafrost

Bakkafrost has underlined the growing importance to the UK market of its expanding salmon farming operation, the largest in the

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Harrogate Water Going Greener With Recycling Message

    Harrogate Water Going Greener With Recycling Message

New green recycling messaging on PET bottles heralds Harrogate Spring’s industry-leading switch to recycled content. All PET bottles of Harrogate

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Mondelēz International Delivers Against Its 2020 Impact Goals

    Mondelēz International Delivers Against Its 2020 Impact Goals

Mondelēz International has reported important progress against its 2020 impact goals in its 2017 Impact For Growth Progress Report. The report details

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Widespread Support For Plastic Packaging Tax

    Widespread Support For Plastic Packaging Tax

More than half of consumers in the UK and a third in the US are in favour of a tax

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Intelligent Waste Management Facility Turns Food Waste into Water

    Intelligent Waste Management Facility Turns Food Waste into Water

Food waste is an issue that affects everyone, whether at home or at work. It is also a particular concern

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