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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 on all plastic packaging on food products, new research has

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Lorien and Britvic – Manufacturing Success

    Lorien and Britvic – Manufacturing Success

Lorien Engineering Solutions, a division of GP Strategies, is working with soft drinks provider Britvic to help install new state-of-the-art production lines at Britvic’s Leeds and Rugby manufacturing sites. Lorien

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Seafood Processor in Denmark Turns to SEALPAC’s Sustainable FlatSkin® System

    Seafood Processor in Denmark Turns to SEALPAC’s Sustainable FlatSkin® System

These days, more and more skin packs are conquering the retail shelves around the world. The advantages of the skin packaging system are obvious: securely sealed under deep vacuum, food

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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 for businesses in the Irish hospitality and food service sector.

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Compostable Packaging That Keeps Food Fresher For Longer and Minimises Waste

    Compostable Packaging That Keeps Food Fresher For Longer and Minimises Waste

Perfect Automation has expanded its sustainable packaging range, made from sustainable sources, including eucalyptus trees, which is fully home compostable at the end of its service life. The pack comprises

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Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste

    Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste

With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable

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Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

    Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

Ireland’s only completely paper-free compostable cup has been launched by Zeus, the Irish global packaging solutions company. Unlike other compostable cups, the Treefree Cup contains absolutely no paper product, making

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Tetra Pak Achieves 50% Renewable Electricity Consumption in Just Two Years Since RE100 Commitment

    Tetra Pak Achieves 50% Renewable Electricity Consumption in Just Two Years Since RE100 Commitment

Tetra Pak now obtains half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all

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New Wind Farm Opens to Power Nestlé in the UK & Ireland

    New Wind Farm Opens to Power Nestlé in the UK & Ireland

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The farm, developed in partnership with energy business Community

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AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin

    AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD (pictured above left), has officially opened AllinAll Ingredient’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing and Research and Development facility in Rosemount, Dublin. The company, which has been in

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Mondelēz International Expands Its Sustainable Wheat Program to Cover 100% of European Biscuits By 2020

    Mondelēz International Expands Its Sustainable Wheat Program to Cover 100% of European Biscuits By 2020

Mondelēz International has announced its ambition to expand the Harmony program, the company’s sustainable wheat sourcing initiative, to cover 100 percent of its biscuit brands in the European Union by

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Ilapak Fine Tune Bagging Equipment to Run New Compostable Film

    Ilapak Fine Tune Bagging Equipment to Run New Compostable Film

Responding to the rapid need for food factories to use sustainable packaging materials, Ilapak UK has successfully adapted one of its vertical flow wrapping systems, the Vegatronic, to run a

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Unilever’s Most Sustainable Brands Delivered 70% of Turnover Growth

    Unilever’s Most Sustainable Brands Delivered 70% of Turnover Growth

Unilever has revealed its fourth consecutive year of growth for its ‘sustainable living’ brands, which grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its turnover

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Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

    Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

Irish and international food group Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Global “Scale for Good” Award. This Global award is a first for McDonald’s and is the second occasion

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Cranswick Partners With BasePower For Major Energy Project

    Cranswick Partners With BasePower For Major Energy Project

BasePower, an award-winning provider of on-site power plants for the food and industrial sectors, has announced a 9 year Power Purchase Agreement with Cranswick, for its Cranswick Country Foods site in Preston,

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Nestlé Waters Invests in Swiss Water Bottling Site

    Nestlé Waters Invests in Swiss Water Bottling Site

Nestlé Waters has announced a SFr25 million (€21 million) modernisation of its bottling site at Henniez, Switzerland. The investment will allow the Henniez site to continue to meet demand for

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Faerch Plast UK Signs Up to UK Plastics Pact

    Faerch Plast UK Signs Up to UK Plastics Pact

Faerch Plast UK, one of the leading manufacturers of plastic packaging for the food industry, has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact, a bold and unique initiative set to transform

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Measom Freer Prove Their Environmental Credentials

    Measom Freer Prove Their Environmental Credentials

The well-established plastic packaging manufacturer Measom Freer is proud to announce it has achieved the BSI ISO 14001:2015 Certificate in Environmental Management. The company believes it has a moral duty to

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€22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

    €22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

The European Commission has announced €22 million in funding for a new bio-economy research project to be led by Glanbia Ireland. The project, called AgriChemWhey, will receive €22 million in

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A Wee Dram Goes Further Than You Think Thanks to Goplasticpallets.com

    A Wee Dram Goes Further Than You Think Thanks to Goplasticpallets.com

It’s one of the world’s favourite food exports and it’s important to keep the whisky flowing at all times. As the US writer, Mark Twain said: “Too much of anything

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ABP Acquires Third Anaerobic Digestion Facility

    ABP Acquires Third Anaerobic Digestion Facility

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, has announced the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at Westcott Park, Buckinghamshire in England from Renewi plc, a leading waste-to-product business, for

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DS Smith Cracks the Coffee Cup Recycling Challenge

    DS Smith Cracks the Coffee Cup Recycling Challenge

Following months of in-depth research, UK-based packaging and paper company, DS Smith, believes it has found a solution to the coffee cup recycling challenge. Using its state-of-the-art paper mill in

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Management Plan to Fortify Fishing Sector in Western Mediterranean Sea

  Management Plan to Fortify Fishing Sector in Western Mediterranean Sea

The European Commission has proposed a multi-annual plan for fish stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea. The proposal covers demersal

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Ecolean Pushing the Boundaries at Anuga FoodTec

  Ecolean Pushing the Boundaries at Anuga FoodTec

Ever since 2000, when Ecolean first showcased its lightweight packaging solutions, the company has presented a continuous stream of game-changing

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Unilever Launches First 100% Biodegradable PG tips Tea Bags

  Unilever Launches First 100% Biodegradable PG tips Tea Bags

Unilever has announced that its PG tips tea bags will be made with new plant-based material that is 100% renewable

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Sustainability is the Star at UK’s Leading Packaging Event

  Sustainability is the Star at UK’s Leading Packaging Event

Packaging professionals from all over the UK battled the adverse weather conditions to attend Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2018,

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Harrogate Water Announces Move to Recycled PET Plastic

  Harrogate Water Announces Move to Recycled PET Plastic

In a landmark move towards achieving a circular economy, Harrogate Water, Britain’s oldest bottled water brand, has announced it has

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A Second Life For Flexible Plastic Packaging

  A Second Life For Flexible Plastic Packaging

According to research by the MacArthur Foundation (EMF), merely 14 percent of the plastic packaging used globally makes its way to

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Sustainability Takes Centre Stage at Packaging Innovations 2018

  Sustainability Takes Centre Stage at Packaging Innovations 2018

With the reduction of plastic packaging a current hot topic in the media, the UK’s only sustainable packaging event, Ecopack

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Cranswick Launches Campaign To Cut Plastic Use By 50%

  Cranswick Launches Campaign To Cut Plastic Use By 50%

Cranswick plc, one of Britain’s leading suppliers of premium food, has vowed a significant drive to reduce plastic waste within

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100% Green Distillery to Open in Yorkshire

  100% Green Distillery to Open in Yorkshire

A Yorkshire-based gin and whisky distillery is one of only three in England to be run solely on green energy. As

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The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste

  The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and

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Tetra Pak Pledges Support For EU Plastics Strategy

  Tetra Pak Pledges Support For EU Plastics Strategy

Tetra Pak has pledged to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced as part of the EU Action Plan for

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European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

  European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, has been adopted. It is a part of the transition towards a more circular

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Britvic Continues to Put Health at the Heart of its New Sustainable Business Programme

  Britvic Continues to Put Health at the Heart of its New Sustainable Business Programme

Britvic has launched ‘A Healthier Everyday’, its new sustainable business programme which builds on its commitment to: help consumers make

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‘Latte Levy’ – Coffee Drinkers Want to Go Green, But Price is a Barrier

  ‘Latte Levy’ – Coffee Drinkers Want to Go Green, But Price is a Barrier

As the UK Government aims to eliminate avoidable waste with the announcement of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, Mintel research reveals

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Inver House Distillers Drives Sustainability With £3 Million Biogas Investment at Balmenach

  Inver House Distillers Drives Sustainability With £3 Million Biogas Investment at Balmenach

Balmenach, one of Speyside’s oldest whisky distilleries and the home of Caorunn Scottish Gin, is set to become one of

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IOI Loders Croklaan Wins Sustainability Champion Award at Fi Europe

  IOI Loders Croklaan Wins Sustainability Champion Award at Fi Europe

The jury of the Food Ingredients Europe Innovation Awards has awarded IOI Loders Croklaan with the Sustainability Champion Award for

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Thatchers Cider Becomes More Sustainable and Recycles More

  Thatchers Cider Becomes More Sustainable and Recycles More

British family cider maker, Thatchers Cider, has contracted Middleton Engineering to supply and install an 80 tonne baler and slider-bed feed conveyor

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Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Inaugurates Solar Power Facility in Ghana

  Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Inaugurates Solar Power Facility in Ghana

Cargill has inaugurated a new solar power facility at its Cocoa & Chocolate site in Tema, Ghana. This energy project

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Carlsberg Group’s First Carbon-neutral Brewery

  Carlsberg Group’s First Carbon-neutral Brewery

Carlsberg Group’s brewery at Falkenberg in Sweden is now 100% powered by biogas and green electricity, making it the country’s

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It’s Time to End Food Waste – White Paper

  It’s Time to End Food Waste – White Paper

Among the most interesting topics in the publication ‘It’s time to end food waste’ is a closer look at the psychology

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Emmi Scores Good CO2 Rating

  Emmi Scores Good CO2 Rating

Swiss dairy group Emmi has set itself the target of reducing its global CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020. At the

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Could Water be the Source of Energy Savings in Food Processing?

  Could Water be the Source of Energy Savings in Food Processing?

By Gary Sewell, General Manager, Clearwater Technology Cost reduction is a constant challenge for any food processing business, yet many

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Sustainability to Take Centre Stage at Nordic Organic Food Fair 2017 – 15-16 November -MalmöMässan, Sweden

  Sustainability to Take Centre Stage at Nordic Organic Food Fair 2017 – 15-16 November -MalmöMässan, Sweden

Leading organisations including Organic Sweden, KRAV, Paradiset, Skåne Food Innovation Network, Menigo, Södertälje, Organic Denmark, Ekoweb, Global Organics, Marije Vogelzang,

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Coca-Cola in Western Europe Sets Ambitious New Sustainability Commitments

  Coca-Cola in Western Europe Sets Ambitious New Sustainability Commitments

The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners have launched their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for

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Aquabio Wins Water Reuse Europe Innovation Award

  Aquabio Wins Water Reuse Europe Innovation Award

Worcester-based Aquabio Ltd – in conjunction with Bakkavor – has been awarded the inaugural Water Reuse Europe award for the

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Emmi’s European Sites Go Green

  Emmi’s European Sites Go Green

Emmi, the Swiss and international dairy group, has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. As an initial

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Ireland’s Leading Food and Drink Companies to be Recognised at Bord Bia’s Industry Awards

  Ireland’s Leading Food and Drink Companies to be Recognised at Bord Bia’s Industry Awards

More than 350 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for Bord Bia’s biennial Food and Drink awards, hosted

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Nestlé Waters to Certify 20 Factories With AWS For Water Stewardship by 2020

  Nestlé Waters to Certify 20 Factories With AWS For Water Stewardship by 2020

Nestlé Waters will strengthen its collaboration with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 factories by 2020. The

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East Coast Bakehouse Achieves Origin Green Membership

  East Coast Bakehouse Achieves Origin Green Membership

Irish biscuit manufacturer East Coast Bakehouse has achieved Origin Green membership. To achieve Origin Green accreditation, East Coast Bakehouse had to

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Only 1 in 10 Laminated Beverage Cartons Currently Recycled in the UK

  Only 1 in 10 Laminated Beverage Cartons Currently Recycled in the UK

Frugalpac, creators of the first recyclable coffee cup, continues its mission to make significant improvements in the recycling rates of

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Nestlé Seen as ‘Global Leader’ in Tackling Climate Change

  Nestlé Seen as ‘Global Leader’ in Tackling Climate Change

Nestlé has been recognized as a global leader for its response to climate change, again earning a place in the

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Firmenich Commits to 100% Sustainable Juice

  Firmenich Commits to 100% Sustainable Juice

Firmenich has signed the Sustainable Juice Covenant, joining forces with leading European beverage and food companies to commit to creating

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