Category: Food and beverage manufacturing

Unilever joins pioneering rPP food packaging project

Read the full story at Packaging Europe.

Unilever has joined Nextek’s global NEXTLOOPP project, which aims to create food-grade recycled polypropylene (rPP) from post-consumer packaging waste.

Among Big Ag facilities, ADM’s Decatur plant emits most carbon dioxide, EPA data shows

Read the full story at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

Four of the five largest industrial agricultural facilities that have released the most carbon emissions in the past decade belong to Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s largest food processing and commodity trading companies.

Re:Water develops ‘world first’ 100% recycled aluminium bottle: ‘It’s cutting single-use packaging, plastics and carbon emissions’

Read the full story at Beverage Daily.

Spring water business Berrington Water recently launched Re:Water, a drinks brand that comes in a re-usable bottle made from 100% recycled aluminium and which is itself 100% recyclable. We caught up with Re:Water co-founder and Berrington Water Director Matt Crocker to hear more.

Earth & Wheat ‘rescues’ 30 tonnes of surplus bread

Read the full story at Food Manufacture.

Baked goods redistribution company Earth & Wheat has ‘rescued’ 30 tonnes of surplus bread since it launched 12 weeks ago through its online delivery platform.

USDA to invest over $4B to strengthen the food supply chain

Read the full story in Food Dive.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is planning to invest over $4 billion through the Build Back Better Initiative to make critical supply chains stronger, aid food production and processing, improve food distribution and storage, and ensure equitable market access for food producers.

USDA’s efforts are an attempt to remedy supply chain challenges exposed during the pandemic while also addressing climate change, food access and wages for farmers and workers in the sector. This initiative comes as the Biden administration works to make U.S. supply chains more resilient

As part of the administration’s broader push, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was appointed co-chair of the newly created Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force that is to provide solutions to immediate supply chain challenges as the economy reopens from the pandemic, with a focus on areas with imbalances in supply and demand. The secretaries of the Department of Commerce and the Department of Transportation also serve as co-chairs of the task force. 

Beer brand Corona achieves global net zero plastic footprint

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s beer brand Corona announced today that it has achieved a global net zero plastic footprint, becoming the first global beverage brand to remove more plastic from the environment than it releases.

DSM launches service to cut footprint of meat and dairy as market shifts to environmental impact labelling

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Royal DSM has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ intelligent sustainability service to deliver ‘accurate, simple and actionable’ farm-level solutions that it says will help improve both the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production.

By-product from beer industry can be used to improve soil health

Read the full story at European Scientist.

By-products from the beer industry can be used in agriculture to improve soil quality and increase crop yields, according to a study published by a team of Spanish researchers. The team is keen to explore what other types of waste can be used in a similar manner.

Virtual portal creates access to food security solutions

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.

Meeting the nutritional needs of current and future generations requires innovations to ensure access to healthy and nutritious food while creating equitable value chains and supporting climate and environmental sustainability. 

To this end, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability collaborated with a group of partner organizations to design the Innovative Food System Solution (IFSS) portal launched by NutritionConnect.org in May 2021.

EPA aims to reduce food waste in supply chains to tackle GHG emissions

Read the full story at Supply Chain Dive.

By reducing food waste in production and supply lines, the agency is exploring the prioritization of food recovery over waste diversion.

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