Tag Archives: sustainability

Upcycling food for feed on trend

A growth in the demand for premium livestock feeds sees livestock feed company, Castlegate James Australasia seek to purchase greater volumes of by-products from food manufacturers. Reportedly, demand is growing rapidly, and the company is exploring new sources of by-product supply from food manufacturers, retailers and QSR (quick service restaurant) …

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Coles to utilise three new solar power plants

Solar power plants said to be capable of generating “sufficient” electricity for 39,000 homes will be built in regional NSW following a landmark 10-year agreement between Coles and Metka EGN. In what is claimed to be the first deal of its kind to be made by a major Australian retailer, Coles …

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Sliding doors – stop intruders with new protection system

Suitable for entrances with high security demands, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems’s Intrusion Protection System is set to take security to the next level. The multilevel Intrusion Protection System is said to provide multiple level security across all door access points – the top of the door, the middle edges and …

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Sustainable Foods Summit – calls to action

The 11th edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit has held in Amsterdam in June with the aim to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry. The message to food manufacturers was clear: focus on initiatives that ensure sustainability, reduce food waste through redirection, enhance the flavour …

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Kellogg’s clean power move

Kellogg’s Australia has joined the clean energy revolution as they have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Beryl Solar Farm. The 7.5 year deal will generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of the forecast energy requirements of Kellogg’s manufacturing operation in New South Wales. “Our partnership with the …

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BioPak’s bid to banish plastic

BioPak continues to provide plant-based alternatives for food storage with its latest launch, compostable sushi trays. The eco-friendly packaging acts as an alternative to the takeaway dishes used to traditionally serve sushi and will allow for retailers with food-to-go offerings to limit their negative effect on the environment. “We’re thrilled …

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Ethics and sustainability key for consumers 

Price and convenience aren’t the only purchase drivers anymore; consumers want to buy ethically and sustainably. As the global retail industry remains in a state of flux, new research by Monash University reveals an increasing number of consumers prefer – and are prepared to pay more for – products that …

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Water bottle refills at Sainsbury’s

Shoppers in the UK will soon be able to fill their own reusable water bottles in 326 Sainsbury’s supermarket cafes across the country. From August, fresh water stands will be available in cafes for customers to refill their own water bottles and reduce reliance on single-use plastic water bottles. Reusable …

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Victorian businesses prepare to ban the bag

New legislation was introduced to the Victorian state parliament this week which will ban all lightweight plastic shopping bags with a thickness of 35 microns or less. This includes bags made from degradable, biodegradable and compostable plastic. The new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers – regardless of …

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Coles’ appeal for SecondBite

Australians can join the fight against hunger this winter by supporting Coles’ national appeal for food rescue organisation, SecondBite. Over the next four weeks, Coles will launch a national fundraising appeal – $2 fundraising cards – to raise funds for SecondBite’s ongoing operating expenses: fuel, transport and refrigeration. Coles and …

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