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Many of the UK's biggest industrial bakery manufacturers are stepping up to achieve net zero status. Pic: GettyImages

The UK bakery manufacturers aiming to hit that net zero target

By Gill Hyslop

UK government data shows that nearly a third of the UK’s largest businesses have pledged to tackle climate change by eliminating their contribution to carbon emissions by 2050, with several bakery operations standing up to be counted among them.

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Is consumer food waste giving the industry an unfair rap over emissions?

By Oliver Morrison

New research suggests food wastage – much of which comes from people simply not eating what they buy – is a bigger problem than previously thought, which if cut in half would help remove around one-quarter of total greenhouse gas emissions from the global...

ofi is shooting to achieve Bee Friendly certification across 100% of its almond orchards. Pic: GettyImages/maexico

ofi sets new benchmark for the almond industry

By Gill Hyslop

The nut arm of global ingredients specialist has announced its first sustainability targets for its 50,000 acres of almond orchards and farming operations in Australia, the US and Vietnam.

BBU's bakeries perform in the top 25% for energy efficiency among similar facilities in the US. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo rocks for its ethicality and energy efficiency ethos

By Gill Hyslop

The Mexican bakery giant has been recognised for the sixth time by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, while Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has been honoured by the EPA for its energy usage at 20 of its facilities, setting the bar for the...

The food industry has for the most part remained on the sidelines of efforts to reduce emissions, said the NGO. Photo: iStock

Giant commodity carbon footprints show more action is needed

By David Burrows

Rice, soy, corn, wheat and palm oil are the “new frontier” of climate action, said Oxfam this week, as it published new data detailing the “massive” environmental impact of the world’s major commodities.

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

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How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

By Gary Paoli, director of research and project development at Daemeter Consulting

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

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'Robust' growth for biodegradable plastics in Europe

By Rachel Arthur

Biodegradable plastics for food and beverages are seeing ‘robust growth’ in Europe, driven by rising consumer awareness and regulations in favour of the packaging, according to TechSci Research. 

Packaging producer Ball has been name the third most sustainable company in the US, according to Newsweek's Green Rankings.

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

By Jenni Spinner

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants.

World Environment Day should be used to celebrate natural resources and acknowledge the work of farmers, but also draw focus on the role the global food sector has to play, says Food Tank chief

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Sustainable food: Cut the greenwashing and act now, says Food Tank

By Kacey Culliney

Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.

A slight reduction in the size of its Natural Choice deli meat packaging enabled Hormel Foods to reduce material use by 800,000 pounds.

Hormel: ‘Sustainability is truly a journey’

By Jenni Spinner

CPG giant Hormel Foods has taken steps in advancing operational sustainability—reducing packaging by nearly 5m pounds in 2013, for one—but the company reports there is more to be done.

Hormel Foods has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

Hormel applauded for corporate citizenship

By Jenni Spinner

Consumer packaged foods giant Hormel has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, in recognition of its sustainability, social, and philanthropic efforts.

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Recycling? The best way to achieve sustainability?

By Brian Porter

When packaging designers set out to deliver a customer’s wish list - performance and reliability are the chief concerns. But these days, everyone has sustainability, as a packaging objective, at the top of the list. 

Nestle tackles food contact chemicals in recycled paper

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Nestle tackles food contact chemicals in recycled paper

By Rod Addy

Nestle is cracking down on food contact materials in recycled paper as it addresses some of the challenges of reducing its environmental impact, according to head of packaging Anne Roulin.

Linpac invests in plants and packaging

Linpac invests in plants and packaging

By Rod Addy

Linpac Packaging is investing an extra €3m in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) extrusion and automation at Ritterhude, Bremen, on top of €6m in the past two years spent there and at Beeskow, Brandenburg.

Chilled Food Association challenges frozen food emissions study

Chilled Food Association challenges frozen emissions report

By Rod Addy

The UK’s Chilled Food Association (CFA) has challenged a report launched by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) claiming the frozen food supply chain produces fewer carbon emissions than the chilled food chain.


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