With Western Australia’s ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags just five months away, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is holding workshops to help people change the way they shop and do business.
A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food.
Nick Xenophon is demanding that today’s Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation in Melbourne take urgent steps toward mandatory Palm Oil labelling in Australia.
To help win the War on Waste consumers and businesses need to properly close the recycling loop by purchasing products that contain recycled content.
Supermarket giant Woolworths has adopted the new Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) across its entire Own Brand product range.
If Australia is to continue its agricultural tradition and also take advantage of future food opportunities, we can’t afford to waste our natural resources. As Matthew McDonald reports, Xylem Water Solutions can help make sure we don’t.
The world’s first International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP) has been launched.
One in three (30%) consumers in Australia would consider spending more on a premium offering in key grocery categories, recent Nielsen research has shown. Nielsen Scantrack data highlights that consumers are trading up everyday products in their shopping trolleys, with meat and seafood being the top choices when considering a higher price tag, and tea … Continue reading Consumers purchasing premium during their grocery shop
In light of Australia’s bid to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030, Steven Impey takes a look at how the food-processing sector is reacting to changing views on energy cost.
CST Wastewater Solutions will showcase successful waste-to-energy technologies at foodPro 2017 in Sydney from July 16-19.
Paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with Smart Planet Technologies to develop a cup lining that is easy to recycle through existing channels.
Shopping can be confusing at the best of times, and trying to find environmentally friendly options makes it even more difficult. Welcome to the first instalment of our Sustainable Shopping series, in which we ask experts to provide easy, eco-friendly guides to purchases big and small. The morning coffee ritual is serious business; Australians drink … Continue reading Sustainable shopping: here’s how to find coffee that doesn’t cost the Earth
Consumers are in an unprecedented dilemma over food. On the one hand, they have never had it so good. Supermarkets have spread worldwide and are awash with food. On the other hand the rate that over-consumption of food is growing globally is unsustainable – and its effect on the environment are already being felt. For … Continue reading Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets
Sustainable Seafood Day, an annual initiative by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), will take place on Friday March 31.
Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies, including Hershey and Nestlé, have agreed to an initiative to end deforestation in the global cocoa supply chain.
What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming? For a start, to make loaves on an industrial scale, you’ll need powerful milling and kneading machines and a huge oven, heated to 230℃ or more. This uses a lot of energy. The flour, yeast and salt must also be shipped … Continue reading We’ve calculated the environmental cost of a loaf of bread – and what to do about it
Climate change and extreme weather events are already impacting our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. This series on the Climate and Food now looks at what this means for the food chain. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is increasing. Everything else being equal, higher CO₂ levels will increase the yields … Continue reading How climate change threatens to make our bread less tasty
Climate change and extreme weather events are already having impacts on our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. In our series on the Climate and Food, we’re looking at what this means for the food chain. While increases in population and wealth will lift global demand for food by up to 70% … Continue reading As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting our staple crops
The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Bega Cheese, Bobbins Transport and an employee of the transport company for not carrying the appropriate dangerous goods transport documentation.
DuPont Nutrition & Health has completed its switch to 100% certified sustainable palm oil and palm oil derivatives used in its Global emulsifier production.