Environment

The change will remove 850t of plastic from a range of brands annually

Budweiser to pull plastic rings from UK beer

By Dan Colombini

Britain’s best-selling beer brands Budweiser and Stella Artois have announced a multi-million pound investment to eliminate plastic rings from can packaging across their entire UK-produced range by the end of 2020.

Food waste in the UK totals 10mt every year

Government urged to set food waste targets

By Noli Dinkovski

MPs have urged the Government to set out annual food waste targets at every level of the food supply chain to mitigate the growing impact of climate change on domestic and global production.

Cutting down on meat production to slash carbon emissions would leave more than half of the UK's arable land unused

PFLA: UK most suited for meat production

By James Ridler

Reducing the manufacture of meat products in the UK would waste two-thirds of the country’s land available for food production, according to certification body the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA).

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By James Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

The FDF has pressured the Government to commit to net zero emissions

FDF presses Government on net zero

By Rod Addy

The Government’s promise to cut UK greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 must now be fleshed out, with concrete plans set forth on how to achieve that goal.

Manufacturers have voiced their criticisms for Michael Gove's deposit return scheme

Challenges posed by an ‘all-in’ DRS

By Paul Gander

Former environment secretary Michael Gove has been accused of attempting to rush through an ‘all-in’ model for a UK deposit return scheme (DRS), with powers to set up such a scheme now widely expected to form part of the imminent Environment Bill.

Stevenson: ‘The solution to climate change must not be seen as a one size fits all’

Red meat industry not climate change scapegoat

By James Ridler

The red meat industry should not be used as a scapegoat in discussions surrounding climate change, according to the head of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC).

Browne: 'Excellent progress' on water and energy use and greenhouse gas reduction

Meat processor Dunbia slashes environmental impact

By Rod Addy

Dunbia has slashed greenhouse gas emissions by a third just over four years into a ten-year strategy to reduce the environmental impact of the meat processor, which is a division of Dawn Meats.

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.