If we are to deliver on Net Zero we need a clear plan. Credit: Getty / Abstract Aerial Art

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We need to be climate literate

By Bethan Grylls

Sustainability strategies permeate the air as copiously as the greenhouse gases that pollute our atmosphere, so why aren’t we on track to hit 2050 Net Zero targets?

Blackout fears have prompted calls to seek solutions off grid for energym supply issues

Blackout fears spark calls for alternatives to grid energy

By Gwen Ridler

Fears of rolling blackouts across the manufacturing sector and the withdrawal of financial support for energy bills have sparked calls for manufacturers to seek alternatives to acquiring their energy from the grid.

The Government plans to cap the price of wholesale energy for businesses this winter

Government's Energy Relief Scheme: Industry response

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s plans to cap the cost of energy for businesses have been broadly welcomed by members of the food and drink industry, but concerns over the kind of support manufacturers can expect remain prevalent.

BFFF has launched a programme to help combat rising energy prices

BFFF launches energy saving programme

By Gwen Ridler

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a programme to help its members manage the recent price hikes in gas and electricity.

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.

Artificial sweeteners may raise appetite levels

Sweeteners ‘make people eat more’

By Noli Dinkovski

Mounting evidence that artificial sweeteners can raise appetite levels, and lead to increased calorie intake, has been backed up by a major new study that claims to show for the first time why this response occurs.

Should food labels also specify activity calorie information?

Food activity labels ‘need more research’: FDF

By Michelle Perrett

Food activity labels – which specify the exercise needed to burn off the calories contained in the product – needs more research, according to trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Energy Catalyst identified wide-ranging improvements at Tollcross

McVitie’s looks to cut cost of one site’s energy use by 41%

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits’ McVitie’s factory in Glasgow has achieved significant energy reductions and cost savings with the assistance of JRP Solutions, a UK-based energy and facilities specialist, which worked in close collaboration with the Carbon Trust Scotland...

Britvic's second wave has team spirit

Britvic's second wave has team spirit

By Rick Pendrous

Britvic is embarking on the second phase of a group-wide total productive maintenance (TPM) programme. It involves transferring ownership of continuous improvement (CI) to the operational teams at individual plants.

npower estimates the average firm spends £180,000 a year on energy

Lack of energy expertise is a costly business

By Rick Pendrous

Medium-sized food and drink manufacturing firms are losing out on energy savings because of a lack of expertise, according to a report from energy supplier npower.

Beat the cost rises

Beat the cost rises

By John Dunn

Because of energy price volatility, most enlightened companies are now seeking to monitor and manage its use in their factories. John Dunn reports

Energy reduction becomes a priority

Energy reduction becomes a priority

With growing concerns about climate change and electricity costs soaring, the cold storage and distribution sector faces a challenging future. Francesca Twinn reports on how new research could help to provide the answers

Fuel for thought

Fuel for thought

A range of innovative biomass burners has been launched which are claimed to help companies in the food and drink sector cut waste disposal costs and...


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