Environment

Don't miss your chance to have your voice heard in our State of the Nation survey

Last chance to contribute to industry research

By Rod Addy

Senior industry personnel have less than a week to make their voice heard and outline their business’ expectations, aims and activities in 2020 in Food Manufacture’s exclusive State of the Nation survey.

Kantar questioned more than 1,200 UK consumers between the ages of 16 and 65+ about their concerns on a range of environmental issues

Government inaction provides environmental chances for food firms

By Dan Colombini


A lack of support at Government level has provided food manufacturers with “a huge opportunity” to boost their environmental footprints after recent data revealed dwindling support for certain brands as a result of their policies on the issues.

Over the past few years, many firms have announced key initiatives to limit environmental damage.

Food firms urged to ‘step up’ to climate change

By Dan Colombini

Food manufacturers must significantly improve their efforts to limit their carbon footprint despite recent success to allay climate change fears, according to environmental groups.

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.

Ice pigging cleans out pipes at Yeo Valley

Ice pigging cleans out pipes at Yeo Valley

Many dairy processors could make big savings by moving away from traditional methods for cleaning their pipework and choosing an environmentally friendly system called ‘ice pigging’, a patented technology offered by Aqualogy Environment.

Environmentally damaging packaging chemicals to be a thing of the past

A coat of eco-friendly colours

Packaging coatings based on environmentally damaging petrochemicals could become a thing of the past, if a new plant-based food packaging coating takes off.

Industry staves off its critics

Industry staves off its critics

Packaging industry champions have defended its record on self-promotion and the environment in the face of criticism from experts in branding and consumer issues. The high-profile legal threat to Sainsbury’s ‘overpackaged’ joint of meat set the scene...

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