Sustainability

Effective disposal of waste packaging is critical

Waste of breath?

By Laurence Gibbons

Communicating with consumers is one route to more sustainable packaging, reports Laurence Gibbons

Dan Crossley, the Food Ethics Council's new executive director

The only way is ethics

By Gary Scattergood

Meet the man with big ideas to ensure fairness and sustainability are key features in the global food chain. Gary Scattergood reports

All food firms needed sustainable engergy policies – regardless of their size – said Atlas Copco

Small food firms miss out on energy savings

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food and drink manufacturers (SMEs) are missing out on potential cost savings and damaging their reputations by failing to apply the latest energy-saving technology, claims compressor maker Atlas Copco.

The GCA will hold the key to fining supermarkets

At last: power to fine supermarkets

By Rick Pendrous

Responding to widespread calls, the government has announced that the watchdog proposed to police the Groceries Supply Code of Practice will have the teeth to fine supermarkets that abuse power.

Glanbia processes one third of Ireland's milk

Grass roots

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Emerald Isle's green and natural lands form the roots of its plans to become a world-leading exporter of sustainable food and drink, reports Lorraine Mullaney

Owen Patterson, DEFRA secretary of state

DEFRA ministers: Who does what

By Mike Stones

Ministerial responsibilities in the newly reshuffled Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have been revealed.

Abeysuriya will be discussing the research at the Pira Packaging Summit

Shoppers filter out sustainable claim

By Paul Gander

Brands that go out of their way to explain on pack the sustainability of their product or packaging could be wasting their time, according to new consumer research.

Barry Callebaut has seen positive results from training farmers

Barry Callebaut's cocoa training

By Lorraine Mullaney

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut is working with the Rainforest Alliance to train Cameroon farmers and improve traceability of cocoa supply.

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