Unilever unveils wrapper-less ice cream multipack to tackle plastic waste

UK – Unilever has launched new wrapper-less multipack for ice cream, Solero Organic Peach to reduce plastic use in the home. The new pack uses 35% less plastic compared to the original pack and is […]

Industry giants launch plastics credit scheme to tackle pollution

SPAIN – Global food and beverage industry players including Tetra Pak, Nestlé, and Danone have founded The 3R Initiative aimed at accelerating ways of reducing plastic waste and pollution. Under the initiative, the companies will […]

Nestlé Nigeria reiterates commitment to addressing plastic packaging waste

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria Plc has reiterated its commitment in addressing plastic packaging pollution in the country through engaging in various environmental conservation initiatives. Speaking while commemorating this year’s World Oceans Day in Nigeria, the […]

Arla develops artificial intelligence tool to predict milk supply

DENMARK – The Danish dairy company, Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool which is able to predict the amount of milk produced and supplied by farmers to the cooperative. Arla can now […]

Rwanda’s parliament approves ban of single-use plastics

RWANDA – Rwanda’s parliament has passed a draft law prohibiting the manufacture, importation, use and sale of single-use plastic items in the country, a move that reiterates commitment to environmental protection. Single-use plastics are used […]

Insect protein firm Ynsect receives US$22m European Commission backing

FRANCE – Ynsect, French agri-tech innovator specializing in insect protein has received US$22.6 million (€20 million) worth of funding backed by the European Commission and the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). The funding will […]

Finnish group Raisio to invest US$51m in new plant-based foods facility

EUROPE – Raisio Group has said that it is investing about US$51 million (EUR 45 million) in a new plant-based food production facility. This is in response to the growing demand for plant-based food products […]

Ocado unveils US$21.6m investment in vertical farming, forms joint venture

UK – Ocado Group has announced that it is investing about US$21.6 million (£17 million) in vertical farming as it aims to become a leader in sustainable vertical farming. The company which is one of […]

Canada to ban single-use plastics in 2021 to tackle pollution

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled plans to impose a ban on single-use plastic items such as bags, straws, cutlery in an effort to tackle the challenges brought about by environmental pollution. According to […]

Researchers develop high-tech spoilage detectors to replace ‘use-by’ dates

UK – Researchers at Imperial College London have developed high-tech spoilage detectors set to replace the traditional ‘use-by’ dates on food labels in a bid to cut on food waste. The technology uses paper-based sensors […]