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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IFF unveils new brand identity with a focus on people and the planet

USA – International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), global leader in taste, scent and nutrition has unveiled a new purpose and brand identity, with a renewed focus on people and the planet. The new purpose: To […]

Anheuser-Busch signs deal, on track to use 100% renewable energy by 2021

USA – Anheuser-Busch, maker of popular Bud Light and Golden Road beers has partnered with the solar and energy storage developer, Recurrent Energy in commitment to use 100% renewable energy across its entire portfolio of […]

Waitrose launches packaging-free trial in fight against plastic waste

UK – The leading British supermarket Waitrose has launched a packaging-free trial at its store in Oxford in an effort to reduce plastic waste and its impact on the environment. Customers will be able to […]

AFMASS EA Sustainability Panel: New initiatives, present-time technologies to drive sustainable food systems in Africa

KENYA – Africa provides a vast world of opportunities for many businesses, with big international companies setting eye on the fast-rising economies and population. Sustainability round tables are common in the West, but Africa is […]

Tanzania’s ban on plastic bags takes effect in bid to promote sustainability

TANZANIA – Tanzania has enjoined other countries in imposing ban on the production, supply and use of plastic carries bags as part of its efforts to promote sustainability through the reduction of environmental pollution. Effective […]