DSM and Evonik opens US$200m Veramaris fish feed facility in the US

USA – Royal DSM in collaboration with the Dutch industrial corporation have inaugurated US$200 million commercial facility in Blair, Nebraska dedicated to production of sustainable aquaculture feeds. Veramaris is a 50-50 joint venture between DSM […]

Namibia’s Tunacor Group invests in new solar powered fish processing facility

NAMIBIA – The Tunacor Group, Nambia’s largest fishing company is investing in a new solar powered horse mackerel processing facility in Walvis Bay. The 4 000 square metre facility will be fitted with solar panels […]

South African retailer Spar expands initiative to cut plastic use in Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA – The Spar Group, a South African retail chain, has launched the second phase of its Eastern Cape campaign to reduce the use of plastic as part of its efforts to promote a […]

Kenya gives bakery sector 9 months extension for the use of banned plastic packaging

KENYA – The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has resolved to extend the deadline for plastic primary industrial packaging for the bakery sector. According to […]

Kenya’s Williamson Tea mulls investing in power project to boost efficiency

KENYA – Williamson Tea Plc has said that it is considering to invest in an energy generation project in a bid to boost efficiency of its tea processing divisions. Williamson says that frequent outages on […]

South Africa mulls introduction of new policy on single-use plastics

SOUTH AFRICA – The government of South Africa is considering the introduction of a new policy meant to combat the use of single-use plastics as well as their disposal and management. According to the environment […]

Cargill commits to promoting a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

WEST AFRICA – Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate has reiterated its commitment to work closely with cocoa regulators and other stakeholders in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to ensure a long term and sustainable impact for farmers […]

South Africa packaging firm Mpact Versapak joins Petco’s recycling initiative

SOUTH AFRICA – Mpact Versapak, the food packaging production division of Mpact Operations, has elected to participate in Petco’s recycling initiatives for PET packaging. Mpact Versapak offers a wide range of branded packaging, including PET […]

Olam secures US$375m credit facility from European lenders

SINGAPORE – Olam International has secured a revolving credit facility aggregating US$375 million from several European lenders. The Facility has a 364-day tenor with an option to extend for a further 364 days and is […]

Pick n Pay launches plastic and packaging-free horticulture retail section

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay, South Africa second largest retailer, has launched a ‘nude’ fruit and vegetable produce wall – a dedicated plastic and packaging-free zone – in 13 stores across the country. According […]