Arla cuts on carbon footprint with more sustainable packaging in Europe

DENMARK – Danish dairy giant, Arla Foods has said that it is on track to achieve its sustainability ambitions, having made over 1 billion pieces of packaging more sustainable across Europe. The company now targets to make 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable across six countries including Sweden, Denmark,…

Mondelez commits to 100% sustainably sourced cocoa for all brands by 2025

USA – Mondelez International has announced commitment to source 100% cocoa volume for all chocolate brands through its Cocoa Life Sustainability Program by 2025. The company said that 43% of its chocolate including Milka, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Côte d’Or brands already carry the Cocoa Life logo, meaning they are made from cocoa that is…

Kraft Heinz joins other organisations within Food and Drink Federation

UK – Kraft Heinz has joined other food and beverage manufacturers within the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) of the United Kingdom (UK). The maker of Heinz tomato ketchup joins more than 300 other organisations representing the UK food and drink industry The trade organisation represents food and drink manufacturers of all sizes throughout the…

Muller invests in Milk & More delivery fleet to expand UK operations

UK – Dairy company, Muller has announced that it is set to invest in its milk delivery service, Milk & More by expanding its fleet of electric vehicles for more deliveries in the UK. The company said it is rolling out 160 new environmentally friendly electric delivery vehicles, taking its fleet to just over 500…

Barry Callebaut achieves traceability of a third of its global cocoa volume

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss cocoa and chocolate company, Barry Callebaut has said that it has established traceability for a third of its global cocoa volume, bringing it closer to achieving its ambitious cocoa sustainability goals. By 2025, the company aims to source 100% of the group’s ingredients sustainably by 2025. This commitment is supported by…

Waitrose in partnership to develop food packaging film from waste shells

UK – British supermarket chain, Waitrose has partnered a Scottish biotechnology company, CuanTec to trial a new food packaging film made from langoustine shells. The partners are exploring the potential for eco food packaging made from the waste shells to address the increasing concerns around plastic packaging and their impact on the environment, reports FoodBev.…

Hormel Foods signs agreement to use 50% renewable energy in operations

USA – The American food company, Hormel Foods has unveiled plans to become powered by almost 50% renewable energy in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) to use wind energy in its operations, an ambitious move towards achieving its environmental goals. The company says…

Müller reduces milk and cream range to reduce food and plastic waste

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has unveiled intentions to remove up to 40% of its 835 fresh milk and cream SKU’s (Stock Keeping Unit) in the UK as part of the ambitious goal to cut on both food and plastic waste. This is part of MMI’s Darwin project launched in February to promote…

Cargill launches mass balance model coatings and fillings in sustainable sourcing

USA – Cargill has expanded its sustainably sourced range with new coatings and fillings made with Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance model. According to Cargill, the new range was developed in response to consumers’ growing demands for sustainably sourced ingredients. Through the Mass balance model, the company sources a volume…

Chinese firm to invest US$6m in a new plastic bottle recycling plant in Kenya

KENYA - Weeco Recycling Co., a Chinese plastic bottle recycling company, has unveiled plans of investing US$6 million (Kshs 600 million) in setting up a plastic bottle recycling plant in Mombasa to expand its operations in Kenya. Wang Zhangyin, director at Weeco said the investments at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mombasa will supplement…