Nestle SA launches ‘zero water technologies’ site at its Mossel Bay facility

SOUTH AFRICA - Nestle South Africa has launched a zero water dairy manufacturing facility in Mossel Bay, Western Cape that will see the Swiss multinational company educe the factory’s water consumption by more than 50% during the first year of implementation. Equipped with new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology, the facility will reuse the…

Ingredion launches new certified, clean label organic starches in North America

USA - The Illinois ingredient provider, Ingredion has launched two new certified, organic starches, an addition to its clean-label range for the US and Canada. The starches, Novation Prima 309 and 609 boast of superior eating experiences suitable for organic products that undergo harsh process conditions and require high freeze/thaw stability, such as organic savory…

DSM targets acquisitions in Nutrition and reduce greenhouse emissions

NETHERLANDS - DSM, the Dutch speciality chemicals company said in a strategy update that it targets value-creating acquisitions predominantly in Nutrition as well as step-up its ambitious goals regarding the reduction of GHG emissions, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The company said given its science-based competencies, it works on delivering on global megatrends…

McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws in UK and Ireland by 2019

UK- McDonald, an American fast food company, is set to eliminate plastic straws in some of its markets in Europe including UK and Ireland by 2019 in a way to reduce plastic waste. McDonald aims to transition to paper straws in all of its locations in these markets with planned trials for selected restaurants in…

UK’s aluminium packaging recycling rate increases to 72%

UK - The United Kingdom’s Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has said that the recycling rate of aluminium both in the British Isles and upon the European continent continues to make significant strides, achieving and surpassing goals that were set for the practice last year. According to Alupro, the recycling rate for aluminium drink cans…

India’s single-use plastics to be eliminated by 2022

INDIA - India will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, a pledge that is the most ambitious yet of the global actions to combat plastic pollution that are taking place in 60 nations around the world. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has announced that the move aims to drastically stem the flow…

Firmenich launches natural and clean label platform in commitment to traceability

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich has launched its Natural and Clean Label platform formed by a combination of its mastery of taste and naturals, with its world-class science and consumer understanding. The launch demonstrates the unique breadth of its clean label and natural capabilities to create ‘great tasting, natural and traceable food and beverage experiences’. Firmenich said…

Solvay’s to develop a more robust compression staple system for orthopedic and podiatric surgeries

BELGIUM - Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has announced that its Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) resin delivered the high stiffness and biocompatibility system. The system was needed by Reign Medical to develop its revolutionary new Clench compression staple system, a single-use bone staple kit for orthopedic procedures targeting the hand and foot. According…

Nestle Waters certifies its commitment its 100% water stewardship

SWITZERLAND – Nestle Waters, the bottled water division of the Nestlé Group, has certified its commitment to 100% water stewardship by 2025, in accordance with the world’s first global water stewardship standard. Nestle Waters said it would reinforce their commitment to safeguarding water resources for future generations through collaboration with the Alliance for Water Stewardship.…

Coca-Cola reaffirms commitment to create a world without waste

USA - The Coca-Cola company, in collaboration with its bottling partners, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages has made a re-commitment to tackle the problem of waste pollution. Marking the World Environment Day, the company highlighted its progress in combatting plastic pollution over the years. Through its ‘World Without Waste’ initiative which it…