PepsiCo joins circular shopping platform Loop in reusable packaging pilot

USA – Food and beverages giant, PepsiCo has joined the grocery platform Loop launched by global recycling organisation, Terracycle to promote reusable packaging and reduce plastic waste. PepsiCo said it will be offering Paris consumers two of its brands, Tropicana Orange Juice and Quaker Cruesli Chocolat Noir, in reusable containers, as part of a market…

Mars Petcare, Carrefour join Loop initiative to reduce single-use packaging

FRANCE – Mars Petcare has joined the Loop initiative, a new initiative launched by TerraCycle in collaboration with Carrefour to reduce single-use packaging. Loop™ Initiative is said to be the first e-commerce platform that aims to reduce plastic waste by offering shoppers with durable, functional and reusable packaging. The launch has been backed by over…

Nestlé publishes data to drive transparency in food waste challenge

UK – Global food and drinks giant, Nestle has released data about its food waste to the public in a strategy to enhance transparency as it strives to reduce food loss and waste across the UK. The company has also published targets to reduce food loss in its operations as part of the UK Food…

Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food and beverage giants have agreed to adopt enhanced worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from their…

Nespresso to invest US$9.8m in new strategy to revive coffee industry

USA – Nespresso has announced that it is investing US$9.8 million (CHF 10 million) in a new strategy to revive the coffee industries in selected countries across the globe. The company has launched the Reviving Origins programme geared at restoring coffee farming in regions where it is under threat, as well as foster rural economic…

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,…

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone among founding members of China Food Tech Hub

CHINA – China-based startup accelerator and venture capital firm Bits x Bites has launched the China Food Tech Hub, with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills and Danone being among the ten founding members. Other members include Givaudan, Griffith Foods, Louis Dreyfus Company, Novozymes, Nutreco and Puratos. The hub will enhance collaboration with multinational consortium with an…

Olam partners IITA to help Ugandan coffee farmers build climate resilience

UGANDA – Olam International, a multinational agribusiness company has joined forces with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve Ugandan coffee farmers’ resilience to climate change. Olam, as a major coffee exporter in Uganda, is co-funding the project in the Mt Elgon region in the country as it seeks to promote cost saving…

ADM Milling receives workplace awareness and safety award

USA – ADM Milling has received recognition from two professional milling and baking industry associations for promoting workplace safety awareness in the year 2018. 42 ADM milling locations were honored by the American Bakers Association after the business recorded a DART (Days Away Restricted or Transferred) rate of .40 and a TCIR (Total Case Incident…

Coca-Cola Amatil on track to use 60% renewable energy by 2020

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced that it is on track to source 60 per cent of its energy from low-carbon and renewable by next year, as part of its push to improve manufacturing sustainability. According to the company’s 2018 Sustainability Report, it currently sources the equivalent of 56.2 per cent of its energy…