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…

Maple Leaf to construct US$310m plant-based processing facility in Indiana

USA – Greenleaf Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian consumer packaged meats company, Maple Leaf Foods has unveiled plans to build a US$310 million plant-based protein food processing facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. According to the company, the approximately 230,000 square feet facility will be the largest and investment of its kind in North…

Fonterra recognizes high-performing farmers in new sustainability approach

NEW ZEALAND – The leading New Zealand’s dairy co-operative, Fonterra has unveiled a new sustainability approach which recognises farmers who strive to produce high-quality milk sustainably. Fonterra says the new approach will help equip farmers with knowledge of what is expected ‘today and in the future’ while putting sustainability at the forefront. This will enable…

Nigeria’s Coca-Cola bottler bags global water stewardship certification

NIGERIA – Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Coca-Cola franchise bottler in the country, has received the prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification becoming the first African bottling plant to receive the award. AWS is a global membership organisation comprising businesses and investors that seeks to contribute to the sustainability of local water resources by…