Sustainabilty Snippets: Big Japanese brands cutting food waste, Fonterra Climate Roadmap, top news from 2023 and more feature in our round-up

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Big Japanese brands cutting food waste, Fonterra Climate Roadmap, top news from 2023 and more feature in this edition of Sustainability Snippets. ©Getty Images
Big Japanese brands cutting food waste, Fonterra Climate Roadmap, top news from 2023 and more feature in this edition of Sustainability Snippets. ©Getty Images

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Big Japanese brands cutting food waste, Fonterra Climate Roadmap, top news from 2023 and more feature in this edition of Sustainability Snippets.

Supply and demand: Ajinomoto and Meiji among Japanese brands to focus on inventory management to cut food waste

Major Japanese brands Ajinomoto and Meiji have highlighted how efficient inventory management will be key to reduce food waste throughout their supply chains, as part of their commitment to the national Food Loss Reduction Declaration.

The Food Loss Reduction Declaration is led by the local Consumer Affairs Association (CAA) in Japan. As of November last year, CAA had secured commitments from over 100 local businesses to reduce food loss and food waste in their operations.

CAA has disclosed the latest full list of these businesses, amongst which were some of the most well-recognised food and beverage brands in the country.

Is dairy sustainability achievable? Mixed reactions to Fonterra’s new Climate Roadmap

Experts from the New Zealand food and beverage industry and academia have expressed mixed reactions to Fonterra’s recently-announced Climate Roadmap, simultaneously urging for farmer-level collaboration to be prioritised over novel tech.

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra recently announced its new Climate Roadmap targeting an overall ‘30% intensity reduction in on-farm emissions’ by 2030 from a 2018 baseline.

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Diageo and ecoSPIRITS go global with reusable glass packaging partnership

Diageo and circular economy tech company ecoSPIRITS are taking their reusable spirits packaging partnership global: turning to the ‘lower carbon, lower waste’ tech for Gordan’s, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff.

Diageo’s spirits will be sent to participating bars, hotels and restaurants in a 4.5L ecoTOTE (similar in function to a beer keg), which is designed to be used up to 150 times. Once empty, the packaging is collected, cleaned and refilled with the same spirit.

Danone’s Global Methane Hub partnership ‘welcome’ but more firms must act – Changing Markets Foundation

We take a closer look at Danone’s partnership with the Global Methane Hub and how effective technical solutions to methane mitigations really are.

Dairy major Danone made headlines by becoming the first corporate funder of the Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator, a globally-coordinated research venture coordinated by the Global Methane Hub.

The news came close to a year after the French company announced a 30% absolute methane emissions reduction target from fresh milk, pledging to remove 1.2m tons of carbon dioxide equivalent of methane emissions by 2030.

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