Australian researchers have used the tropical fruits durian and jackfruit to develop a new form of energy storage that is both cost-effective and double-sustainable, from both waste management and environmental perspectives.
Malaysia is looking to utilise blockchain technology and traceability to raise the level of trust in its local palm oil industry, by proving its commitment to transparent, sustainable and responsible supply chains.
Nestle Australia has announced plans to develop a sorting and recycling system focusing solely on soft plastics, which have hitherto received far less attention in recycling schemes than rigid plastics.
Single-use, disposable food packaging appears to have made a comeback rising on the coattails of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many consumers believe this to be safer and/or more hygienic – but are these beliefs truly warranted?
UAE’s food and beverage manufacturer National Food Products Company (NFPC) has launched its Oasis brand of drinking water in sustainable Tetra Pak carton packaging, the first water brand in the region to do so.
The export slowdown of packaging materials from China in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak could exacerbate the shortage of products such as rice, flour, pasta, biscuits, and UHT in Australia caused by the current panic buying, according to the boss of...
The Government of Victoria in Australia has initiated a new 10-year circular economy and sustainability action plan dubbed Recycling Victoria, complete with a container deposit scheme which has received the backing of Coca-Cola Amatil.
Fonterra’s 2019 Sustainability Report has highlighted various strategies that the major dairy co-operative intends to implement to 2025, with particular emphasis on key areas such as health and packaging.
Global food and beverage giant PepsiCo has revealed its key sustainability priorities and strategies for the APAC region, ranging all the way through the food chain from agricultural strategies to packaging recycling efforts.
The alternative protein-based foods industry and government in Australia are at odds over the use of terms such as ‘milk’, ‘meat’ and ‘seafood’ to label these, with tensions rising after the issue proceeded to high-level ministerial discussions.
Many big F&B brands in India have been making the shift towards the responsible labelling of products, but this is still lacking in smaller local companies – a situation that might be helped by implementing better and stricter labels and regulations,...
Public pressure to find solutions to plastic pollution means companies are ‘on the verge’ of swapping to other materials with ‘new, and potentially greater, environmental consequences’, a new report warns.
Kerry has teamed up with IBM’s artificial intelligence (AI) arm Watson to develop a new AI-based tool aptly dubbed Trendspotter, which it claims can help F&B manufacturers to identify and launch new products ‘ahead of trend’.
Sustainability is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in APAC’s food and beverage industry, but it can be hard to distinguish between greenwashing and a genuine commitment best practice. That’s why in this edition of Asia’s Food Future: Industry 4.0,...
A new report on plastic waste and recycling commissioned by Coca-Cola has pushed for F&B firms, especially in the ASEAN beverage industry, to look at setting up non-profit facilities focusing on PET recycling as a means with ‘significant potential’...
Nestle Malaysia and Indonesia have opted to exchange the commonly-used plastic straws attached to UHT packaged drinks for paper options for some of its most-popular products, assuring consumers that this option is both ‘effective’ and ‘scalable’.
An internationally-backed Indian nanotechnology-based fruit and vegetable shelf-life extension formulation has moved beyond the research phase into commercialisation, claiming to extend freshness by a minimum of two weeks.
Advocates of 3D food printing believe it has widespread opportunities for both food personalisation and sustainability, so in this edition of Asia’s Food Future: Industry 4.0 we assess if the technology truly has the potential to transform the industry.
India’s Stellapps Technologies has emerged as the top champion of the Rabobank SustainableAg Asia Challenge following an intense pitching session, as experts and judges urged a mindset shift from ‘competitive’ to ‘complementary’ to achieve true sustainable...
Carlsberg, Coca-Cola and Absolut create paper bottle research community
Flexibility, food safety and quality, as well as increased productivity are three of the major proven benefits that the Industry 4.0 revolution has brought to the food and beverage industry, according to food packaging and processing giant Tetra Pak.