Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Packaging developed to offer sustainable alternatives

Sustainable packaging solutions

Arjowiggins, Futamura and Innovia Films discuss the growing importance of sustainable packaging options in confectionery, and whether this would mean high-barrier to increase shelf-life or easily recyclable materials.   Before the pandemic, some brands, manufacturers and retailers were able to drag their feet in adopting plastic-free alternatives. However, growing public consciousness and rising expectations from…

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Hershey announces bold commitments to reduce global emissions

Hershey announces bold commitments to reduce global emissions

The Hershey Company has announced new commitments to advance its environmental progress and contribute to global climate action. Hershey has set ambitious new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the global best practice of the Paris Climate Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. In 2019, Hershey committed to the Science…

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Nestlé sets out plan to half emissions by 2030

Nestlé sets out plan to half emissions by 2030

Nestlé has announced its global roadmap to achieve net zero* greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embracing the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. As a signatory of the UN ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan to halve the company’s emissions by 2030,…

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Packaging sees growth in standards

Higher standards for packaging in place

 International Confectionery speaks with Marden Edwards, GEA and Syntegon about the latest developments in packaging and how increased need for automation and sustainability are at the forefront of these changes.   Since COVID-19 has continued to spread and forced industries to re-think business strategies whilst maintaining opportunities to remain financially buoyant, one industry has gained…

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Coconut industry launches first sustainable charter

Coconut industry launches first sustainable charter

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, leaders from AAK, FrieslandCampina, Harmless Harvest Thailand, Nestlé, and Unilever joined Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, to sign the coconut industry’s first Sustainable Coconut Charter. The charter aims to improve farmer livelihoods, lessen the carbon footprint of…

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Belts that ensure quality, connectivity and efficiency

Belts that ensure quality, connectivity and efficiency

Berndorf Band Group, tna solutions and the industrial process solutions company, IPCO, speak to International Confectionery about the key trends driving innovation in the belts sector.   Bakery and confectionery products have seen a rise in product demand due to the both the luxury and comforting element of eating these types of goods throughout the…

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Sustainable packing concepts are decisive for the consumers

Sustainable packing concepts are decisive for the consumers

ProSweets Cologne from 31.01.-03.02.2021 will underline how important packing is in terms of high buying impulses for sweets at the point of sale. At the supplier trade fair for the snacks and sweets industry, the exhibiting companies will present their latest innovations and progress with regards to sustainable and digital packing concepts. The controversy about…

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Carma announces 100% sustainably sourced ingredients

Carma uses 100% sustainable sugar beet in their ingredients list

Carma, a Swiss gourmet chocolate brand under the Barry Callebaut umbrella, has announced it is the first Barry Callebaut brand to use 100% sustainably sourced ingredients for their couvertures. There are many chocolate producers who source sustainable cocoa. Carma says they go beyond just cocoa to sourcing the most sustainable ingredients at every step of…

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BENEO furthers carbon neutrality at Oreye chicory root fibre plant

BENEO furthers carbon reduction at Oreye plant

BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a 40% reduction in specific carbon emissions atits Oreye facility in Belgium. This achievement is a result of a 10-year program of energy saving, which closed with an €11 million investment into increased energy efficiency measures. The reductions at Oreye show the company’s continued commitment to prioritising sustainable practices…

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GEA emphasises sustainable packaging at Packaging Days

Sustainable packaging suggested by GEA

With sustainability increasingly important in food packaging, it’s only logical that packaging systems not only need to be efficient, safe and flexible but also conserve energy and resources. GEA product experts demonstrated the technology group’s solutions for this segment at this year’s Packaging Days, staged at the Biedenkopf plant (Germany) in November. Over two days,…

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