An integrated design approach appears to be the next frontier for the fluid milk market, where the minimum input is used to get the maximum use of materials at the end. This can only come about by the value chain working together, namely raw materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, e.g. of blow molding equipment, distribution equipment manufacturers, e.g. of crate packing equipment, processors/brand owners and retailers.
A Wisconsin cheese producer is utilizing a two-stage digestion process to convert its high-strength waste to biogas while reducing the cost and liability associated with using land application methods to handle its high-strength wastes.
August 1, 2013
Anaerobic treatment technologies are a cost-effective means of managing high-strength organic wastes, while avoiding expensive treatment costs imposed by municipalities and contending with increasingly strict environmental regulations
Unilever has reduced electricity use by 13%, natural gas use by 16% and water consumption by more than 1.1 million gallons per year.
April 24, 2013
The Unilever Ice Cream plant in Henderson, Nev., was recognized for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability and Ballard Family Dairy & Cheese, Gooding, Idaho, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency.
Tetra Pak packages with bio-based polymer caps derived from sugar cane grew to 610 million in 2012. Nestlé and Coca-Cola are among the first companies to use these packages in South America.
April 3, 2013
In 2012 alone, carton recycling expanded to nearly 8 million households. Tetra Pak is investing tens of millions of euros to promote consumer awareness and work with local municipalities in its drive to increase recycling rates around the world.