Dairy Foods is highlighting sustainability this month with a roundup of articles discussing recycling, energy, transportation and sustainable packaging.

Dairies transition to a greener package

Jorge Izquierdo, vice president of market development, for PMMI, Reston, Va., writes about dairies transitioning to a greener package. Processing and packaging technology suppliers are accommodating the accompanying material and equipment requirements with innovations such as those seen in September at Pack Expo Las Vegas…read more.

Recycling and milk cartons

Clay Detlefsen, senior vice president, regulatory and environmental affairs and staff counsel for the National Milk Producers Federations, Arlington, Va., writes about recycling in his column in our October 2015 issue. He said it's time to take another look at milk cartons, specifically paperboard milk cartons and drink boxes…read more.

Hilmar Cheese’s green efforts

Contributing Writer Ed Finkel talks with Hilmar Cheese Co., discussing the company's green efforts and recent U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy...read more.

Land O’Lakes reduces its environmental footprint

Land O’Lakes Inc. tackles water, energy and transportation issues in another article from Ed Finkel. The company has worked to reduce its environmental footprint through resource conservation, transportation, logistics and manufacturing efficiencies, and renewable energy on the farm, according to the company’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility report...read more.

A zero waste goal

In a special guest blog, Tiffany Abend, corporate sustainability manager with Crystal Creamery, discusses firsthand how the company strives for zero waste at all of its production and depot facilities, enlisting consumers to help...read more.