Sep 6, 2016
Single-serve coffee systems are convenient and simple to use. Their main drawback is the packaging waste they leave behind, composed of a mix of materials. But recycling is possible. Thanks to a recycling programme created by TASSIMO and TerraCycle, 50 tonnes of waste or 3 million pods and packages have been diverted from incineration.Read More
Aug 23, 2016
Food waste is a problem for the economy and the environment alike. The grocery chain City Gross is trying to tackle the problem, by putting special waste investigators in charge of improving procedures and coming up with counteractions. One example is the store in Hyllinge, which serves up food prepared from products close to expiry. ”Wastage is a familiar...Read More
Aug 16, 2016
During the summer of 2016 articles from our growing archive will be republished. This one was first published in march 2013. The connection between food and climate change is something that the food industry takes seriously. The production and consumption of food results in the emission of greenhouse gases – from farmland, greenhouse, to the dining table. “For us, climate...Read More
Jun 7, 2016
Porous iron powder is a functional high-tech material, capable of removing multiple contaminants from water and wastewater. Höganäs delivers complete solutions, both for treating drinking water and industrial waste water. The secret is the sponge-like geometry of the iron particles, which gives them a very large reactive surface area. Höganäs is one of the oldest companies in Sweden. It...Read More
Apr 20, 2016
“To start a fish farm at a lead smelter might seem like a far-fetched idea, but it is actually a very good example of industrial symbiosis”, says Peter Carlsson, CEO of Boliden Bergsöe, Landskrona. ”A couple of years ago, we began to have a problem with waste heat we could not put to use. For many years, our surplus...Read More
Mar 1, 2016
”We have developed a new and more sustainable method of grain cultivation that cuts its environmental impact by 20 percent. So far, 70 000 tonnes of such wheat has been harvested in Sweden. It has cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 6,000 tonnes”, says Claes Johansson, Head of Sustainability at Lantmännen. Focus on the farm ”From field to fork,...Read More
Feb 2, 2016
”Our business concept is to contribute to a more sustainable society through offering consumers and businesses cost-effective, environmentally-friendly and robust packaging solutions. Our product, the iFoodbag®, is an innovative carrier bag for which several worldwide patents are pending. It protects chilled and frozen food for up to 24 hours, and is suitable for retailers such as e-commerce companies selling...Read More
Nov 24, 2015
”Many in the food industry are frustrated with the large amounts of edible food that are thrown away instead of being used. Our business concept is to help suppliers and producers empty their stocks and sell their products online”, says Ulf Skagerström, one of the partners of Matsmart AB. (The company name means “food clever” in Swedish.) ”Matsmart deals...Read More
Nov 10, 2015
”Zoéga’s has offered dark roasted coffee to Swedish consumers for 130 years, but it is not a given that a cup of coffee will be as readily available in the future”, says Claus Boysen, Nordic Marketing Manager at Nescafé. Zoégas, Nescafé and Nespresso are all brands within the food and beverage group Nestlé, one of the world’s major purchasers...Read More
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