Sep 29, 2015 |
Industrial livestock production is associated with considerable greenhouse gas emissions, and with other environmental issues such as nutrient pollution. Efficiency measures often collide with the interest of animal welfare. Meanwhile, there is a need to increase global food production, and the demand for meat is rising. A possible solution to the dilemma is offered by synthetic biology. Alternative sources...Read More
Jun 2, 2015 |
Swedish company Vegafish has started cultivating jumbo shrimp together with food giant Findus. The shrimp are grown indoors in a closed aquaculture environment using waste heat and waste products. It is a well-tuned and environmentally efficient system that is growing globally in popularity. A flock of microorganisms process the system so well that water does not need circulation. The...Read More
Apr 7, 2015 |
“We have created the world’s first fully renewable packaging for dairy products and other beverages,” says Erik Lindroth, Environmental Director at Tetra Pak Nordics. “Finnish dairy producer Valio became the first company to use Tetra Rex® Bio-based packaging. This world premiere is one of many milestones in Tetra Pak’s long-term efforts to strengthen its product portfolio’s environmental performance and...Read More
Jan 14, 2015 |
“Our brand Garant Såklart [loosely translated: Guarantee Of course] is a new way of addressing climate concerns to minimize environmental impact,” says Åsa Domeij, responsible for environmental and social responsibility at Axfood. “The range includes body care and cleaning products like detergents.” “Currently, the range includes 20 products sold through Axfood channels. Free of perfumes and allergens, the range...Read More
Jan 14, 2015 |
In an increasingly competitive environment, food manufacturers are trying to trim their packaging costs without compromising quality. This is not a simple equation to solve. Food packaging performs many different functions such as protecting the contents and providing a surface for images and text. One feature that has become increasingly important is to minimize the environmental impact of the...Read More
Nov 14, 2014 |
Nowadays, most of the food we buy is packaged. The packaging makes it easier to handle, transport and protect food against impact and pressure, light, moisture, oxygen, microorganisms and impurities. The packaging also helps to preserve the nutritional value, taste and smell. Usually, plastic or paper packaging materials are used as well as glass and metal. From a consumer...Read More
Nov 14, 2014 |
Access to clean water is a prerequisite for a dignified and healthy life. Every year, millions of people suffer from diseases as a result of poor sanitation and lack of clean water. And every day, 1,400 children die worldwide from diarrheal diseases such as cholera and typhoid. Clean water is so significant that the UN General Assembly has recognized...Read More
Sep 23, 2014 |
A trash bag that consists of lime, vegetable starch and biodegradable polyester has recently been developed. It took Åke Rosén, founder of EcoLean, three years to perfect the new environmentally friendly bag. The bag is now commercially available in Sweden and is sold by Gaia Holding AB that specializes in household, commercial kitchen and restaurant waste. “Gaia means Mother...Read More
Aug 6, 2014 |
“Barista was started in September 2006 with the intention of being a new kind of coffee shop –nerdy coffees and organic products, knowledgeable and lively staff, and a transparent value chain with Fair Trade and a cooperation with the UN”, says Björn Almér, one of the founders of Barista. “Together with Nina Forsberg and Maria Andersson, we created a...Read More
Mar 11, 2014 |
“About ten years ago, the Swedish Consumer Agency asked a number of consumers about what they considered the most important criteria when purchasing detergent. In first place came detergent efficiency – the laundry should be clean, the second criteria was price and the third was the environmental impact. A similar market survey, conducted a few years ago, showed that...Read More
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