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
Mar 11, 2014 |
Within the European Union we throw away on average 179 kg of food per person per year. If nothing is done, the trend will increase. In Sweden alone, we throw away a million tons of food waste per year. The EU Parliament has set a target to halve food waste by 2025. According to Sweden’s Environmental Protection Agency savings...Read More
Feb 18, 2014 |
“Today, toxic coal smoke from cooking causes more deaths than malaria and it takes six tons of wood to produce one ton of charcoal,” says Per Löfberg, Marketing Manager for the Swedish-Zambian company Emerging Cooking Solutions. “We have developed a system of pellet-fired stoves that help to save forests, reduce the time of cooking, and enhance health and household...Read More
Oct 5, 2013 |
Is it possible to make plastic from Jerusalem artichokes? The question may sound strange but it is possible, as Professor Bo Mattiasson can attest. Mattiasson is one of the initiators of a unique bio-refinery that opened in the summer of 2012. It plays an important role in the development of processes to produce chemicals, fuels and other products from...Read More
Sep 14, 2013 |
“Optimal packaging meets the requirements for product protection and saves both money and the environment. At the same time, it must be functional for all users along the value chain, professional as well as end consumers,” says Hjalmar Granberg, who is a researcher at Innventia’s R&D section for new materials. “An important area for us is sustainability, and we...Read More
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