Tag Archives: packaging

McDonald’s reached Certified Fibre milestone for packaging in Europe

MCDONALD'S has announced that as of October 2015, all centrally-sourced packaging that is distributed across its 38 European markets is chain-of-custody certified, with wood fibre coming from recycled sources or forests certified to one of two globally recognised standards for responsible forest management: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard or a Programme for Endorsement of Forest…
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What’s holding business sustainability back? 

A WEEK ago I asked the question “Why aren’t we better with our waste in 2015” and in it I alluded to the fact that there are some fundamental things that can be done by companies to improve overall sustainable performance. So why aren’t more businesses making much more rapid progress?        …
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Buying responsibly: Green10 simplifies a complex challenge

Green10 is the new responsible sourcing initiative developed by procurement specialist Acquire Services to help foodservice businesses develop and monitor their responsible sourcing goals.                             Many foodservice providers have struggled with the responsible buying/green agenda for a while now, but clients and…
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Foodservice Footprint Issue 11 – May 2011

Which would you choose: a voluntary initiative with you all working together to achieve change; or tighter regulation that forces change? It’s a tough call. This Government has certainly nailed its (two) colours to the ‘voluntary’ mast. And the Responsibility Deal is a case a point.   The RD has been established to “tap into…
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You Can Lead A Horse To Water……..

However innovative disposables manufacturers are in producing bio-degradable and recyclable solutions for packaging, they cannot control whether the consumer uses the appropriate waste stream if, indeed, said waste stream exists. John Young, Foodservice Sales & Marketing Director of food packaging and disposables giant Huhtamaki, talks to Kathy Bowry about the problems faced. There seems to…
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The Throwaway Industry? Footprint Forum: 27 May 2010

An expert panel assembled for the third Footprint Forum at Pret A Manager's London headquarter to discuss the environmental impact of packaging in the foodservice supply chain and some of the innovations and initiatives being implemented to counter this. Delegates, including operators, suppliers and distributors, heard panellists acknowledge that whilst cutting down on packaging, food…
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Energy and Logistics

Brakes, one of the UK’s leading foodservice suppliers, is using a wide variety of solutions to minimise the impact of the business on the environment through increased efficiency and green business practices. Energy consumption:   In 2008 Brakes reduced energy consumption through a combination of operational changes, internal awareness campaigns around energy efficiency and training…
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A Major Vision

                  A global food crisis could mean a future in which 'local' is focal, says Nick Fenwicke-Clennell         "Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools…
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