Renewable packaging will reduce the egg industry’s plastic cartons by 4.5 Million the first year.
March 13, 2020
Nature’s Yoke, one of the oldest co-ops of family farms on the east coast producing organic, pasture-raised and free-range eggs, plans to eliminate post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) egg cartons in 2020 and replace them with cartons made from 100% post-consumer paper. By eliminating all plastic egg packaging, Nature’s Yoke will reduce the number of plastic cartons used within the egg industry by 4,560,090 cartons annually.
While nearly 80% of respondents would consider delayed shipping if the environmental benefit was clearly articulated, they are unlikely to settle for higher costs in exchange for environmental benefits.
April 23, 2019
Even as topics like climate change continue to make headlines, only 52% have shifted their purchase decisions, with 66% intending to shift within the year, according to “Earth Day 2019,” a study produced by A.T. Kearney, Chicago.
Though more than 90% of respondents say they feel they know their local recycling rules, fewer than six in 10 reported researching them.
April 11, 2019
Although Americans are more environmentally concerned than ever, a patchwork system of local policies has confounded consumers and damaged recycling efforts, according to a report by Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C.
The LivingCube system boasts 12 mechanized growing, germination and irrigation machines, each built inside proprietary insulated 40-foot stainless-steel growing chambers.
January 30, 2019
DelFrescoPure, Canada, partnered with and CubicFarms, Canada, to develop LivingCube, a system of automated vertical farming growing machines that continuously produce living lettuce, living basil and micro-greens year-round.
The survey also revealed important differences in perceptions, trends and concerns among the groups.
August 14, 2018
The 2nd annual survey by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC), Ann Arbor, Mich., queried more than 300 public-sector representatives, top glass industry professionals and material recovery facility (MRF) operators in an open survey that took place May-June.
Since the recycling of wooden waste began, more than 2,000 tons of plant racks have been transported to recycling facilities.
April 12, 2018
Working closely with operation managers at Walmart's 400 Canadian stores, CHEP, Livonia, Mich., developed a reverse logistics and waste diversion solution to quickly and efficiently move all the excess racks to a recycling facility.
Since launching its sustainability efforts in 2008, the company has incorporated energy-saving measures designed to lower energy consumption, fossil fuel dependence and carbon emissions.
November 1, 2017
As Weis Markets expanded its customer base and footprint by more than 25% in 2016, the Sunbury, Pa.-based retailer also grew its sustainability efforts and continued to reduce its environmental footprint company-wide.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.