SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

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Imagindairy closes seed round to reach investment total of $28m

FoodTech startup Imagindairy Ltd – developer of animal-free milk proteins – has secured an additional US$15 million in its extended seed-round. read more

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Buen Vato to launch world’s first Tequila in a cardboard bottle

Buen Vato, the world’s first tequila in a cardboard container – shaped as a bottle and made from 94 per cent recycled material – will be launched in Europe in July 2022, starting in the Swedish market. read more

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Eatplanted launches nationwide listing in Europe’s largest health and leisure group, David Lloyd Leisure

Europe’s leading meat alternative brand, Eatplanted, is partnering with David Lloyd Leisure – Europe’s largest health and leisure group – to launch of the ‘tastiest and most sustainable’ dishes on the new spring/summer menu in the group’s UK Clubs, all based on its award-winning Eatplanted.chicken. read more

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Kafoodle partners with My Emissions for integrated food carbon labelling

Kafoodle, the kitchen management software company, has partnered with My Emissions to allow clients access to simple, automated food carbon labelling. This is the first time users can access integrated food carbon labelling within a kitchen management software. read more

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Fiorentini eats up energy savings

Leading European snack manufacturer Fiorentini aims to achieve over 400,000 kWh in energy savings annually. ABB’s Ability™ Energy Manager will create a digital twin for sustainable decision-making and enable the monitoring of almost 100 intelligent communication devices in real time across Fiorentini’s high-tech production plant. read more

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Chocolaterie Guylian unleashes global ambitions with full relaunch

Chocolaterie Guylian, world famous for its Belgian chocolate sea shells, is carrying out a thorough modernisation, alongside promoting its ambition to be sustainability leader in the chocolate industry. read more

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Pharmactive ramps up its sustainability policy

Pharmactive’s eco-management protocol has received ISO endorsement, as the firm doubles down on promoting biodiversity and rural workforces. read more

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Aqua Cultured Foods signs PoC with Migros to advance development of seafood alternatives

Food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods has signed a Proof of Concept (PoC) with Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer, to advance the development of its seafood alternatives with a realistic taste and texture. read more

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Delafruit announces B Corp certification

Spanish-based food manufacturer Delafruit has announced it has achieved B Corp status, which recognises businesses who are meeting higher social and environmental standards. Delafruit (previously known as Go Fruselva) is one of Ella’s Kitchen’s biggest partners and credits the baby food brand with inspiring the company to seek certification. read more

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UK’s number-one baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen turns Black Friday green

Ella's Kitchen, the UK's number-one baby food brand, is once again turning Black Friday ‘Green’ with its pledge to donate all profits from its online sales from Friday 26th through to Monday 29th November to ‘Trees for Life’ – a UK charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. read more

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Ella’s Kitchen announces major milestone on net-zero journey, with approval of science-based targets

The UK’s number-one baby and toddler food brand has received approval of climate targets by the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement fulfils a key element of the firm’s ‘BIG Pledge to Little People’, which sets out the ambition to reach Net Zero by 2030 and build a better world for future generations. read more

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Sustainable coffee grown in Finland with help of ‘cellular agriculture’

Finland – the world's top coffee consuming nation per capita – has produced its first batch of coffee cells with the help of cellular agriculture. read more

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Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group to become first wholesale partners of FairKitchens in UK

Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group have announced a partnership with #FairKitchens – a global movement fighting for a healthier and more sustainable hospitality industry. read more

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WRAP calls on businesses to help reverse spike in self-reported household food waste

Positive food management behaviours adopted during lockdown led to a 43-per-cent decline in food waste. However, as the UK reopens, household food waste is again rising, finds ngo WRAP. read more

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ILLIG to showcase sustainable, all-paper blister pack @Fachpack

ILLIG – a leading global supplier of thermoforming systems and tool systems for thermoplastics and cardboard – is to showcase its new sustainable, all-paper blister-pack innovation at Fachpack, when the premier packaging show returns to Nuremberg from 28–30 November 2021. read more

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Hamburg-based CREMER OLEO strengthens activities worldwide

CREMER OLEO  – an international specialist in vegetable oils and fats, and part of the Hamburg-based global CREMER group of companies – is expanding its global trade and production activities. read more

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Aleph Farms completes $105m Series B funding round to scale-up cultivated meat production

Aleph Farms – a leader in sustainable, cultivated meat – will use the new funds to scale-up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022. read more

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Green charity claims UK retailers are “fuelling demand for meat and dairy at expense of the climate”

UK supermarkets are fuelling demand for meat and dairy products, which is harming public health and the climate, according to a new supermarket scorecard published by environmental charity, Feedback. read more

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Ella’s Kitchen unveils impressive social and environmental progress in 2021 sustainability report

Ella’s Kitchen has published its latest ‘Good Stuff We Do’ sustainability report, unveiling key social and environmental progress made since July 2019. The UK’s leading baby food brand also pledged to tackle pandemic-related impacts on early-years nutrition. read more

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Companies take action towards living wages

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, has announced with global companies Aldi Nord, Aldi Sud, Eosta Fyffes, Fairphone, L’Oréal, Schijvens  Fyffes, Superunie, Taylors of, Harrogate, and Unilever to take action towards living wages. In a joint Call to Action, they call on other companies to do the same. read more

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Bureau Veritas presses firms to renew their sustainability focus following a rise in single-use plastics

UK businesses are being urged to prioritise their efforts to reduce single-use plastics by certification leader Bureau Veritas, following a rise in plastic waste in 2020 as firms took steps to limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. read more

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Ella’s Kitchen CEO urges UK firms to not lose sight of sustainability initiatives amidst pandemic

A new study reveals that a shocking 70 per cent of UK business leaders admit they have paused on sustainability initiatives in 2020 due to the pandemic. In contrast, Mark Cuddigan – CEO of leading baby food brand Ella's Kitchen – says that UK businesses should be putting climate change at the heart of their Covid-19 recovery strategy. read more

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Ella's Kitchen and Danone Yogurt launch collaborative recycling programme

B Corporations Ella’s Kitchen and Danone Yogurt are partnering with TerraCycle to provide a UK-wide recycling solution for all baby food and yogurt pouches. The scheme calls on other F&B brands to join the programme as co-sponsors and make it easier for consumers to recycle food packaging. read more

Latest issue – Vol 2/22
– Anuga FoodTec focus
– Thaifex-Anuga Special
– The darker side of dark kitchens
– Europe's broken breadbasket
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