Food Ticker
The Business of Food
and Beverage
 
Food Ticker
The Business of Food and Beverage
Advertisement
Tourism Ticker
Advertisement
Tourism Ticker
  News   Analysis   Opinion
Thursday 21 October 2021

Environment

New supply chain strategy, transport targets, food waste proposals – govt seeks emissions feedback 13th October 2021 /

New supply chain strategy, transport targets, food waste proposals – govt seeks emissions feedback

A freight and supply chain strategy, developing a circular economy and bioeconomy, and further reducing and separating food waste are among new low-emission initiatives the government is seeking feedback on.


Mars follows McDonald’s with 2050 carbon zero pledge, plans to push suppliers too 6th October 2021 /

Mars follows McDonald’s with 2050 carbon zero pledge, plans to push suppliers too

Global food businesses Mars and McDonald’s have accelerated their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) strategies, both pledging to move to net z


GIDI funding “significant boost” to ending coal – SFF 4th October 2021 /

GIDI funding “significant boost” to ending coal – SFF

Silver Fern Farms says securing a $1m grat from the government will help the company end coal use by 2030.


Food firms secure $19m to decarbonise 1st October 2021 /

Food firms secure $19m to decarbonise

Meadow Mushrooms, Talley’s and Mataura Valley Milk among latest recipients of $70m GIDI fund.


Air NZ switches out single-use in eco-serviceware trial 24th September 2021 /

Air NZ switches out single-use in eco-serviceware trial

Air New Zealand is testing new eco-serviceware for its international inflight food offerings.


Progress too slow in circular economy transition – report 22nd September 2021 /

Progress too slow in circular economy transition – report

New Zealand is missing out on economic gains because it has been too slow to transition to a low carbon circular economy, according to a new report from the Sustainable Business Network.


Govt delays climate change emissions reduction plan 16th September 2021

Govt delays climate change emissions reduction plan

The plan was expected to be released by this December.


SFF achieves top environmental certification 31st August 2021 /

SFF achieves top environmental certification

Silver Fern Farms says it has achieved Toitū enviromark diamond certification, the highest New Zealand-based environmental certification. 


Fonterra to ditch coal at Stirling site 28th July 2021 /

Fonterra to ditch coal at Stirling site

Fonterra is to stop using coal at its Stirling cheese plant in Otago, moving to wood biomass to fire the site by August 2022.


NZ to ban hard to recycle packaging, raft of single-use plastic items… 28th June 2021 /

NZ to ban hard to recycle packaging, raft of single-use plastic items…

The government is banning difficult to recycle food and drink packaging and a raft of single-use plastics by 2025.


Environmental hubs get $6.4m goverment grant 10th June 2021

Environmental hubs get $6.4m goverment grant

Environmental programmes across the country are in line for a $6.4m grant from the Ministry for the Environment, according to Secretary for the Environment Vicky Robertson.


E Tipu 2021: Green goes mainstream for investors 17th May 2021 /

E Tipu 2021: Green goes mainstream for investors

With even institutional investors wanting green metrics, there has been a convergence of mainstream and impact investment in the agrifoodtech community.


‘Ditch the meat’ this World Earth Day – Vegetarian Society 21st April 2021

‘Ditch the meat’ this World Earth Day – Vegetarian Society

Consumers should give up meat on World Earth Day, even if only for a day, says the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.


Zero Waste Network pushes for beverage container return scheme 21st April 2021

Zero Waste Network pushes for beverage container return scheme

“The Government has invested 18 months of work into figuring out how a container return scheme would work, but unfortunately vested industry groups are pushing hard to exclude glass from the scheme.”


Climate Action Toolbox launches to help SMEs 7th April 2021

Climate Action Toolbox launches to help SMEs

The Climate Action Toolbox has been launched to help small businesses reduce their carbon emissions.


Govt urged to ban ‘throw away’ paper, plastic products 17th March 2021

Govt urged to ban ‘throw away’ paper, plastic products

Our Seas Our Future is calling on prime minister Jacinda Ardern to ban single-use paper and plastic products.


Countdown doubles Growing For Good grants to 50K 4th March 2021 /

Countdown doubles Growing For Good grants to 50K

In its third year, Growing for Good grants aimed inspire New Zealand kids to learn about and preserve the environment.


Again Again eyes expansion with $750k raise 5th November 2020

Again Again eyes expansion with $750k raise

A reusable cup company has launched its $750,000 crowdfunded equity raise to back an expansion of its cup service, and expand its product range to replace other single-use plastics.


Programme launches for virtual zero-waste event 20th October 2020

Programme launches for virtual zero-waste event

The five-day event is being held next month.