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McDonald's to source all Packaging from Renewable, Recycled or Certified sources by 2025
McDonald’s announces goals to improve its packaging and help significantly reduce waste to positively impact the communities the company serves around the world.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Turning Potato Starch into durable coatings to replace Paint and Varnish
If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, this usually takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. Bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions are hardly available. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are developing a cost-effective coating based on renewable raw materials, potato starch in particular
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
La papa y la ganadería ponen en peligro a páramo que surte de agua a Bogotá
El uso intensivo del suelo con papa y ganadería estaría afectando al páramo de Guacheneque. Este páramo provee el 30 % del agua que consume Bogotá. Una opción para protegerlo es pagar por servicios ambientales. Así, los usuarios del suelo reciben dinero por dejar una porción de sus predios con bosque nativo.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Kiremko introduces the Fair Future concept
Kiremko introduces its Fair Future concept. Every day we challenge ourselves to improve potato processing. That means we not only work on new machines and production lines but also on our customers’ success.
VDH Concept launches a new type of retail potato packaging
VDH Concept, a Belgian company specialized in retail packaging for potatoes, vegetables and fruit, has recently introduced SQ Pack, packaging with a net structure perforation.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
La industrialización: ¿el paso siguiente del rubro papero en Chile?
Sólo el 10% de la producción papera de Chile se procesa, por eso uno de los desafíos del rubro es generar mayor valor agregado en torno a este cultivo. Así lo precisó Luis Miquel, gerente general del Consorcio Papa Chile, en el XII Encuentro Nacional que se realizó entre el 23 y el 25 de agosto en el Hotel Sonesta, de la ciudad de Osorno.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
tna’s new energy-efficient freezer fan design reduces energy consumption for a more sustainable french fry production
Processing and Packaging Equipment manufacturer tna has introduced a new energy-efficient fan design for its Ferguson ener-freeze® FFV 3 to reduce energy consumption by more than 30%