Bio & Sustainability

European Organic Congress 2021 to take place online from Lisbon on 16-18 June 2021

European Organic Congress 2021 to take place online from Lisbon on 16-18 June 2021

Published on May 31st, 2021

The European Organic Congress by IFOAM, with the title “Organic’s contribution to the European Green Deal”, aims this year to inspire the participants by focusing on how the agri-food sector’s initiatives enhance the transition towards a more sustainable food system, through the aid of leading examples from representatives and experts amidst the organic sector. The New EU Organic Regulation 848/2018 will also be explored, while focusing on its implications for the objective of 25% EU organic land by 2030.

GLOBALG.A.P. launched new GGN Label

Organto finances further growth

Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life

Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life

Published on Feb 10th, 2021

© TIPA and Perfotec

 

Compostable packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have teamed up to create laser micro-perforated compostable film packaging that can extend the shelf-life of fresh produce. The packaging performs as conventional plastic but decomposes in compost back into the soil with no toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants.

San Telmo and Ecoembes unite for a sustainable future

San Telmo and Ecoembes unite for a sustainable future

Published on Feb 10th, 2021

San Telmo Business School, which trains senior managers of consumer goods companies has teamed up with and Ecoembes, a non-profit environmental organisation that coordinates the recycling of packaging throughout Spain, in an alliance to jointly promote the role of companies in creating a circular economy, as well as to identify possible public-private collaboration strategies for the same purpose.

Edeka expands Apeel to grapefruits and lemons

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Published on Jan 13th, 2021

© Melinda and Novamont

 

Melinda and Novamont have teamed up to launch a more sustainable form of packaging. Begun last October, general director of Melinda, Paolo Gerevini, said the strategy is aimed at defining “who we are and what we want to become”. The totally compostable solution for organic apples that comes from Melinda’s processing waste.

Carrefour launched 157 new organic products in 2020

Carrefour launched 157 new organic products in 2020

Published on Jan 12th, 2021
Photo: Carrefour

In total, the French supermarket chain has more than 400 organic farming and livestock references, sold under the Carrefour Bio brand. In 2020 alone, Carrefour Bio launched 157 new products. In addition, and to promote both the production and the consumption of these types of articles, Carrefour develops a series of initiatives such as the elimination of VAT on fresh organic products and collaboration with Spanish farmers to develop these products.

Amcor launches first recyclable shrink bag for meat, poultry, and cheese

Sector hails opening of Biomarket

Sector hails opening of Biomarket

Published on Dec 17th, 2020
In presence of J. Tejedo, general director of Mercabarna, A. Colau, Mayor of Barcelona and A. Colom, President of Mercabarna © Mercabarna

 

Mercabarna’s Biomarket in Barcelona opened at the end of November, an exclusive wholesale market for organic products. The Fernández global fruit group has taken advantage of this new facility by setting up three new stalls to offer organic products and services to its customers and suppliers.

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