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Every year, Earth Day reminds us of our responsibility to nurture the planet that nourishes us. This year, let’s turn our focus to the very foundation of our lives – food. From farm to fork, the food industry has a significant impact on the environment. But it also holds immense potential for positive change.

This collection of articles explores innovative, tech-driven, and practical solutions for building a more sustainable food system. 

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1. Starting to Think Sustainably: Addressing Big Issues Is Best Accomplished With Small Steps

Tackling sustainability issues can be complex and overwhelming. Fortunately, even small changes can create a big difference for your business and the planet. Learn how focusing on implementable actions within your company can lead to a meaningful and impactful ESG program. 

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2. A Pragmatic Approach to Calculating Carbon Footprint

Feeling the pressure to reduce your environmental impact? This article offers a pragmatic approach to calculating your carbon footprint, leveraging a tool you might already have: your ERP software. Discover how to streamline this process and unlock potential cost savings while making a positive impact on the planet.

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3. Hitting the Targets: Sustainability and Profit

Profitability and sustainability – can they coexist? Absolutely! The food and beverage industry is proving that sustainable practices can go hand-in-hand with strong business performance. Innovative approaches to sourcing, operations, and logistics are not only good for the environment, but can also increase efficiency, reduce costs, and boost your bottom line. 

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4. The Food & Beverage Industry Needs New Material: A Sustainable Future for Packaging

The food and beverage industry faces a growing challenge – traditional plastic packaging just isn’t sustainable. Guest authors from The Ohio State University and PepsiCo discuss the need for innovative, new materials to create a sustainable future for food packaging. Learn why current options fall short and how the industry is searching for alternatives like bio-based plastics that are better for the environment without sacrificing product quality.  

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5. Using AI to Develop Better, More Sustainable Food Packaging Faster

Innovation meets sustainability! Artificial intelligence (AI) is helping to develop better performing, safer, and more environmentally-friendly packaging materials – faster than ever before. Learn how AI can be used to reduce waste and accelerate the creation of sustainable solutions for the food industry. 

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6. Strategies to Enhance Sustainable Food Packaging

Consumers are increasingly eco-conscious, and sustainable practices are a must for food and beverage companies. This article explores actionable strategies to enhance your food packaging’s sustainability. Discover how to choose eco-friendly materials and optimize your packaging processes for a reduced environmental footprint. 

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7. World Consumer Rights Day: The Role of ESG in Packaging Practices to Build Consumer Trust

Packaging plays a big role in consumer trust. This article explores how companies can use sustainable packaging practices to not only benefit the environment, but also build trust and loyalty with customers. Responsible sourcing, ethical production, and clear labeling can give your brand a competitive edge. 

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