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Plastic a top priority as R&D budgets shift to sustainable innovation

Plastic a top priority as R&D budgets shift

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


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[16 March, Katy Askew, Food Navigator]

Representatives from some of the world’s largest food companies including McDonald’s, Coca Cola and Caspa Food have indicated intentions to collaborate on what’s been identified as one of the priority sustainability issues in the industry. Focusing innovation on developing sustainable solutions to the global impact of plastics used throughout the supply chain but particularly in packaging was ranked higher than both the sourcing of sustainable natural resources and emissions reductions in a survey of nearly 200 attendees at the second Congress on Sustainable Development hosted in Spain. McDonald’s CEO in Spain, John Alves stated the “added responsibility that large companies now have to reach solutions and be able to scale them” including that joint work between companies must play the role to be an engine of change.

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