Délifrance commits to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

first_imgBakery supplier Délifrance has pledged to use only 100% recyclable packaging by the end of 2025.Packaging concerns are top of the agenda for foodservice and retail operators, as well as their customers, according to Délifrance. As such, it has put a roadmap in place to put sustainability ‘front and centre’ of its business objectives.The roadmap is underpinned by three pillars:Reduce – Reducing the weight of each packaging component and the number of components in their packaging system. Adapting product and packaging sizes to reduce the impact of transportRecycle – Improve recyclability of Délifrance packaging including plastic colour, type and material combination. Actively switch from plastic to cardboard (or paper-based material)Reuse – Foster the use of recycled materials and increase reusable packaging within the Délifrance supply chain.“While the pandemic saw consumer preference to buy products with packaging for hygiene reasons, there is a grave reluctance to make single-use plastic a firm fixture in the longer term,” said Stéphanie Brillouet, marketing director for Northern Europe and North America at Délifrance.“Meeting these expectations and minimising our waste footprint is at the heart of our sustainability vision and the work we’re doing with our customers. The continuous innovation in packaging means we can now offer more practical alternatives.”Progress has been made already, she noted, with 98% of packaging already recyclable and 83% based on recycled materials.“Delightfully we are on track to meet our 2025 goal as we increase the use of recycled plastics as food safety and hygiene allows,” she added.The business’ sustainability approach is enhanced by a wider commitment to greener practices and follows the roll out of two initiatives: Go Clean, a pledge to deliver simpler recipes with more sustainable ingredients, and No Waste All Taste, designed to support customers in upcycling bakery products to limit food waste.Brillouet talked in depth about Délifrance’s clean label journey as part of a webinar hosted by British Baker called ‘Consumers, Covid and clean label baking – what’s next?’ The webinar, which also includes presentations and a Q&A with Mintel, M&S and IFF, is available on demand here.last_img read more

Dorms celebrate Christmas traditions

first_imgAcross Notre Dame’s campus, there’s an unmistakable feeling that Christmas is in the air. Many dorms are celebrating the holiday season with their own unique traditions. Last week, many Carroll Hall residents could be seen sporting elf costumes, advertising Carroll’s highly-anticipated Carroll Christmas, which was held Saturday, Dec. 1. Junior Garrett Rethman, who is serving as Carroll’s president this year, said he looks forward to bringing students together every year during the event.“It’s a good event to get people to come to Carroll,” Rethman said. Observer File Photo O’Neill Hall’s Christmas “O” wreath brightens the days of students during the Christmas season.Carroll’s Christmas tradition, which is a signature event for the dorm, first began with a tree lighting but has since expanded to include indoor activities. The event now offers visitors cookies, Santa’s Workshop, karaoke and a horse and carriage.“When I found out I was in Carroll, one of the things I read about was [that] Carroll Christmas is the big tradition,” Rethman said. “It’s like the last big, fun event before finals start. We put a lot of work into it leading up to the event, and then it’s really rewarding to have lots of people come from across campus to enjoy the work we put on for them.”The women of Cavanaugh Hall share many Christmas traditions, including a tree lighting and a section-decorating competition, but their biggest event is Cavanaugh’s annual Christmas pageant. Junior Emma Brady, Cavanaugh’s president, says that faculty families and South Bend residents come to watch Cavanaugh’s largely improvised and entertaining performance of the Nativity.Cavanaugh junior Emily Black says that the pageant is a great opportunity to connect with the South Bend community.“There are a lot of families that will come every year … so you get to see kids grow up,” Black said. “They come back the next year and they’re like a foot taller than they were the year before.”At O’Neill Hall, the trademark O’Neill “O” wreath glows from the dorm’s third floor. Junior John Desler, O’Neill’s president, believes the wreath is a fun way to celebrate the holidays. “I love coming back from fall break and seeing all the Christmas decorations up everywhere,” Desler said.This year, the unveiling of the O’Neill “O” was a pleasant surprise for many O’Neill residents.“One day we woke up and our B-side stairway was closed and we were like, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’” Desler said. Once he realized that the stairs had been closed for the wreath-hanging, Desler said he “was really happy with having to walk an extra minute to go around.”In the weeks before finals, the “O” wreath provides students with a much-needed boost of holiday cheer, Desler said.“It’s a good reminder of the Christmas spirit,” Desler said.Tags: Carroll Christmas, Carroll Hall, Cavanaugh Hall, christmas, dorm community, O’Neill Hall, The Nativitylast_img read more

IU East names Spring 2020 Chancellor’s List

first_imgRichmond, IN— At Indiana University East, full-time students with outstanding academic achievement are recognized by being named to the Chancellor’s List, the highest semester-based academic achievement that students can attain. The following is the spring 2020 IU East Chancellor’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.AuroraDestiny Conrad, Desiree Hulsey, and Sharina MoerleinBatesvilleMary Gutzwiller and Kelsey RoellBrookvilleIsabelle Hoff, Dylan Little, Emily Merrell, and Reggie ReussDillsboroKarisa GoodGreensburgNiniana OehlerGuilfordShai Bishop, Lizzie Kern and Maria MartiniLaurelChloe LeaLawrenceburgKaitlyn DuffLibertyKate Boggs, Kelly Byrd, Jacob Doherty, Cole Fennimore, Lavinia Herzog, Baylee Lunsford, William O’Farrow and Danielle WiwiMadisonAmanda Chatham, Shanon Crawley, Jodi Johnson and Marta TingleMetamoraClaire Eckstein and Garrett HoffMilanJosie AllenSunmanJoe Davolio, Barbara Sipe and Katie VetterVersaillesHannah Schwartelast_img read more

BIGGER IN TEXAS: Hunt shows growth in Texas Bowl victory, solidifies job as SU’s future quarterback

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ HOUSTON — Terrel Hunt raced through the Reliant Stadium end zone and into the hearts of Syracuse fans 1,600 miles northeast.With the pocket collapsing on him, Hunt side-stepped to his left and bolted up the middle with 1:14 left in the Texas Bowl, Syracuse’s last hopes of victory hinging on the heel of each swift stride. There were no Minnesota defenders in front of him and no penalty markers down on the field. Just a wide-open gap that Hunt wasted no time in crossing.In the end zone, he dropped the football and held his hands in Jay-Z’s dynasty symbol toward the crowd. The touchdown clinched Syracuse’s (7-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) 21-17 victory against Minnesota (8-5, 4-4 Big Ten) in front of 32,327, but the passage signified the completion of a far bigger journey.“It’s all coming together in time,” Hunt said. “It was a good experience and I’m ready to look forward.”The Rosedale, N.Y., native who lost both his parents in high school completed a 10-month whirlwind ride Friday that thrust him from starter to backup and back to starter. Through late-night meetings with Jerome Smith in their University Village apartments last spring and a heartbreaking sit-down with head coach Scott Shafer before this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe same sophomore quarterback who went six games without a touchdown pass to start ACC play was named MVP of the Texas Bowl after his second straight game-winning performance. He finished with 74 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and completed 19-of-28 for 188 yards. After leading the Orange to its third bowl victory in four years and cementing his place as the program’s future quarterback, Hunt was fittingly given a cowboy hat, which he placed squarely on his head at the award ceremony.“Hands down, it’s his turn. His team,” Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “They will go as far as he goes, period.”One person who’s always believed that is Hunt. It’s what he said last spring when he earned the starting job following Ryan Nassib’s departure to the NFL, and what he echoed this fall even after Drew Allen transferred from Oklahoma and supplanted him.His focus and resiliency never wavered.Neither has the destiny he’s trying to complete. One of his mother, Katrina’s, final requests before passing was for him to come to Syracuse and succeed.“He was raised by some really strong people that were great people and had to leave early because they were so good,” Shafer said. “Only the good die young, and I think that he remembers the lessons he learned as a youngster and he takes those to the football field.”Two of those lessons are dedication and patience. Hunt spent countless nights in Smith’s apartment last season, pouring over the playbook and digesting as much information as he could. He won the starting job over veteran Charley Loeb and sophomore John Kinder.But when Shafer told Hunt that Allen would get the starting job the following fall, Hunt accepted the news by the next day. There was no garbage can toss across the room as Shafer did when he lost the starting quarterback job at Baldwin-Wallace 26 years ago.Even when Allen self-destructed against Penn State and Northwestern, Hunt waited his turn.When he got his chance, he seized it: four conference wins including a magical comeback victory against Boston College on Nov. 30.“What he puts out there, that’s what he is,” said Syracuse center Macky MacPherson. “He’s worked his butt off to get where he is.”Two games ago, that place was still unclear, especially with three-star verbal commitments Alin Edouard and A.J. Long coming in to compete under center.But Hunt orchestrated three scoring drives of 75-plus yards in the last five quarters of the season.When the Orange faced a 4th-and-8 against Minnesota midway through the third quarter, he scrambled for nine yards, setting up his 5-yard touchdown moments later that gave Syracuse a 14-3 lead. And when he took over with 2:03 left following a two-touchdown implosion from the SU secondary that put the Orange behind 17-14, he jogged onto the field with confidence unparalleled to any other point this season.The 14 yards he needed to gain would have seemed laughable at the start of the season. Now, they were not only attainable, but almost expected.As he ran free into the end zone, Hunt proved his place at the helm of the Orange. His journey was complete.“If you’re diligent and you continue to work hard and keep pounding that rock, eventually it’s going to split right down the middle,” Shafer said, “and that’s what I’ve seen with this youngster next to me.” Comments Published on December 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more