Food waste is an issue. It’s a massive issue. It’s something that everybody – from consumers and manufacturers through to primary producers – know about, and want to do something about, but never quite get around to fixing. Everybody can take their share of blame. People cook more than they should, picky eaters leave a … Continue reading Mapping ahead for Australia’s food waste future
COVID-19 and its impact on the packaging industry has forced consumers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to be more mindful of their safety and well-being. They are likely to change their views about packaging in response to the spread of COVID-19 to protect themselves getting infected by the virus. Shagun Sachdeva, consumer insights analyst at … Continue reading Packaging industry facing disruptions amid COVID-19
Four of the largest potato producers in Australia want to convert 100 per cent of their potato waste into commercial benefit through their partnership with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Over the next three years, The Mitolo Group, Zerella Fresh, Thomas Foods International Fresh Produce, The South Australian Potato Company, together with … Continue reading Commercial opportunities for potato waste
Today, on World Food Day, OzHarvest will show Aussies that tackling climate change, starts with your plate! The social media campaign #countmein aims to inspire individual action and show thatmaking small changes to your own food waste is one of the few personal habits that can actually help restore the planet. Food waste is often … Continue reading OzHarvest targets food waste on World Food Day
A fully compostable shrink-wrap for cucumbers has been developed in South Australia and is set to be launched on international markets. The compostable wrap is manufactured by BioBag World Australia and took 12 months to develop in partnership with South Australian produce and packaging businesses IG Fresh Produce. It was launched in September as an … Continue reading Compostable cucumber wrap from BioBag World
The leading cause of food waste is confusion over what the date labels on products actually mean. A national survey reported that 84 per cent of Americans waste food based on the date label. Mislead by labels Each year, millions of dollars are lost, and thousands of tonnes of food is wasted. Common reasons for … Continue reading Food date confusion and traceability
APCO is what is called a co-regulatory body, whose role it is to administer the Australian Packaging Covenant. “The Australian Packaging Covenant is a regulatory framework that sits under the National Environmental Protection Measure for used packaging. It is very firmly a co-regulatory body,” said Donnelly at a speech she gave at AUSPACK 2019 in … Continue reading Incorporating circular economy not as easy as it seems
If you head over to the National Farmers’ Federation website, it gives you a run down: there are 8,594 dairy farms in Australia, a national dairy herd of 1.6 million cows, and more than 9 billion litres of whole milk being produced per year with the farm gate value of about $4 billion. While farmers, … Continue reading A story about dairy processing plants, fat balls and blocked sewers
Behind every food and beverage product on the shelf is a supply chain journey that starts with ingredients. The Australian food manufacturing industry is an intricate maze of ingredient and packaging suppliers, most with different supply chain management solutions. To manage ingredient safety and increase the visibility of food ingredients and raw materials in these … Continue reading Eliminating waste within the value stream
In my 30 years of HDPE plastic bottle manufacturing, I have become an expert in every aspect of this business. And this is not by chance, but a lot of hard work. As I focus my efforts on the finite resource that is HDPE, I want to make the world aware of an important point: … Continue reading Plastic waste – why every gram counts
From the 1st of November, Queenslanders will receive a refund for recycling drink containers. The Queensland government’s container refund scheme will see people getting 10 cents back for recycling eligible containers at a range of outlets. Minister for environment Leeanne Enoch said the scheme would encourage recycling while also reducing the amount of plastic seen in … Continue reading Queenslanders to receive refund for recycling drink containers
Sodexo Australia will divert tonnes of quality surplus food each year that might otherwise have gone to waste. Sodexo will save more than 9920kg of surplus food, in a new partnership with online surplus food wholesale marketplace Yume. Sodexo Australia chief financial officer and country president, Mark Chalmers, said the partnership would see products purchased … Continue reading Sodexo Australia saves tonnes of food from going to waste
AIP is taking its new ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ half-day training course to Thailand in June as a part of ProPak Asia 2018.
Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) has announced the appointment of Genevieve Bateman as General Manager of Food Sustainability, a newly created position to support the implementation of Australia’s National Food Waste Strategy. Managing Director of FIAL, Dr Mirjana Prica, congratulated Ms Bateman on her appointment and said that she will bring tremendous experience and proven success … Continue reading New appointment and funding to drive national food waste strategy
Future university graduates could be the key to solving Australia’s recycling crisis if they hone their skills in sustainability, resource efficiency and waste management.
A new Cooperative Research Centre, supported by a $30 million grant from the Turnbull Government’s CRC Program, has been established.
This course is ideally suited to packaging technologists, designers, engineers, marketers, production and procurement managers and for industries across the food supply chain.
The market’s work to recycle tonnes of food, vegetable and other waste, and other sustainable practices is cutting business costs and greenhouses gas emissions.
New advocacy group, the Australian Food Cold Chain Council, aims to address food wastage by showing food producers, logistics operators, supermarkets and consumers the cost of inaction.
Unilever has called for the consumer goods industry to step-up its efforts to tackle the mounting challenge of ocean plastic waste and create a circular economy for plastics.