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.
With Western Australia’s ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags just five months away, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is holding workshops to help people change the way they shop and do business.
Hunger relief organisation Foodbank is also calling on the Federal Government to develop a National Food Insecurity Strategy, to ensure both food insecurity and food waste are addressed.
To help win the War on Waste consumers and businesses need to properly close the recycling loop by purchasing products that contain recycled content.
As consumer awareness of the magnitude of food waste grows, Sealed Air’s Ron Cotterman says the time for retailers to implement more effective preventive measures is now.
Hundreds of tonnes of greenhouse gas-producing food waste could be saved from landfill each year thanks to an innovative new environmental system at Deakin University.
We spoke to Karl Deily, President of Sealed Air Food Care to hear his views on how to best address the food waste problem.