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.
With supermarkets across New Zealand rising to the food waste challenge, chefs and food service professionals are encouraged to join the Food Collective by donating surplus food, minimising food waste to landfill and understanding how food waste can be better managed in their kitchen. The partnership between Unilever Food Solutions, KiwiHarvest and Kaibosh, provides the … Continue reading Food Collective addressing NZ food waste issue
CST Wastewater Solutions will showcase successful waste-to-energy technologies at foodPro 2017 in Sydney from July 16-19.
West Australian researchers led by Dr. Kirsty Bayliss have discovered how to stop mould growing on fresh food. Dr. Bayliss will be presenting her technology, titled ‘Breaking the Mould’, a chemical-free treatment for fresh produce that increases shelf-life, prevents mould and decay, and reduces food wastage, in the US. “Our technology will directly address the … Continue reading Australian researchers find way to stop food mould
New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 has found that for every dollar companies invested to reduce food loss and waste, they saved $14 in operating costs. The report finds that household savings could be much greater. In a first-of-its kind analysis, The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste evaluated financial cost and … Continue reading Reducing food waste great for companies’ bottom lines