The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) have developed a new training course with the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) as an introduction to the role of packaging in the cold chain. Read more
Can a $1 device that attaches to a mobile phone become a pivotal tool to help solve the $1 trillion food waste problem? GoMicro CEO and founder Dr Sivam Krish said the answer is yes – the GoMicro’s Spotcheck App and a phone attachable magnifier is designed for accurately assessing the level of ripeness or spoilage of fresh foods. Read more
In the lead-up to FoodTech Queensland, Food & Beverage Industry News speaks with key speakers from Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Close The Loop Group around how food and beverage businesses can minimise waste through packaging innovations. Read more
Full Harvest, a B2B marketplace specialising in surplus and imperfect produce, has announced multiple milestones as it successfully scales its operations to help solve the $2.6 trillion global food waste problem. Read more
According to new research from the Fight Food Waste CRC, Australian households can save thousands of dollars each year using simple measures to reduce food waste. Read more
Social media campaigns can play a role in people’s food waste behaviours but work best when combined with other intervention tools, according to a new Fight Food Waste CRC report. Read more
This week is Food Waste Action Week, and three University of Adelaide undergraduate students are helping the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre in a major research project. Read more
Adelaide will continue to grow as the nation’s hub of food waste research, development and engagement thanks to a new three-year Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding boost from the South Australian government. Read more
The Australian Food Pact is being touted as one of the most significant moves in the ongoing battle against food waste. Read more
Food waste fighting social enterprise Good & Fugly wants to help organisations of all sizes change habits for good while spreading good cheer this Christmas, a season when overall waste increases by around 30 per cent. In fact, 90 per cent of Australians discard over 25 per cent of their food during the festive period.
Australian food retailer Harris Farm Markets has announced the launch of Re-purposeful Picks, a product range made from upcycling perishable food items into premium quality products with longer shelf life.
Australia’s biggest food industry participants – including founding signatories Simplot Australia, Woolworths and Coles – are collaborating under the new Australian Food Pact, which is tackling the country’s $36.6 billion food waste challenge. Read more
Developed by Thankful, an Australian-owned social enterprise, the “Saveful” platform empowers people to take practical and positive action to create a more sustainable and equitable food system. Read more
South Australian Independent Retailers (SAIR) have committed to becoming part of a more circular economy for South Australia, launching the Food Waste and Recycling Strategy for Foodland and IGA Supermarkets 2021-2025. Read more
A new guide released by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG), a Victorian government statutory body, is aiming to help food businesses reduce costs by avoiding or recycling more of the 237,000 tonnes of food waste currently going to landfill. Read more
Stop Food Waste Australia is leading the way in the fight against the scourge of food waste, Food and Beverage Industry News reports. Read more
The release of the new Waste and Sustainable Material Strategy from the NSW government has outlined a six-year strategy for creating a circular economy, which includes addressing the high levels of food waste. Read more
Packaging company Sealed Air is helping address food waste through its CRYOVAC food packaging brand.
The City of Sydney is looking for an additional 100 apartment buildings to take part in a food recycling trial which has just been extended.