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Year: 2022

Food and grocery manufacturers welcome new funds to build Australia’s advanced soft plastics recycling industry

March 21, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), the peak body for the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing industry, welcomes the federal government’s $60 million funding boost for advanced recycling of soft plastics as an important step in creating a true circular economy for plastic packaging in Australia.  The […]

Industry backs efforts to address obesity

March 7, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is pleased to see the release of the Federal Government’s National Obesity Strategy today. Australia’s food manufacturers work closely with governments at both state and federal levels to ensure Australian consumers have access to a wide variety of food products with […]

Australian food and grocery manufacturing welcomes potential global plastic treaty

March 4, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the UN Environment Assembly passing a resolution to begin negotiations on a global treaty to end plastic pollution. AFGC CEO, Tanya Barden said the Australian food and grocery manufacturing sector has a keen interest in the UN EA resolution and […]

Qenos and Cleanaway advanced plastics recycling study a welcome step towards packaging circular economy

February 18, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the announcement by Cleanaway and Qenos that they will investigate developing new advanced plastics recycling capabilities for Australia. Plastics manufacturer Qenos and waste management company Cleanaway have announced a feasibility study to assess converting up to 100,000 tonnes per year […]

Federal budget an onshoring opportunity for Australian manufacturing

February 9, 2022

The upcoming federal budget is an opportunity to back advanced food and grocery manufacturing capacity in Australia and reverse a long trend of losing vital capabilities offshore, Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO Tanya Barden says.  In its submission to the 2022-23 Federal Budget the AFGC urges […]