Year: 2022

New campaign to help small business make packaging more sustainable

October 27, 2022

A new education campaign will raise awareness among small businesses about the benefits of adopting the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) and taking action to improve the sustainability of their packaging.   The new initiative will be delivered by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the National Retail Association (NRA), […]

Food and grocery manufacturing ready to help rebuild Australia

October 25, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council commends the federal government’s focus on budget repair and supporting Australian industry to strengthen the nation’s economy and sovereign capabilities. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said the Albanese government’s first budget shows a welcome focus on rebuilding Australian industry, which has faced extraordinary […]

AFGC applauds joint action on soft plastics recycling

October 7, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) commends the Federal and Victorian governments on their joint action to invest $3 million in important new soft plastics recycling infrastructure in Victoria.  AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said the announcement by federal Minister for the Environment and Water,  Tanya Plibersek, and […]

Food and grocery manufacturing holds strength despite pandemic stress

August 15, 2022

Australian food and grocery manufacturing rose in value to $133.6 billion in 2020/21 despite COVID-19 pandemic disruption   Local stocking up and panic buying offset a 17.1 percent fall in exports  Since 2020/21 major floods in Australia and the war in Ukraine have worsened the challenge for a stressed […]

Investing in skills and building self-reliance the right focus for Australia

July 29, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Albanese government’s commitment to building the resilience of Australian manufacturing and the broader economy in response to the unprecedented challenges now facing essential industries.  AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ focus on supply chains, skills and […]