Year: 2023

Food and grocery manufacturers welcome collective effort towards a circular economy

June 19, 2023

Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO Tanya Barden has welcomed decisions by the nation’s environment ministers that support the food and grocery manufacturing sector’s efforts to reduce plastic packaging waste, including the development of the National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS).  “Food and beverage manufacturers have long supported […]

How packaging is cutting food waste and environmental impact

New series showcases Australia’s innovative food and grocery manufacturing industry   The environmental impact of food waste and the role of packaging in reducing that impact is just one of the informative and inspiring stories in the new season of Sustaining Australia TV, the online news series dedicated to […]

Budget delivers on responsible management and cost of living relief, says AFGC

May 10, 2023

Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO Tanya Barden says the 2023 Federal Budget will help Australians facing soaring living costs and provides important support for small businesses in the transition to a clean energy future with the $310m Small Business Energy Incentive.  “We congratulate the government on […]

Kerbside trials win new recruits to soft plastics recycling

April 19, 2023

New data indicates a trial of kerbside soft plastics recycling has won new people over to making sure their used plastic packaging is sent for recycling and stays out of landfill.  A survey of residents taking part in trials for the National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS), a soft […]

Cleanaway and Qenos engage with the NPRS 

April 5, 2023

Cleanaway and Qenos are engaged in talks with the AFGC on becoming a partner in the National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS) project.  Cleanaway is Australia’s leading total waste management, industrial and environmental services company. Circular Plastics Australia, Cleanaway’s plastic recycling joint venture with PACT Group, Coke and Asahi, […]