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AFGC backs the National Plastic Plan

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) congratulates the Australian Government on the delivery of a National Plastics Plan that will drive improved environmental outcomes and support greater recovery and recycling of plastics. Released today, the National Plastics Plan importantly recognises the role that all parties need to […]

FOOD AND GROCERY WELCOMES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE RECYCLING

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the passage of the Australian Government’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 as a critical step towards increasing recycling rates and increasing the availability of recycled content in packaging by banning waste exports and moving to increased local remanufacturing. AFGC CEO, Tanya […]

FOOD AND GROCERY SECTOR APPLAUDS HARMONISATION FOCUS IN RUBBISH REPORT

A new report highlights an important opportunity to harmonise waste and resource recovery in Australia and move quickly to a circular economy while reducing cost and complexity, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says. The AFGC, the peak industry body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, has welcomed the release today of the […]

REVISED FOOD AND GROCERY CODE OF CONDUCT FINALISED AND STRENGTHENED

Australia’s food and grocery suppliers, represented by peak body the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), welcome the finalisation of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (Code) review process. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said that the purpose of the Code is to build and sustain trust and […]

HSR NEEDS TO MAINTAIN ITS INTEGRITY

Australia’s food and beverage manufacturers are committed to ensuring that Australian consumers receive the best evidence-based nutritional information to help them construct healthy diets. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has participated in the review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, and was concerned about Minister […]

FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURERS STEP UP WITH NATIONAL PLAN TO TACKLE PLASTIC

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, represented by peak body the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), will develop Australia’s largest industry-led plastic recycling scheme, which aims to collect and recycle nearly 190,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per annum by 2025.  The Australian Government has announced the AFGC will […]