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Call for coordinated approach to Australia’s local food and grocery manufacturing future

December 13, 2021

The peak body for Australian food and grocery manufacturers has warned that the industry needs a more coordinated policy and funding approach to realise its potential as not only a provider of essential daily products but a high-skills growth sector and a major export earner.  Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO Tanya Barden on Wednesday told a Senate inquiry into the state […]

ReMade In Australia builds confidence in Australia’s future as a recycling powerhouse

December 7, 2021

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the federal government’s new “ReMade In Australia” campaign for focusing attention on the enormous potential for home-grown recycling and reuse to drive economic growth and environmental protection.  AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said the ReMade In Australia campaign will raise awareness of the initiatives industry is using to increase recycling, such as the National […]

Consumers encouraged to shop early for Christmas goodies and avoid supply chain pressures

November 30, 2021

The peak industry body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers says shoppers are encouraged to shop early for their Christmas goodies to avoid the impact of supply chain disruptions that are currently affecting some businesses.  With supply chains across Australia and around the world affected by a series of issues including a shortage of wooden pallets, Australian Food and […]

New funding highlights food and beverage manufacturing’s vital role in Australia’s economic future

November 12, 2021

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today of $33 million in grants to the food and beverage manufacturing sector as part of the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). These grants will help bring innovation, export opportunities and jobs for this critical industry.

AFGC welcomes a powerful new plastics partnership in Australian recycling

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the partnership announced today by iQ Renew and REDcycle as an exciting development that adds vital scale to Australia’s soft plastics recycling capabilities. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden congratulated REDcycle and iQ Renew for combining to create a strong new partnership with deep expertise across all aspects of plastics recycling, from collection to processing and recovery of valuable materials for new markets.

National Recycling Week the right time to think about an exciting future for soft plastics recycling

November 11, 2021

This National Recycling Week Australia celebrates 25 years of progress in making recycling bigger and better. Everyone has their part to play in increasing recycling rates and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), which represents the nation’s food and grocery manufacturers, is proud to be leading a big change in how soft plastics […]