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Stories about the food we don't eat...
With the end of the year approaching, many organisations inevitably slow down. Not us here at the Fight Food Waste CRC! In this final newsletter for 2020, we are really proud to be able to publicly launch the new promotional video for our DIRECT business-ready, digital, cloud-based food waste tool! We encourage all Australian food businesses to watch this video (3m 15s) on how DIRECT can help you understand the true cost of your waste. WATCH NOW >>
Here is our final project to launch in 2020 from the REDUCE program! 

Planet Protector Packaging has had much success in 2020 with founder Joanne Howarth winning the Cartier Women's Initiate for the South Asia and Oceania region, making her the first Australian winner since the launch of the global initiative in 2006. 

This new project with Queensland University of Technology aims to improve the material cost, cold chain integrity, and thermal performance of their products by integrating agricultural wastes into the composition of the Woolpack thermal liners. MORE >>
A global food waste leader is wanted to join the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre to lead our TRANSFORM program, which aims to add value to food waste streams. The position is a full-time role based at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, with Adelaide a possibility. MORE >>
We are taking applications for a Masters by Research to be part of a broader national “Food Waste to Pig Feed – Safe and Bio-secure” project led by the South Australian Research and Development Institute. This project will investigate the food safety, biosecurity risks, and economic feasibility of converting food waste into pig feed. MORE >>
Articles & reports
Top five food trends in 2021
As Covid-19 transforms our shopping and eating habits, we are expecting to see a shift in focus within the global food landscape as we move into the new year. 
Upcycled foods made from food ingredients that would have otherwise been wasted is one of those trends. MORE >>
Food rescuers are encouraging Aussies to buy less this Christmas, and use the money saved to help feed those who can’t access or afford as much. Famous foodie Matt Preston is fronting SecondBite‘s effort to feed those vulnerable to food insecurity, including the homeless, single parents, and remote communities. MORE >>
Food waste: much happening, much to do
The Save Food Packaging and Food Waste session, at this year's Australian Institute of Packaging virtual conference, highlighted the inroads being made whilst stressing the scale of what needs to be done to achieve the goal to halve food waste by 2030. 
Skip a meal to reduce food waste?
Japan Airlines (JAL) is asking some travelers to make an 'ethical choice' by skipping meals on board their flights, but a representative for the airline says the measure is about reducing food waste, not cutting costs.
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Events & videos
Australian Waste and Recycling Expo, 25 August 2021 - Sydney
While the 2020 event was hosted online, AWRE will return to its traditional format next year with bookings to exhibit now open. MORE>>
YouTube - Interview with Dave Lewis, Champions 12.3
Did you see our own Mark Barthel as hard-hitting news journalist as he asks Dave Lewis the tough questions? MORE>>
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