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At the Fight Food Waste Limited (FFWL) Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held by video conference on 27 November 2020, two Director positions will become vacant due to rotational requirements, those of Alain Pillay & Robbie Davis. Both Directors are renominating for further terms of three (3) years.

Having assessed the collective skills and experience of the Board, the required skill sets most impacted by the retiring/renominating Directors are as follows:
  • General skills: financial management, audit and accounting, risk management
  • General skills: legal, commercialisation 
  • Domain-specific skills: agriculture production, value-added products, packaging 
Nominations for the Director positions becoming vacant are now open and must be made in writing to the Company Secretary by 5:00pm AEDT on 11 October 2020. Please include a short biography outlining relevant experience as well as a recent CV.

The FFWL Remuneration and Nominations Committee and Board will consider all nominees in the context of FFWL’s requirements and needs (including the requirement for the majority of the Board to be independent of the Participants) and will determine a final list of nominees by 6 November 2020 for circulation to Members.
There is increasing interest in regional areas of Australia to investigate and transition to the processing of organic waste sourced from municipal waste and agro-industrial waste, including food waste. By processing this waste, it is diverted from landfill, and can be transformed into higher-value products, rather than be a cost to businesses and councils.

Toowoomba city currently sends 16,600 tonnes of food waste and commercially collected organics to landfill per annum. The University of Southern Queensland will work with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) Food Leaders Australia and its members to identify business opportunities in the intensive agriculture, food processing and municipal waste industries in the Toowoomba region. MORE>>
International Awareness Day of Food Loss and Waste #FLWDay
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, recognising that the international observance of a day such as this would contribute significantly to raising awareness of the importance of the problem and its possible solutions at all levels and to promote global efforts and collective action towards meeting SDG target 12.3. Please get in contact with Tanya Wilkins if you want to be involved in our socials activity for this day.
Articles & reports
Robbie Davis to step down as CEO of Potatoes SA
Following eight years at the helm of Potatoes South Australia, Robbie Davis will be stepping down from her role as Chief Executive at the end of 2020. MORE>>
Save Food Packaging Design
The Australian Institute of Packaging has been working on guidelines that will help packaging technologists to design Save Food Packaging to minimise food waste from paddock to plate. MORE>>
Wrapping herbs in a damp paper towel will get more life out of them ... just another easy tip from our 'Fight Food Waste - It's easy as' campaign. We've reached 4.2 million people on Facebook and Instagram and the campaign continues until early October!
There is a fine balance between reducing food waste and the use of plastics. We have projects working on this right now. MORE>>
Events & conferences
Success or crisis in 2030? The fight to halve food loss and waste - 24 September 2020
Can the world achieve all it needs to in order to halve food loss and waste by 2030? Or in a decade’s time will we face an insurmountable mountain of food wasted between farms and people’s plates – and the resulting social, environmental and economic consequences? MORE >>
Bite-Sized Chemica - starting 29 September 2020
This series of online webinars will see three one-hour bite-sized sessions take place each week with sessions ranging from hot industry topics to academic-focused technical papers. MORE>>
Waite Research Institute Webinar Series - 1 October
Our own Steve Lapidge will deliver the next in this series to discuss how Australia is fighting food waste for a sustainable food future.
YouTube: A recipe for cutting food waste - Peter Lehner, TEDxManhattan
Hear from the perspective of a mountain climber, licking the margarine wrapper to get the last calorie rather than wasting. 
Podcast: Use it up from
From Matt Preston’s genius homemade feta parmesan, to Danielle Alvarez’s wilted-herb jam, this weekly discussion with industry experts will empower you to have more confidence in the kitchen, to think before you buy, to plan ahead, and to set practical goals to help reduce food waste in Australia. MORE>>
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