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Welcome to Issue 32

Despite the global pandemic, our researchers and industry participants continue to achieve exciting results in their research. For example, RMIT Industrial Design students have been working with Y-Waste and Foodbank on redeveloping the app to distribute end-of-day retail food ... not only have they managed to continue their work, but one student project took out the industrial design 2020 RMIT Adobe UX Award!

For those working in developing countries, ACIAR is looking for new concept ideas to address the challenge of reducing food loss in developing country value chains. The program is investing $3million for up to four projects and is part of ACIAR's strategic agricultural research that will have a potential breakthrough / transformative impact on food security into the foreseeable future.

Just this week, Project Leader Emily Mantilla from participant Honey and Fox, released the results of our Australian food industry training needs analysis to members of the Industry Connection Hub

"Food businesses from across the supply chain, large and small, have told us what training they need to reduce, transform and engage better with their food waste, said Emily.

"Most importantly, a general food waste training course for business should kick off a much wider training program of identified training needs, like how to audit food waste in their business.

"Then, they need short micro-training to support them on their learning journey to make changes in their business. 

"We can’t wait to share more once the final report is approved by the CRC."
Articles & reports
Leading the war against food waste
Eativity has featured our campaign to help people cut down on the 2.5 million tonnes of household food waste here in Australia. MORE >>
'Alchemy' and 'science' raise a debate on Facebook
One of our campaign posts really got people thinking about exactly what is alchemy and how does it relate to food waste? MORE >>
Food waste rises as lockdown restrictions ease, warns WRAP
The latest research conducted in June 2020 showed that although people have found ways to manage their food better, self-reported waste has increased by 30 percent compared to the early stages of lockdown. MORE >>
FAO unveils platform to help accelerate action on reducing food loss and waste
Unveiling a comprehensive platform to help the global community step up action to reduce food loss and waste, the UN agency calls for increased efforts and gear up for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – to be marked for the first time on 29 September 2020. MORE >>
Events & conferences
The role of packaging in minimising food waste - 26 August
APCO is looking at the journey of food from farm to fork – and the important role packaging plays in food waste prevention.
 MORE >>
AIP Implementing the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines within your Business (New Course) - 1 September 2020
This course will enable companies to deep-dive into how to implement sustainable packaging design into your existing and new packaging development processes to ensure that the business is reducing the environmental footprint of all packaging where possible, and at the same time meeting the 2025 National Packaging Targets. 
YOUTUBE: Do you understand food labels? 
Here is the next in a series of videos being produced by us here at the FFW CRC to help provide tips and tricks to reduce food waste. MORE >>
Want us to promote your event?
We're happy to help promote your food waste events, especially during these new times of virtual events. Please get in contact with Tanya Wilkins, Communication Manager. 
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