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Today is the inaugural United Nations International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. To celebrate this day, we are pleased to announce new projects in our REDUCE and TRANSFORM programs:
Australia’s apple and pear juicers squeeze about 110,000 tonnes of fruit each year and are left with over 30,000 tonnes of pomace/pulp by-product. Different businesses deal with this by-product in different ways, with the majority of processes being of no/low value. Before a business invests in transforming pomace they should be aware of the latest options.  Green Industries SA has commissioned SARDI, a division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, to update a report outlining these options for the apple and pear juicers. MORE>>

Australia's current tax framework is ineffective in ensuring food producers, food businesses and retailers are adequately motivated to donate surplus to food relief.  KPMG is working with Foodbank and Woolworths to highlight the potential to improve and extend tax incentives for the donation of food and associated services. They will develop a case for tax reform in Australia to encourage and support increased donation of surplus food by the food industry to food relief charities to assist people in need, thus reducing both food insecurity and food waste. MORE>>
Watch this fantastic message of support from the South Australian Minister for the Environment, the Hon David Speirs, MP. WATCH HERE>>

If you want to get involved, then spread the word on your socials about what you are doing to reduce food waste. Don't forget to tag #FLWDay.

The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), is working with leading international consultancies Edge Environment, WRAP, 3Keel and Lifecycles to better understand what will be required for Australia to meet its 50% food waste reduction target. The project is now at a stage where the project team would like to share some interim findings and highlight some specific areas of the supply chain where data confidence is currently quite low, and they are seeking the support of food companies and others to improve the quality and coverage of the data in the revised baseline. MORE>>
Articles & reports
Upcycled snack maker wins $100k grant from PepsiCo
"Spudsy" was chosen as this year’s winner by a committee within PepsiCo as part of the second annual North America Greenhouse Accelerator program. MORE>>
Love Food Communities program in schools
Four schools in the Kempsey area are taking part in a new pilot program that aims to cut food waste in schools and help families save money, as part of Kempsey Shire Council’s involvement in NSW EPA's Love Food CommunitiesMORE>>
Don’t shop from the hip, plan ahead instead. 75% of Australians already check what they have before they shop. Is it a best before or a use-by date?  
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AIP supports #FLWDay
Nerida Kelton from the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Save Food Packaging Consortium members have put their support behind the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW). MORE>>
Events & conferences
Fighting food waste using the circular economy - 29 September 2020
It is not too late to register for this webinar, it starts TODAY at 1pm (AEST). Hear from our own Steve Lapidge at this Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) webinar. 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.
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