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Fighting food waste in February 

It's been a busy month at CEBIC HQ!  We hope you were able to join us for the first of our food waste event series or one of our grant sessions this month. 

This month we're: 

Warm regards, 
CEBIC team

 #VicGoesCircular

Events

Designing out food waste at Melbourne Design Week

Keep your eyes peeled on the CEBIC events page for more about our free upcoming event and exhibition at Melbourne Design Week on the evening of Tuesday 30 March 2021. Save the date as registrations will open shortly. 

Delivered in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), this live, in-person event will explore how design can help in the fight against food waste - through collaboration and creative exploration of waste, supply chains, manufacturing and materials.
Find out more

Fighting food waste: solutions and support for business 

Victorian businesses took a deep-dive into why and how to leverage food waste solutions at our National Sustainable Living Festival event Fighting food waste: solutions and support for business in partnership with Stop Food Waste Australia.

Relive the event by watching the event video and seeing sketches by our visual scribe!
See event recap

Grants and funding

Recycling Victoria Business Support Fund

The Fund will target waste prevention, reuse, remanufacture and upcycling. Innovative recycling approaches will also be supported, where they develop new recycling markets in Victoria. Watch the information session recordings to learn more about the Business Support Fund, including eligibility, assessment criteria and project examples. Applications close Friday 12 March 2021.

There are two grant types:
Watch information session recording
Watch information session recording

Other circular economy funding

Recycling Victoria Councils Fund
Applications close 3:00 pm, Friday 19 March 2021
  • Supporting local government and alpine resort management boards to reduce waste to landfill and transition towards a circular economy.
Recycling Victoria Communities Fund
Applications close 3:00 pm, Friday 19 March 2021 
  • Supporting community-based projects that empower the community to reduce waste.

Research and insights 

Are insects leading the transformation of the global food waste industry?

Insects can produce 200 times more protein per acre of land than soybean meal, and within 10 days, insects can transform our food waste into protein-rich food. Insect bioconversion is already reshaping the food waste industry overseas, and with over 2 million tonnes of food being wasted each year in Victoria, there is significant opportunity on our doorstep. 

Hear from Australia's first movers and how they're using bugs to boost business and reduce food waste.
Read more

Get in touch 


Get in touch with the CEBIC team by emailing 
cebic@sustainability.vic.gov.au.
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