National Food Waste Research Centre makes appointment

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre has appointment Francesca Goodman-Smith to the role of TRANSFORM program leader to drive growth in transforming food waste into higher value products. The appointment is effective 6 April 2021. Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre CEO Dr Steven Lapidge said that Francesca was chosen to lead this program after an extensive and competitive international selection process.

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Standardised wheelie-bins coming soon

One of the desired outcomes as a result of the National Plastics Plan was the need for consistency in wheelie-bin waste collection in Australia, according to the federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley. At the policy launch, Ley said that it was important that all councils and the government work together to make the collection systems standardised. Read more

Australia enters the WorldStar Student Awards and wins silver

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) entered seven student design projects for the first time in the WorldStar Student Awards, which resulted in a silver for the Sustainability category. All seven entries received Certificates of Recognition by a global team fo judges for their outstanding packaging designs.
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National Plastics Plan key to circular economy

The National Plastics Plan is not just a step in the right direction, it is the furthest the federal government has ever gone in driving a closed-loop supply chain, according to Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR). Read more