National study gives detailed breakdown of food waste in Australia  

A national food waste project has found that in 2016-17, Australia produced 7.3 million tonnes of food waste across the supply and consumption chain. Of this, 2.5 million (34 per cent) was created in homes, 2.3m tonnes (31 per cent) was created in primary production and 1.8m tonnes (25 per cent) was produced in the manufacturing sector.
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Global approach could fight “startling” amount of plastic waste in ocean

There is an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris floating in the ocean, or sitting kilometres out of sight on the bottom of the seabed. Plastic Oceans Australasia acting executive director, Ricki Hersburgh, highlighted these “startling” figures in her presentation, Ocean Plastics – A Real Waste Management Issue, at the Waste 2019 conference.

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