AIP undertook Australia's first Industry Insight Reports for Save Food Packaging Design

Australia’s first industry insight reports for the Save Food Packaging Design project as part of the Fight Food Waste CRC have been released by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in partnership with RMIT. AIP executive director Nerida Kelton MAIP shares the key findings. Every year 1.3 Billion tonnes of food is wasted or lost around the world, representing one third of all food produced for human consumption. Yet sadly close to 800 million people live in hunger across the globe every day.

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The Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) announces a new annual Scholarship program for Australia and New Zealand.

The Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), in partnership with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), is pleased to announce a new annual Scholarship program for Australia and New Zealand. The Scholarship program will enable one eligible candidate the opportunity to undertake a Diploma in Packaging Technology valued at $9,000 and a second person the opportunity to undertake a Certificate in Packaging valued at $7,000. Eligible candidates will come from ABA Member companies across Australia and New Zealand.

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AIP becomes official Supporting Association of ANZ Plastic Pact

Too much plastic waste ends up in landfill and in our region’s natural environments. In Australia, only 18% of all plastic packaging is recovered for future use, while in New Zealand, 41% of recyclable plastic containers are sent to landfill. A similar situation is happening in the Pacific Islands, where over 300,000 tonnes of waste plastic is generated each year. By 2040, if we fail to act, the volume of plastic on the market will double, the annual volume of plastic entering the ocean will almost triple, and ocean plastic stocks will quadruple.

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Industry report: Lack of responsibility on food waste

Australia’s first industry insight reports for the Save Food Packaging Design project as part of the Fight Food Waste CRC have been released by the Australian Institute of Packaging, in partnership with RMIT. AIP executive director Nerida Kelton shares the key findings. Australia is one of the worst offenders for food waste and loss in the world with a staggering 34 per cent (2.5 million tonnes) of all food wasted in the household, followed very closely with 31 per cent (2.3 million tonnes) in primary production.

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