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AFGC releases new season of ‘Sustaining Australia TV’

Season four of ‘Sustaining Australia TV’, the series created by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and ASN Media, has been released online. It features expert interviews and behind-the-scenes stories about the Australian food and grocery manufacturing.

Among this year’s stories is the work of the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) on finding new ways to utilise food resources once regarded as waste, and the CRC’s latest research into the role of food packaging.

Fight Food Waste CRC CEO Dr Stephen Lapidge tells ‘Sustaining Australia TV’ that while many consumers think food packaging is a bigger environmental issue than food waste, the opposite is true.

“If you reduce packaging too much then you will increase food waste and there’s a lot more environmental damage created by increasing food waste than creating the packaging,” he says.

The fourth season of the series has four episodes covering the biggest issues in Australian food and grocery manufacturing, including the future of manufacturing, the role of regional businesses, building circular economies and reducing emissions.

The episodes feature interviews with leaders of some of the country’s “best-known brands and most innovative businesses”: Arnott’s, Caldermeade Farm, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Essity, Frucor Suntory, Sunrice, SPC, Tip Top, Americold, Dematic, Packserv and APR Plastics. Also featured are experts from ANZ Bank’s Food, Beverage and Agribusiness Insights team and the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures.

Find the ‘Sustaining Australia TV’ series on the AFGC website or the AFGC YouTube channel.

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