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It’s ‘easy as’ to reduce food waste with new socials campaign

MEDIA RELEASE 13 July 2020  Australians who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 are doing it tough. The bills keep coming in and the family still needs to be fed. Yet the average Australian family continues to waste around $3,000 per year on food that isn’t...

A thriving, efficient and sustainable food industry is central to Australia’s economy, regional job security and prosperity, yet 40% of all the food we produce goes to waste.

A CRC to secure Australia’s food future

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities. Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum in food waste through increased industry profitability and reduced food insecurity, as well as enhancing Australia’s reputation as a sustainable and trusted producer of premium food products.

Through our three research and development programs, we will REDUCE food waste across the supply chain, TRANSFORM unavoidable waste into innovative high-value co-products, and ENGAGE with industry and consumers to create change.


Value-chain Food Waste/Losses in Australia: $20 Billion per Annum


43 Industry Partners

8 University Partners

8 State Agencies


The CRC Program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.
The CRC has funding for 10 years until 2028.

Total Cash

Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

Total non staff

CRC program

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3 hours ago
Home composting can be a little daunting when you begin but once you have it down pat it’s actually pretty simple and extremely rewarding. There’s satisfaction from being able to physically see the positive impact of stopping waste from going to landfill.
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The life of a humble strawberry from the farm to the bin … #Timelapse #FoodWaste
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Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the unsold produce in a grocery store, or what your favourite restaurant does with all of its leftovers at the end of the day?