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Reducing Australia's Food Waste by half by 2030

The cost of food waste to the Australian economy is $36.6 billion a year

Food waste is a global challenge that has environmental, economic and social impacts. In 2017, the Australian Government committed to halving food waste in Australia by 2030.

FIAL is committed to driving better outcomes for Australia’s food and agribusinesses across the food value chain and has funded the Feasibility Study as a key contribution towards industry resilience, sustainability and competitiveness.

The findings from the Feasibility Study will inform decisions by government policymakers and agri-food businesses alike, including those relating to the likely levels of investment required to deliver the Strategy between 2020 and 2030.

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) was contracted by the Australian Government to develop ‘A Roadmap for reducing Australia’s food waste by half by 2030’, which was published in January 2020.

Is it feasible to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030?

The National Food Waste Strategy Feasibility Study analyses this question by updating the National Food Waste Baseline, identifying hotspots for waste and environmental impacts; testing and costing scenarios. The recommended scenario shows industry led initiatives provide the most cost-effective approach to reducing food waste, once a supportive policy framework is in place.

NFWS Feasibility Study: Data Dashboard

This interactive dashboard has been designed to enable industry and government stakeholders to interrogate and filter the Study’s data from the baseline, hotspots and scenario analysis and extract key insights relevant to a specific sector, commodity, or intervention type.


NFWS Feasibility Study Launch Webinar