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ARECO Pacific has proudly signed the Australian Food Pact

27 October 2021

ARECO Pacific is taking decisive action against food waste in Australia.

With a staggering 35% of food produced going to waste, the Australian government, led by Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, launched the Australian Food Pact on Thursday, October 21st.

Aligned with the Australian National Food Waste Strategy, established by the Department of the Environment and Energy, the implementation of the Australian Food Pact is a crucial step in addressing the pressing issue of food waste.

As proud signatories to the Australian Food Pact, ARECO Pacific joins forces with esteemed partners and companies, including Woolworths Group and Coles, in leading Australia's ambitious target of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030.

ARECO Pacific is excited to collaborate closely with fellow signatories and Stop Food Waste Australia to actively combat food waste, promote food security, foster innovation, and enhance sustainability and resilience across the entire Australian food chain. Together, we can make a significant impact in creating a more sustainable future.

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Australian Food Pact: Paving the way for sustainable food systems

Areco is a signatory of the Australian food pact

In a significant milestone, the Australian Food Pact was launched on October 21, 2021, uniting numerous businesses in a global and ambitious endeavor. The news of this groundbreaking initiative spread like wildfire, garnering attention from various websites and media outlets such as Food & Drink Business, Mirage. News, The Australian, Food & Beverage, Pittwater Online News, The National Tribune, Retail World, and FoodProcessing, each dedicating an article to highlight its significance.

The Australian Food Pact represents a visionary voluntary agreement, bringing together diverse organizations in a novel pre-competitive collaboration aimed at transforming our food system into one that is sustainable, resilient, and circular. At its core lies a long-term commitment to identifying key priorities, developing innovative solutions, and implementing impactful changes on a large scale. This entails active involvement from signatories, fostering partnerships and collaborations across their value chains, and promoting the widespread adoption of best practices throughout Australia. Voluntary agreements have proven to be effective in combating food waste, focusing on prevention, donation-based reuse, and driving transformative innovations across the entire food chain.

The Australian Food Pact marks an important milestone in our collective journey towards a more sustainable future, and it sets the stage for transformative changes that will shape our food system for generations to come.

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