• From trash to cash: Beverage industry boss hails Queensland’s industry-led Container Refund Scheme a sustainable sucess

    From trash to cash: Beverage industry boss hails Queensland’s industry-led Container Refund Scheme a sustainable success   Following months of preparation involving the Queensland Government, industry and communities across the Sunshine State, Queensland has become the latest State in Australia to introduce a Container Refund Scheme (CRS). Containers for Change, which launched today, is the […]

  • Successful extension to Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme key to sustainable future

    Following the successful passage of Container Refund Scheme legislation in the Queensland Parliament yesterday, the Australian Beverages Council has welcomed the decision to extend the timeframe for the introduction of the scheme as fundamental to the sustainability of the initiative. ‘The Queensland Government has made a carefully considered decision to extend the introduction of the […]

  • Statement on Senate Select Committee into Obesity in Australia

    The Australian Beverages Council has been made aware of a Senate Select Committee into Obesity, which will be established on 16 May 2018 and report in August 2018. The Select Committee was tabled by Senator Richard di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens. The inquiry will look at the prevalence and causes of obesity in […]

  • Why a sugar tax for Australia won’t work

    On 30 April 2018, an episode of Four Corners explored the relationship between sugar and obesity, and the case for a sugar tax in Australia. Mr Geoff Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Beverages Council was interviewed by the program and asked about the efficacy of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and the industry’s efforts to […]

  • Industry’s policies packing a punch: New report on nutrition policies fails to credit progress made by beverages companies

    In response to the release of a Deakin University report on the nutrition policies of Australia’s food and beverages manufacturers, the Australian Beverages Council has compiled the following statement: ‘The criticism levelled at many of our Members, that their policies and “commitments varied substantially”, is not noteworthy. Individual companies will choose, based on their unique […]

  • Statement on microplastics in bottled water

    The Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI), a division of the Australian Beverages Council, takes the safety of its products very seriously. The ABWI Model Code, to which all ABWI Members subscribe, requires bottled and packaged water to be of the highest quality. To this end, Members are audited annually to ensure these high standards are […]

  • Industry calls for consultation with WA Health Minister as industry players excluded

    Industry players have called on WA Deputy Premier and Health Minister, the Honorable Roger Cook, to adopt a more consultative approach to his office’s dealings with industry after all non-alcoholic beverages companies were barred from participating in the State’s highly anticipated, inaugural Preventative Health Summit which is due to take place on Friday. ‘In the […]

  • QLD CDS Retailers and Manufacturers Liaison Committee Meeting 27 March

    Members are invited to attend the next meeting of the Qld Government’s Retailers and Manufacturers Liaison Committee to get a briefing and update on the Qld CRS which will commence on the 1 November 2018. The meeting details are follows: Date/Time: 9.30am – 11.30am, Tuesday 27 March 2018 Address: Qld Department of Environment and Science, […]

  • Extension to Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme key to sustainable future

    Extension to Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme key to sustainable future The decision to extend the timeframe for the introduction of Queensland’s industry-led container refund scheme has been welcomed by the Australian Beverages Council and its Members.   ‘The Queensland Government has made a carefully considered decision to extend the introduction of the container refund scheme […]