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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Welcomes New Federal Government Ministry

3 June 2022

FRIDAY, 3 JUNE 2022, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) welcomes the Albanese Government’s establishment of a highly qualified Ministerial team to drive the transition to a circular economy, net zero and a robust domestic manufacturing landscape for Australia. “As the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry nationally, we would like to personally […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Responds to Calls for a Sugar Tax

11 May 2022

11 MAY, 2022 The Australian Beverages Council, representing the nation’s non-alcoholic drinks industry, has responded to the recent call from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and other groups for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. “The non-alcoholic drinks industry has been proudly leading the nation’s reformulation agenda and is the only category in the shopping trolley […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Sugar Reduction Report Exceeds Target

22 April 2022

Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies have reduced sugar across their drink portfolios by more than 16% between 2015 and 2021, placing them well on track to achieve the 20% sugar reduction target by 20251. The finding was released today as part of the KPMG authored 2021 Sugar Reduction Pledge report, commissioned by the Australian Beverages […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Supports Government’s Commitment to Recycling Problematic Plastics

21 March 2022

MONDAY, 21 MARCH 2022, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a new Recycling Modernisation Fund stream to develop advanced manufacturing capabilities in Australia for hard to recycle soft plastics such as cling wrap and grocery bags. “As the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry nationally, the ABCL […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Celebrates Landmark Bottle to Bottle Recycling Facility

11 March 2022

FRIDAY, 11 MARCH 2022, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) is excited to have been present at the opening of the state-of-the-art PET recycling facility unveiled in Albury, NSW by Circular Plastics Australia. A joint venture between Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Asahi Beverages, Pact Group Holdings Ltd and Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd, this facility has […]

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NATIONAL OBESITY PREVENTION STRATEGY REGRETTABLY IGNORES BEVERAGES INDUSTRY EFFORTS  

8 March 2022

TUESDAY, 8 MARCH 2022, SYDNEY:  The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) welcomes the release of the National Obesity Prevention Strategy 2022-2032 (NOPS), to reduce the prevalence of obesity among the Australian population over the next decade.   “Obesity is complex and multi-factorial. The Strategy attempts to address those complexities through a comprehensive framework but the beverages […]

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