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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Applauds Funded Recycling Projects

18 January 2022

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY 2022, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) is delighted to acknowledge the 13 new projects funded jointly by the Australian Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund and the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund. Funding these projects demonstrates the Government’s commitment to expanding domestic recycling capacity, something needed if we are to achieve […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Applauds National Plastics Summit

21 December 2021

TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2021, SYDNEY The Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) is delighted by the announcement that the second National Plastics Design Summit will go ahead this February. The first summit, held in March 2020 in Canberra saw the non-alcoholic beverage sector make significant commitments to invest in establishing reprocessing facilities and integrate recycled content […]

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Patulin in Apple Juice Products

2 September 2021

The Australian Beverages Council, through its dedicated division Juice Australia, ensures our juice manufacturers follow standards on the management of contaminants such as Patulin and conduct regular testing to ensure apple juice products are safe for Australian consumers. Read our media statement on Patulin in Apple Juice Products below. Patulin in Apple Juice Products Media […]

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Non-alcoholic drinks industry leads the way in reducing sugar consumption

9 June 2021

WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021, SYDNEY: Australian producers of non-alcoholic drinks are leading the rest of the shopping trolley in giving consumers better choices to reduce consumption of sugar, and proposals to introduce a sugar tax to address obesity is a last century solution to a modern-day problem. “Calls today by the AMA for a tax […]

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Victoria Announces Container Deposit Scheme Model

14 April 2021

WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL 2021, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council [ABCL] welcomes today’s announcement and progress made in the design and development of Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). With the announcement today by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio of a split responsibility CDS model, the government moves closer to the implementation of […]

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Health Star Rating Lets Down Juice Industry

12 February 2021

Friday 12 February 2021, Sydney: The Australian Beverages Council is disappointed in the decision by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation today to ignore the value of juice with no added sugar in the Australian diet. The vote to award juice between 2.5 – 4 stars is likely to impact the […]

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