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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 Celebrates Investment in Northern Territory Recycling Infrastructure

11 February 2022

FRIDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2022, SYDNEY: Understanding the need for a comprehensive material recovery infrastructure throughout the whole of Australia, the Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) is pleased to acknowledge the landmark investment recently made by the Federal Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund into the Northern Territory. Earmarking funding for the Northern Territory solidifies the government’s dedication […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Welcomes Australian Economic Accelerator

2 February 2022

WEDNESDAY, 02 FEBRUARY 2022, SYDNEY: Citing a need to provide financial certainty to businesses looking to innovate new products, the Australian Economic Accelerator announced yesterday by the Federal Government is an initiative the Australian Beverages Council Limited (ABCL) believes will further drive innovation in the non-alcoholic beverages space. The program’s target area, the “Valley of […]

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Barriers to Beverage Industry Circularity Are Complex

1 February 2022

The following article was written by Australian Beverages Council CEO Geoff Parker for Inside Waste TUESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2021 Everywhere you look in Australia, recycling and container deposit schemes (CDS) are a hot topic with a range of commentators sharing their two, or 10 cents. With Victoria and Tasmania launching their schemes within the next […]

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Non-Alcoholic Drinks Industry Leading the Way in Reducing Sugar Consumption

19 January 2022

WEDNESDAY, 19 JANUARY 2022, 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 suggestions to introduce a sugar tax by the AMA to address obesity is a last century fix to a modern-day problem. “Obesity is complex and multi-factorial […]

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