The Australian Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre (FIAL), an entity established by the Australian government, utilized data from the ReFED Insights Engine for their National Food Waste Strategy Feasibility Study, which analyzed the feasibility of Australia cutting food waste in half by 2030. They found that industry-led initiatives are the most cost-effective approach to food waste reduction, once a supportive policy framework is in place.
Key areas of the feasibility study made use of the Insights Engine, ReFED’s original Roadmap, and an expert interview with Executive Director Dana Gunders. These sections of the study include the rationale behind improved date labeling and consumer education campaigns as key food waste interventions, as well as the overall cost assumptions of implementing various solutions.
According to FIAL, “The findings from the Feasibility Study will inform decisions by government policymakers and agri-food businesses alike, including those relating to the likely levels of investment required to deliver the Strategy between 2020 and 2030.”