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Over 70% of companies in Australia believe that reducing their environmental impact will make them more successful than their competitors. Over 50% of these companies have seen positive changes in their amount of food waste. They run into problems when they do not have enough government support in driving change. Governments in two parts of the country have began initiatives to increase public engagement with the issue and provide educational opportunities on the long-lasting effects of food waste. Australia aims to be a leader in global food and plastic packaging reduction.