This week’s Top 5 stories

Take a look at the stories that caught everyone’s attention on the Food & Drink Business website this week: Mondelez increases recycled plastic packaging in Cadbury production; Viridian Renewable Technology’s insect protein breakthrough; Ivan Power appointed as inaugural NRF CEO; Halo Food Co liquidated; and Accolade Wines acquired by Bain Capital. 

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Packaging News

The ACCC has instituted court proceedings against Clorox Australia, owner of GLAD-branded kitchen and garbage bags, over alleged false claims that bags were partly made of recycled 'ocean plastic'.

In news that is disappointing but not surprising given the recent reports on the unfolding Qenos saga, the new owner of Qenos has placed the company into voluntary administration. The closure of the Qenos Botany facility has also been confirmed.

An agreement struck between Cleanaway and Viva Energy will see the two companies undertake a prefeasibility assessment of a circular solution for soft plastics and other hard-to-recycle plastics.