Diverting fruit and vegetable waste streams to ‘high-value destinations’ through bioprocessing is an essential component of Australia halving food waste by 2030. Bioprocessing can also support a circular bioeconomy through maximising waste resources through cascading uses for food waste streams. The barriers to diverting food waste to high-value destinations in Australia are not comprehensively understood, and there is limited analysis available on the impact public policy has on those barriers or what potential policy drivers would shift the current landscape in favour of sustainable industry development. This research seeks to address the knowledge gap by examining the question: what governance frameworks would best support Australia to divert fruit and vegetable waste to 'high-value destinations', while supporting a sustainable circular bioeconomy?
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