The release today of the first-ever environmental scorecard of Australia's largest manufacturing industry—the $52 billion food and grocery sector—has revealed significant improvements in water management and in the increased use of environmentally friendly packaging systems. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) Environment Report 2001 is the first industry-wide snapshot of environmental performance in Australia, and one of the first of its kind in the world.  The Report has showed 86 per cent of Australian food and grocery companies have integrated sound environmental practices—such as the use of recycled packaging—into their operations.