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plastic Archives

Think tank proposes $1.5 billion tax on virgin plastics

Australia gets through 3.8 million tonnes of plastic yearly, the Australia Institute said.

Enviro-tech start-up raises $54 million to fund plastic recycling drive

Samsara is working alongside its first partner, Woolworths Group, to bring the potential of infinite recycling to superm...

Retail welcomes expansion of national plastic recycling fund

The $250 million fund will focus on advanced plastic recycling technology and tackle problematic single-use plastics lik...

Single-use plastic ban could be on the cards for Queensland

The Queensland government is considering a ban on single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, plates and stirrers as ...

Stop shaming, start empowering: advertisers must rethink their plastic waste message

Advertisers who tell a good story can persuade the public of all sorts of things but some messages can be disingenuous a...

Unilever to halve virgin plastic use by 2025

Chief executive Alan Jope said the business needs a "fundamental rethink" in its approach to packaging and products.

Poll: Which collectables campaign will come out on top?

Will Woolworths sustainability efforts sway customers towards Ooshies or will Little Shop prove a monster hit once again...

Amatil creates 100% recycled plastic bottle for fizzy drinks

This is the first time this type of packaging has been produced for carbonated drinks in Australia.

Poll: Can zero packaging stores work for grocery?

Is Australia ready to embrace a refillable model?

Calling on FMCG businesses: you need a long-term approach to sustainability

Environmentalist says we've made a good start, but it's not enough.

Poll: Time to ditch plastic packaging on fresh produce?

Supermarkets in New Zealand recently reported a rise in sales of "nude" veggies that have no plastic packaging.

Here’s what happens to our plastic recycling when it goes offshore

Southeast Asia has become the new destination for Australia’s recycled plastics.

Retail’s plastic onion

"A proposed cutback of the single-use checkout bag is but a diversionary ploy."

Plastic bag ban catapults consumer demand for reusable grocery bags

Bag manufacturer says sales increase to 150 per cent.

Nestlé targets 100 per cent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

Greenpeace says its pledge don't include clear targets to reduce and phase out single-use plastics.