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plastics Archives

Second plastics summit will help shape path to National Packaging Targets

A second National Plastics Design Summit will be held in February to find common ground on achieving the National Packag...

Government phasing out polystyrene food containers in plan to tackle plastic

Food and beverage containers made of hard-to-recycle plastics like PVC and polystyrene will be phased out.

Sydney businesses take ‘no plastics’ pledge

The commitment means there will be fewer plastic bottles, straws, throwaway cups, food utensils and flyers in circulatio...

P&G joins new global alliance to tackle plastic waste

Consumer goods companies, retailers and plastic manufacturers have formed a new NGO.

Smarties, Nesquik and Yes! packaging soon to be plastic-free

Nestlé is axing straws and working on biodegradable water bottles in drive to reduce plastic waste.

Coca-Cola Amatil cans plastic straws and stirrers

The beverage bottler will now stock fully recyclable and biodegradable straws.

Johnson & Johnson addresses plastic waste problem

FMCG giant signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

How to break up with plastics

Behavioural science can offer a path to curb plastic use.

Unilever boss urges resources rethink

Plastics overhaul announced, as consumer goods CEO calls on industry to commit to “heavy lifting”.

Woolworths reusable bags free for 10 days

Social media users back supermarket giant, call for a focus on packaging.

Woolworths open to further plastic reducing methods

Retailer dismisses suggestions it’s considering allowing shoppers to use Tupperware for transporting food.

Woolies bids farewell to thin plastic bags

Shoppers are being urged to not bag retail workers.

Values drive value

Consumers' shopping decision on choosing products depends on societal or political issues.

Woolworths Group reaffirms sustainability commitments

Supermarket giant announces new initiatives to create a more sustainable environment.

Coles pledges to halve food waste by 2020

Supermarket to get rid of single-use plastic bags on July 1.

Tesco targets ‘close loop’ packaging system, shuts down Tesco Direct

Supermarket giant calls on UK Government to support its national recycling infrastructure.

Mars Petcare, REDcycle partner to recycle

Pet food giant joins recycling program with Coles and Woolworths.

Woolworths commits to reducing plastic packaging usage

Retail association boss says businesses have to be prepared when the ban comes into effect.

Aldi commits to 2022 plastics pledge

Discount grocer to support UK's WRAP'S new plastics initiative.