Sustainability > Waste

Federal Court dismisses ACCC case against 'flushable' wipes

08 July, 2019

The Federal Court has dismissed a case filed by the ACCC against Kimberly-Clark and its flushable-branded wipes. What happens next?

ALDI makes positive packaging pledge

26 June, 2019

ALDI Australia will cut at least a quarter of all plastic packaging from its range by 2025 and remove single-use plastics such as cotton buds and plastic plates from its stores by the end of 2020.

WA's City of Cockburn trials recycled asphalt

11 June, 2019

A new property development in WA is sealing roads with a material made from plastic bags, toner cartridges, crumb rubber from car tyres and recycled asphalt pavement.

Global waste standard open for public comment

06 May, 2019

Global Reporting Initiative is developing a new global waste standard and has called on the public to comment.

Bupa to save 5000 kg of plastic per year going digital

01 May, 2019

Bupa will cease providing plastic membership cards to its members and will instead shift to digital memberships in a bid to save up to 5000 kg of plastic annually.

Packaging industry sets sights on sustainability at AUSPACK

28 February, 2019

The packaging industry is poised to move to the sustainability forefront by implementing strategies to meet the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target.

Nestlé taking steps to eliminate plastic waste

21 January, 2019

Nestlé has announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.

Artwork made of ocean plastic on display at Customs House

09 October, 2018

An art installation comprising 2255 orange spheres made from 120 kg of ocean debris has been suspended from the ceiling of Sydney's Customs House.

National Waste Policy discussion paper released

12 September, 2018

Feedback on the discussion paper will inform updates to the 2009 National Waste Policy for consideration by environment ministers later this year.

ICC Sydney pioneering plastic water bottle reduction

27 July, 2018

More than one million plastic water bottles have been saved through ICC Sydney's partnership with Sydney Water.

Turning food waste into revenue

18 July, 2018

The Monash Food Innovation Centre is working with industry and farmers to help them transform food waste into profits.

Could you run a zero-waste restaurant?

16 July, 2018

Finland's Restaurant Nolla has been making waves since it was opened earlier this year by chefs Luka Balac, Carlos Henriques and Albert Franch Sunyer.

We've banned the bag, but what about plastic bottles?

29 June, 2018 by Mark Fenton, Managing Director

A staggering one million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute — that's about 20,000 bottles each second.

Push to ban single-use plastic bags within five years

28 June, 2018 by Lauren Davis

A Senate inquiry into waste and recycling in Australia has called for drastic measures to manage a struggling industry.

Are you meeting your sustainable packaging obligations?

26 June, 2018

Australian businesses need to comply with the sustainable packaging obligations outlined in the National Environmental Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011.

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