Corona has announced that it will pilot plastic-free six pack rings in select markets as part of the brand’s commitment with Parley for the Oceans to lead the industry with eco-friendly packaging.
It is a known fact that the Europeans take waste management and resource recovery very seriously and with good reason – the industry is a protector of human health and the environment, as well as being an economic growth engine. The Europeans get it and Australia is beginning to, albeit slowly.
A report, produced by Eunomia Research and Consulting for Ditto Sustainability, assessed progress on the circular economy across a range of industries and markets, and found that adopting a circular economy model makes businesses more resilient.
Dow announced its intention to further invest and develop new global initiatives and solutions that work to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment.
Western Sydney University (WSU) will invest $5 million into a partnership with the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and 13 state agricultural Universities, as part of a new initiative designed to combat global food security issues presented by climate change.
The City of Sydney has invested in the world’s first independently certified scheme for ‘green’ investments that address climate change through waste management, renewable energy, sustainable transport, and water projects.
Recycling company Close the Loop has unveiled an upgraded manufacturing facility that could divert two-thirds of Australia’s 300,000 tonnes of waste soft plastics sent to local landfill annually.
Offences for Western Australia’s plastic bag ban come into effect on New Year’s Day, with the environment minister Stephen Dawson warning that retailers who supplied banned lightweight plastic bags would face potential prosecution from January 1, 2019 – risking fine of up to $5,000.
In a new report, global financial analyst Credit Suisse says Australia’s waste crisis is set to deepen with an “impending plasticide” and predicts that the Federal government will intervene within two years with new policies, including an emergency tax on plastic.
The government of Karnataka in India has announced on on November 23 2018, the launch of the first ‘DATACITY’ program in Asia in collaboration with SUEZ, BWSSB (Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board) and NUMA, a French innovation hub headquartered in Paris that engages with startups, cities and corporations to foster innovation and solve global challenges.