Federal Court dismisses ACCC’s claim that Woolworths’ eco range is misleading

The Federal Court of Australia has determined biodegradable and compostable products made by Woolworths’ were not false or misleading – a concern raised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In March 2018, the ACCC took action against Woolworths, alleging the environmental representations Woolworths made about its W Select Eco picnic products were false, …
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Australian government investigates waste shipments turned away by countries such as Indonesia

The Australian Federal government is investigating shipments of waste that are potentially contaminated and have been turned away by countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. In early July, Indonesia announced it is returning 49 containers of waste to its countries of origin after the Batam Customs Office concluded it contained toxic materials. Similarly in May, …
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Trials and education paramount in success of workplace waste minimisation programs

Getting workplaces on board with waste and recycling initiatives is easier to do on a trial basis at first instance, ANZ Banking Group’s Jeff Elliott advises. He shared his success of implementing waste management programs at ANZ’s Sydney office, which Elliott said isn’t always easily achieved in an environment where cost for new projects is …
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