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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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More shipments of waste are coming back to Australia after Indonesian officials announced 210 tonnes of waste will be shipped back due to contamination.
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South Australia is set to be the first state in Australia to ban multiple single-use plastic items such as plastic straws, cutlery, and stirrers.
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The Victorian government has released an issues paper on the Circular Economy Policy for public comment.
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A Sunshine Coast-based company is collecting used shampoo containers to make prosthetic arms for children, which has the Queensland government urging more businesses to support the reuse of products.
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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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The New Zealand government has announced a $40 million allocation to the waste sector through its Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) as part of its Wellbeing Budget.
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A two-week expedition to clean up plastic debris from Henderson Island has returned home after collecting six tonnes of debris in June.
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The European Commission has registered three new European citizens’ initiatives that focus on plastic waste minimisation, fighting climate change and growing crops.
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 …