The ‘APCO Action Plan for Problematic and Unnecessary Single-Use Plastic Packaging’ has been designed by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) to support Australia’s packaging supply chain and phase out problematic single-use plastic packaging.
The Morrison Government is backing a new era of environmental science, announcing the universities and research centres that will host four ‘mega’ research hubs in the next phase of Australia’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP) This includes the Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub.
Unprecedented waste and recycling laws that cement Australia’s seven national targets for waste by 2030 were passed this week, however an amendment by the Greens to reduce single-use plastics or meet plastic packaging recycling targets wasn’t included.
Australians want to take care of the environment, both locally and globally. That means preserving remaining natural habitat and reversing climate change. There are few that now quibble with protecting koala habitat or expanding renewables.
Innovative, female-led startups across Australia are being backed by the Federal Government, with nearly $12 million in support to help them scale up and grow their businesses.
The iugis’ Sustainable Re-set report reveals the nation expects more from governments when it comes to issues like fighting food waste. The study, undertaken by YouGov, surveyed both consumers and small business owners about their attitudes to sustainability and food waste. It revealed the majority (75 per cent of consumers and 64 per cent of SMB owners) are concerned about sustainability and climate change with around a third in each group even more concerned about these issues now than they were before the pandemic.
The Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA has described the proposed Federal legislation for ‘Project Life Greenfields Agreements’, as a crucial industrial relations reform that will create jobs and economic growth by stimulating investment in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.
The 2020 Food Waste Report by Rabobank illustrates that the Coronavirus pandemic has derailed Australia’s progress in reducing food waste, leading to a spike in the amount of food Australian households are throwing out.
Founded in 2008 by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales, collaborates with industry, global research partners, not-for-profits, and governments to develop innovative environmental solutions for some of the world’s largest waste challenges.
An overwhelming 88 per cent of Australian business leaders believe the circular economy will be important to the future of business, according to new research from Planet Ark.