The 2019/20 Annual report from Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) shares the wins, challenges and the vision of the industry funded product stewardship organisation that has a new feel and re-invigorated focus to it.
Imagine 200 billion chocolate wrappers being recycled. That’s how much soft plastic packaging will be processed under just one of the proposals funded through the Federal Government’s National Product Stewardship Investment Fund (NPSIF).
As Victoria and Tasmania move closer to a CDS, Scotland is introducing the UK’s first deposit return scheme (DRS) which will see a 20 pence (p) fee added to single-use drinks containers in the country from 1 July 2022.
Overwhelming community support of 98 per cent in favour of action to reduce the impacts of single-use plastics, has resulted in the release of WA’s Plan for Plastics.
Chemistry Australia and its Plastics Stewardship Australia initiative have partnered with CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, to “transform plastic waste in Australia”.
Container deposit schemes (CDS) are reducing the number of eligible containers in our existing kerbside recycling bins and creating new opportunities for recycling through the nation’s yellow lid recycling bins.
Under the Circular Economy pillar of its 2025 strategy, Officeworks has said it’s becoming a zero-waste business and will work towards repairing, repurposing, recycling 17,000 tonnes of unwanted products.
Stena Recycling of Sweden and household electronics producer Electrolux have developed a vacuum cleaner made entirely from recycled and reused materials. The plastics and components used come from end-of-life electronic products such as hairdryers, computers and other vacuum cleaners.
Geofabrics has signed a multi-year partnership with Visy to reduce the number of plastic bottles going into landfill.
During the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) 2020 Conference which opened today, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) released the program that maps the framework for measuring progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.