Australians consume plastic at a ferocious rate. By the time you’ve finished reading this article, we will have consumed approximately 13 tonnes of plastics as a nation. Of this, only 12 per cent will be recycled.
Thicker shopping bags, such as those offered by retailers like Myer and David Jones, will likely be phased out under a plan by the nation’s environment ministers in a bid to escalate the war on plastic.Read more
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is urging for continued national leadership from the Commonwealth to ensure consistent inter-governmental policy for waste management and resource recovery, following endorsement of the new National Waste Policy (NWP) at the 8th Meeting of Environment Ministers in Canberra last week.Read more
A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans in July, according to the National Retail Association (NRA).Read more
The NSW EPA is leading the development of a 20-year Waste Strategy for the state in partnership with Infrastructure NSW.Read more
The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Annual Dinner held on November 30 at the William Inglis Hotel in Warwick Farm, NSW, brought together 180 guests from various commercial entities within the waste sector. Dinner, drinks, entertainment – from Christmas Kisses and the Awards Ceremony – was held in the Big Barn area.
The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling on the Federal, state and territory environment ministers to appoint a National Waste and Resource Recovery Commissioner to ensure the National Waste Policy will be successful.
A new report by Bioenergy Australia and KPMG have called on the Australian government to fire up its bioenergy sector, with the report outlining how the country could harness around US$3.5 billion of potential investment, which will open up huge opportunities for development projects in regional areas.
PepsiCo is focused on delivering sustainable long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. The company does this through its global principle called Performance with Purpose, which positions PepsiCo for long-term success and ingraining sustainability into its daily business operations.
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.