Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort has officially removed all single-use plastic bottles, take-away coffee cups and straws from across the resort.
Samsung Electronics have announced that the company will be replacing their current plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.
Corona and Parley have launched a national initiative and new documentary aimed at educating and recruiting Australians to help reduce marine plastic pollution across Australia’s iconic beaches.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s largest network – the Circular Economy 100 network (CE100) – will further expand its diverse and dynamic collaborative of leaders and innovators by beginning 2019 with two new members.
According to a report by NSW EPA, Return and Earn broke records for recycling over the Christmas – New Year period, setting a new daily record and processing more than 91 million drink containers. As of January 2, 2019, 6.8 million drink containers were returned across the state.
As of January 2019, the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) changed its name to the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR). WMRR said the name was chosen and adopted by its members as a reflection of the needs of their diverse and growing membership, as well as an acknowledgement of what WMRR sees as the ever-increasing participation by MRFs, re-processors and re-manufacturers.
The EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently proposed a ban on deliberately adding microplastics to products, such as cosmetics, detergents and agricultural fertilisers in the EU by 2020 in a bid to combat pollution.