The Federal government has taken a key step towards halving food waste by 2030, with new research showing Australians created 7.3 million tonnes of food waste across the food supply and consumption chain in 2016-17, the equivalent of 298kg per person.
The Rabobank Food Waste Report has found that Australians have significantly reduced the food they waste year-on-year by $700 million, with the research revealing a seven per cent reduction from $9.6 billion in 2017 to $8.9 billion in 2018. This equates to a back pocket saving of $160 per household a year.
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of plastic packaging, and this is set to continue with Innova Market Insights identifying ‘Recyclable by Design’ as its top packaging trend for 2019.
Used Australian tyres are being dumped overseas with little regard for how they are recycled or disposed of, according to Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA).
The Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) 2017/18 National Litter Index (NLI) has been released and shows positive trends across the nation and identifies areas of opportunity.
The global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and people, warns a newly published WWF report.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) have launched a new report, which was developed in partnership with the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF), to map out the current state of post-consumer packaging in Australia.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles.
A recent study from the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Institute for Sustainable Futures is exploring the viability of food scraps and sewage from Broadway’s One Central Park tower being treated on-site for the production of clean energy.
A new report released by the Palaszczuk government shows that more waste was coming from interstate last financial year, while the state’s reported waste generation had already exceeded 10 million tonnes for the first time ever.