Tag Archives: environment

Growing intersect between environment and health

A new study shows that the environment and health, the two most pressing consumer demands, are converging. This comes to light via a research study carried out by Tetra Pak in partnership with Ipsos. The convergence is creating opportunities for food and beverage brands in how they market their products to consumers over …

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Aussie households underestimating food waste

Australia’s first comprehensive study looking at household behaviours and motivations towards food waste – Food Waste: National Benchmarking Study Summary Report – was released this week. Surveying more than 5,000 people, results show that while 76 per cent of respondents felt strongly motivated to reduce food waste, they underestimated the …

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Sustainability in FMCG

In 2019, definitions of sustainability have expanded beyond the three pillars of economic, environment and social wellbeing, writes IRI Senior Associate Consultant Lucas An and Associate Consultant Sheena Rochiramani. Its true meaning now lies in the combination of environmental protection and economic growth. Consumers from around the world follow a …

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Unilever announces new commitments to eliminate plastic

Unilever has announced new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy for plastics. The company has confirmed that by 2025 it will: Halve its use of virgin plastic, by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerating its use …

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Retailers call on NSW government to ban the bag

The NSW government has come under pressure from retailers to step up efforts to implement legislation to eradicate single-use plastic bags. According to the National Retail Association, retail outlets across NSW are continuing to show widespread community support for a ban on lightweight plastic bags. In association with the Boomerang …

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International news: Tesco’s Colleague Shops to minimise food waste

Major UK retailer Tesco has launched Colleague Shops across its UK stores to give staff the opportunity to take food approaching its expiration date as part of the company’s wider work aimed at preventing food waste. Dedicated storage areas and fridges will be set up in back-of-store colleague rooms to …

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Top-tier suppliers called out over laminate-packaging waste

Enval, a UK-based recycling organisation, has put the world’s largest FMCG companies on notice for their inaction as the global problem of plastic aluminium laminate waste grows. Enval CEO Dr Carlos Ludlow-Palafox has sent an open letter to the CEOs of companies that benefit from laminate packaging, including Unilever, Kraft, …

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Harris Farm Markets first major retailer to #BanTheBag

Following overwhelming customer support for the #BanTheBag campaign, Harris Farm Markets (HFM) says it is now 100 per cent plastic-bag free at registers. The family-owned grocer no longer has single-use plastic bags, instead encouraging all customers to bring their own bag or use a recycled box. HFM has long been …

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WA retailers prepare for plastic bag ban

Western Australia is joining Queensland retailers in ‘banning the bag’ on July 1, bringing the states in line with South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT, which already have plastic-bag bans in place. WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson says 84 per cent of Western Australians support a ban …

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Victoria’s sustainability talent to be honoured

Victoria’s sustainability leaders are being urged to enter this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share their insights with people, organisations and companies across the state. Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan says the 15th annual Premier’s Sustainability Awards are a great way to recognise Victoria’s sustainability talent. “The bar gets higher …

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