Tag Archives: recycling

Don’t just dump your e-waste – give it to us

Social enterprise Green Collect is calling on Victorian businesses to recycle all their old electrical items, or e-waste. The social enterprise provides employment opportunities for people facing disadvantage, The organisation, based in the Melbourne suburb of Braybrook, specialises in “resource recovery”. It says it handles about 10-15 tonnes of technology …

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A third of urban Australians prefer eco-friendly packaging

A third (32 per cent) of urban Australians prefer to buy products sold in eco-friendly packaging, according to new research. Research company Mintel also found that 34 per cent of urban Australians prefer products made by sustainable sourcing methods. The findings come at a time when the issue of plastic …

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Are British blokes too manly to be green?

According to Mintel, British men lag behind women when it comes to maintaining good environmental habits. But could gender stereotypes be holding them back? This is the thorny question Mintel’s new research raises. Overall, Mintel found that 65 per cent of Brits say they’re trying to live more ethically than …

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Senator calls for end to all ‘single-use plastics’, not just bags

Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has urged radical action to combat plastic in what he calls Australia’s “recycling crisis”. Mr Whish-Wilson, who is also Chair for the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry into waste and recycling, was commenting on the release of the report ‘Never waste a crisis: …

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Woolworths ditches single-use shopping bags

Woolworths has announced that it’s single-use plastics bags have been removed from its stores, nationally. With the rest of Australia’s supermarkets gearing up to stop using plastic bags on July 1, 2018, it seems Woolworths couldn’t wait any longer and has said it is removing more than 3.2 billion single-use …

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NSW government promises to help CDS-affected businesses

After months of government lobbying, MGA says it has persuaded the NSW government to save the livelihoods of many NSW retailers. Following the new NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), MGA says shoppers of packaged beverages who live near the Victoria/NSW border are crossing the border to buy drinks and other …

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Nestlé moves to recyclable or reusable packaging

Nestlé says it aims to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, so that none of it – including plastics – ends up in landfill or as litter. “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today,” Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said. “Tackling …

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June date for Woolworths national plastic-bag ban

As of June 20, Woolworths supermarkets, BWS, Metro and Woolworths Petrol outlets will no longer provide single-use plastic shopping bags nationally. The commitment, made last year, to end the use of single-use plastic shopping bags across the Woolworths network eliminates the 3.2 billion plastic bags handed out by the retailer …

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Planet Ark toolkit aims to help businesses reduce waste

A free guide for Australian businesses on how to manage waste more efficiently has been released by Planet Ark. The ‘War on Waste Tookit for Businesses’ has ten tools such as the ‘recycling no-brainer checklist’, the set of questions to ask a prospective recycler, and new brain-science-inspired signage. It also …

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