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Retailers welcome delay in Qld Container Refund Scheme

The Queensland government has delayed the implementation of the state’s Container Refund Scheme from July 1 to November 1, so that lessons from the NSW experience can be learned. NSW’s ‘Return and Earn’ container deposit scheme (CDS) was launched on December 1 last year and has faced criticism from retail …

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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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NZ grocer’s ‘mega-efficient’ waste-minimisation program

New Zealand grocery chain Foodstuffs diverted 27.1 tonnes of waste from landfill per store in August with its audited waste-minimisation program. More than 120 stores have signed up to the program, which has increased the average waste-diversion rate from 64 per cent to 84 per cent and led to the …

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MGA: NSW container deposit laws will destroy small and independently owned businesses

New container deposit laws in NSW will operate from December 1, 2017, and from that date, says MGA Independent Retailers CEO Jos de Bruin, independently owned businesses on the NSW borders will suffer the consequences. “MGA has pleaded with the Minister for the Environment, Minister Upton, to listen to the …

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Woolworths first retailer to help support delivery of NSW government sustainability initiative

TOMRA Cleanaway, the NSW state government appointed network operator of the new Return and Earn container deposit scheme (CDS), announced that Woolworths will be the first retail refund partner when the program launches on December 1, 2017. Under the CDS, consumers will be able to return eligible beverage containers for …

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Business waste guide from Planet Ark

Planet Ark has published a guide titled The Business Case for Less Waste, which provides advice on creating a recycling strategy within the workplace and the benefits of doing so. The not-for-profit organisation claims that failing to recycle or optimise waste management causes businesses unnecessary loss. “By adopting new waste-management …

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