Tag Archives: sustainability

Sally Williams gives Supercart a big push

Former Brand Power Australia presenter Sally Williams has given sustainable-trolley manufacturer Supercart Australia a big boost. The 3AW presenter and TV personality has joined Supercart as its first ambassador. She’s joining the push to boost awareness of the sustainable shopping carts. Supercart makes the carts from recycled plastic two-litre milk …

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Retailers would welcome nationwide plastic bag ban

The NRA has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s proposal to implement a single-use plastic bag ban nationwide from 2021. National Retail Association Manager of Industry David Stout says the retail sector applauds laws that are consistent across the country and allow enough time to avoid disruption. “Retailers are happy to …

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Veganism threatens local demand for Aussie meat and dairy

Booming veganism and rising meat prices are a growing threat to the domestic meat and dairy industries, says IBISWorld. According to the industry research company, sales of vegan food products have soared over the past five years in Australia. Intensifying the trend is the fact that the vegan boom has …

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Woolies to fund new generation of ‘environmental champions’

Woolworths says its Junior Landcare Grants program will help fund environmental initiatives in hundreds of schools across Australia. The supermarket will give 538 schools up to $1,000 each to encourage a new generation of “environmental champions”. This first round of the funding program will see up to half a million …

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A good Patch: compostable bandages now in Woolies

Patch Bamboo Bandages, claimed to be the world’s first organic, hypoallergenic compostable wound-care solution, are being launched in Woolworths nationally this month. A product of “natural solutions” company Nutricare, Patch Strips are said to have reached a global market in just over 12 months and are now available in more …

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Hobart to become Australia’s first plastic-free city?

Hobart could become the first Aussie city to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after a vote in the city council. The council voted eight to four in favour of the bylaw, although several hurdles remain before it would come into force. In fact, the entire statutory process could take up …

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Woolworths fires up $57m Adelaide expansion

Woolworths is starting a $57 million expansion of its existing Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC), which will include 3,500 solar panels. The ARDC’s sustainability credentials will include thousands of solar panels and expanded recycling facilities. The project will also create about 140 local jobs throughout construction. Woolworths and Hutchinson Builders …

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Will Australia turn the tide on food waste in 2019?

Food waste is a crisis for Australians, who throw away a shocking 3.1 million tonnes of edible food each year. But new research offers hope for 2019. Three-quarters of Australian adults (75 per cent) surveyed admit to being food wasters. And more than half (56 per cent) who throw out …

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Woolworths introduces solar first in regional NSW

A Woolworths store in regional NSW has become the first Woolworths in Australia to introduce solar panels on top of carpark shade sails. The store in the town of Young has two solar arrays – made up of 366 high-efficiency solar panels spanning 730sqm – which have the capacity to …

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Just one in ten Aussies buys eco-labelled fish and seafood

New research by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) suggests Australians’ passion for seafood sustainability may not match their buying behaviour. The MSC, which describes itself as “an international, science-based, non-profit organisation”, found that three in four (74 per cent) Australian shoppers believe we should buy certified-sustainable seafood to safeguard our …

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