QLD single-use plastics ban submitted to Parliament with broad public support

The Queensland Government has submitted the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 to Parliament and, if...

The Queensland Government has submitted the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 to Parliament and, if passed, will likely come into effect sometime in 2021. Queensland and interstate retailers, especially those that sell food and beverages, should familiarise themselves with the proposed changes or contact the National...

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Industry & community groups combine to support ban on EPS foodware

The National Retail Association plus industry and community groups have contacted the Queensland Government today to express their support...

The National Retail Association plus industry and community groups have contacted the Queensland Government today to express their support for a ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foodware. Members of the QLD Stakeholder Advisory Group on the proposed single-use plastics ban, have written a joint letter recommending that EPS takeaway cups,...

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Last Chance: Have Your Say on the QLD Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan

As part of the "Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan," the Queensland Government is introducing legislation that will allow specific single-use...

As part of the "Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan," the Queensland Government is introducing legislation that will allow specific single-use plastic products to be banned by 1 July 2021, starting with straws, cutlery, plates and stirrers. The Queensland Government is currently seeking feedback on the proposed ban through an online survey...

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WA Containers for Change Announces Scheme Pricing

The WA Containers for Change pricing scheme for first responsible suppliers (beverage manufacturers) has now been announced. Set to...

The WA Containers for Change pricing scheme for first responsible suppliers (beverage manufacturers) has now been announced. Set to commence operation on 2 June 2020, Containers for Change will provide a 10-cent refund for each eligible container returned for recycling at an approved Containers for Change Refund Point. The...

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NSW Container Deposit Scheme: Retailer Obligations

The NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated their retailer obligations for the Container Deposit Scheme. The Director of...

The NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated their retailer obligations for the Container Deposit Scheme. The Director of CDS Policy & Compliance has recently written to clarify retailer obligations under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001, to advise some ways retailers can comply with these obligations,...

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WA Container Deposit Scheme – update

The WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has updated the website for the Container Deposit Scheme. The...

The WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has updated the website for the Container Deposit Scheme. The WA Containers for Change scheme begins on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The scheme will allow consumers to take eligible beverage containers to a refund point to receive a refund of...

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WA’s new container deposit scheme to launch in June 2020

Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch...

Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch on Tuesday June 2, 2020 following the WA Day long weekend. From June 2, 2020, Western Australians will be able to return and recycle their eligible containers at any Containers for...

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People eating ‘a credit card’ of plastic each week, new study reveals

A new study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is...

A new study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card. By: Dr Thava Palanisami The analysis No Plastic in Nature: Assessing Plastic Ingestion from Nature to People prepared by Dalberg, based on a study commissioned...

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NRA continues to assist retailers with bag bans across Australia

Sunday marked the launch of two new bag bans in QLD and WA. A total of 6 Australian states...

Sunday marked the launch of two new bag bans in QLD and WA. A total of 6 Australian states and territories now have plastic bag bans in place. Several supermarkets and national chains also took the initiative to ban lightweight plastic bags in NSW and VIC where bag bans are...

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Supermarkets step up to meet global plastic challenge on World Environment Day

Media Release: Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, says Australians used 5.66 billion single-use...

Media Release: Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, says Australians used 5.66 billion single-use plastic bags last financial year. Some of which contributed to the 13 million tonnes of plastic which makes its way into our oceans each year, entangling or being eaten by...

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