To help address the global plastics pollution problem, the Plastics Innovation Hub Vietnam, managed by CSIRO, has launched with the aim to significantly reduce plastic waste in the country.

The Hidden Sea and purpose-led global racing championship, SailGP, have joined forces to raise awareness of climate change and ocean health, and to help remove plastic from the ocean.

Packamama's flat eco-bottle for wine, made from 100% rPET by Visy, has debuted in selected Coles liquor outlets, with Accolade Wines’ Banrock Station and One Small Step from Taylors Wines first to shelf. PKN spoke to the innovator to gain an in-depth understanding of the concept's development.

Planet Protector Packaging is waging a war against EPS waste in our waterways, winning awards along the way for both the company and its CEO & founder Joanne Howarth.

Nearly half of McDonald’s shareholders (41.9%) support a resolution filed by US shareholder advocacy group As You Sow for it to develop a list of actions it could take to reduce plastics packaging pollution.

Australian start-up Compostable Alternatives has collaborated with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Responsible Cafes to produce a certified home compostable coffee cup and lid.

Ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, Woolworths supermarket and consumer goods retailer BIG W have pledged to stop selling reusable plastic shopping bags, phasing them out over the next year.

The NSW Government’s ban on lightweight plastic bags has come into force this week, marking a major pivot away from single-use plastics, the first of many plastic items being banned in NSW this year.

Near majority of Amazon shareholders (48.9%) have approved an As You Sow proposal at the company’s annual meeting last week, which called for plans to cut plastic used for its packaging.

The Boomerang Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Tanya Plibersek as Australia's Environment Minister, but urges quick action in implementing key recycling and plastic pollution policies.

Aldi Australia has launched its inaugural Sustainability Progress Report, a review and update of its progress on initiatives that positively impact the environment and its customers.

Coles latest Together to Zero sustainability initiative is the launch of shopping bags made from marine waste and recycled plastic, reducing the need for virgin plastic.

In an Australian first, Visy has confirmed its ability to produce a 50 per cent recycled plastic milk bottle, an achievement which was featured on 9News this week.

Zero Co is asking Australians to join them in "untrashing the planet" by making small, incremental changes to daily routines, which amount to a massive impact on the plastic problem long-term.

During IPACK-IMA 2022, staged at Fiero Milano in Italy, the World Packaging Organisation launched the Waste Stream Mapping Guide that will roll out across 21 countries. PKN was in attendance.

Australian eco-packaging pioneer Hero Packaging has reached its global crowdfunding goals, with $1.5 million dollars already raised, to be used to scale up its North American operations.