Sustainability

The federal government has announced it is investing $14.9 million into nine projects worth over $40 million under Round 10 of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative.

Parliament this week passed the waste and recycling laws that cement a waste-export ban. The government said the new laws would also protect the marine environment and boost Covid recovery.

Nestlé Australia has promised to accelerate local commitments to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions, while the global company outlined a roadmap to halve its emissions by 2030.

APCO this week published a report exploring the challenges faced in managing packaging and plastic waste in remote and regional areas of Australia.

The Upper Snowy Landcare Network is to plant 4500 native trees and shrubs thanks to $60,000 in funding from the inaugural CHEP Australia Land Management and Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Grant.

The Australian government announced $10.5m in grants to support waste recovery, with foodservice packaging company BioPak one of the 11 applicants to be awarded funding.

New research shows Australians are a nation of wishcyclers as more than half of us admit to putting waste in a recycling bin even if we’re not sure it’s recyclable.

The past two months have seen many developments in the sustainability space. The November/December issue includes a roundup of these innovations.

Result Group has partnered with Ravenwood Packaging to assist brand owners meet their sustainability goals and deliver the eco-friendly packaging consumers demand.

Winner of the Large Retailer Industry Sector award in this year's APCO Awards is Officeworks Ltd, with outstanding results reflected in its APCO Annual Report.

3M emerged as the APCO 2020 Industry Sector winner – General Merchandise & Apparel, based on excellent performance in its APCO Annual Report.

Outstanding commitment to packaging sustainability saw Colourtrend Paints secure the APCO 2020 Industry Sector Award for Chemicals, Hardware & Machinery.

LyondellBasell Australia has won the APCO 2020 Industry Sector Award for Packaging Manufacturers & Suppliers, delivering outstanding results in its APCO Annual Report.

Chobani Pty Ltd is the winner of the 2020 APCO Industry Sector: Food & Beverage award, based on Chobani's performance in its APCO Annual Report.

CHEP Australia's 'share and resuse model' was one factor determining its win of the APCO 2020 Logistics & Warehousing Industry Sector Award.

The Australian Government will support a Planet Ark-led national, industry-wide recycling scheme for coffee capsules as part of the $20 million National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.