The NSW Circular Economy Innovation Network has announced Lisa McLean has been appointed its first CEO. The organisation works to create and communicate circular economy solutions for the state.

Three Australian environmental organisations have partnered to publish guidelines to help businesses make informed choices around compostable plastic packaging.

Planet Ark CEO Paul Klymenko discusses the opportunities that are belied by the challenges of these unprecedented times. The current pandemic is a great challenge, but in it lies opportunity.

The packaging design landscape is shifting profoundly towards sustainability in Australia and abroad. PKN asks Michael Zacka, Amcor CCO about the company’s progress towards sustainability.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has launched a new sustainability webinar series to help industry professionals stay connected.

The days of milkmen every morning are well and truly gone, but reusable packaging is an idea that is getting another day in the sun. Circular shopping platform Loop hopes to bring a reusable packaging revolution to Australia.

ACOR has reiterated the importance of recycling, even in this time of global pandemic. The environmental and economic benefits of recycling means it should be continued during the “very challenging” Covid-19 period.

Mixed recycled plastic manufacturer Replas has developed a seat that can be customised with your favourite sporting team colours.

Jo Howarth, founder of Planet Protector Packaging, has been named a finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative, representing the South Asia and Oceania region.

BioGone has created what it says is the "world’s first” landfill-biodegradable dog waste bag. As the single-use plastic shopping bag has all but gone the way of the dodo in Australia, there has been an increase in demand for such bags in Australia.

A new, certified compostable and biodegradable stretch wrap made from plant-based products called Great Wrap was recently launched here in Australia.

Today is Global Recycling Day, a day when cities and organisations the world over take part in initiatives to raise awareness about the many ways to turn waste into a valuable resource.

The NSW government is moving forward with a plan to “tackle the use of plastics”. The plan includes a ban on lightweight plastic bags, making NSW the last state in Australia to ban such plastics.

Applications are open for Sustainability Victoria’s competitive grants programme to encourage organisations in the state to reduce packing waste disposed in landfill. Grants of up to $50,000 are available

Seabin, a system for capturing maritime waste – including plastics – has smashed its fundraising goal of $1m in four days. The goal is now to hit the $3m target before 19 March for full scaling of the company, operations and the technology.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) will lead the development of the ANZPAC Plastic Pact, which will formally launch late this year. The announcement was made today at the federal government’s National Plastics Summit in Canberra.