To coincide with Plastic Free July, Southern Cross University has partnered with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to supercharge the transition away from single-use plastics. Read more
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s new five-year roadmap for phasing out problematic single-use plastics.
The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is partnering with 17 organisations to help communities transition from single-use plastics following the first of the state’s bans last month.
Single-use plastic cups, plates and bowls could be next on the list of banned items under the South Australian government’s historic single-use plastic ban, with the release of a new discussion paper. Read more
Following the success of the ban on a variety of single-use plastic items in September 2021, Queenslanders are being asked to have their say on what single-use plastics should be banned next.
Plastic Free CQ, a program supported by Rockhampton Regional Council in Queensland, has helped to support local business Riverston Tea Rooms’ switch from single use plastics to sustainable options. Read more
In an Australian first, the ACT Government has declared public events as ‘plastic-free’ under the Plastic Reduction Act, passed earlier this year. It is also engaging with the community and industry on the phase-out of the second tranche of single-use plastic items from 1 July 2022.
Woolworths has removed single-use plastic picnicware from sale nationwide in a move set to eliminate about 2.1 million kilograms of plastic annually. Read more
The end is near for single-use plastics, including bags, straws, cotton buds, plates, bowls and cutlery, after the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 passed NSW Parliament on Tuesday. Read more
The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today as part of efforts to stop waste from ending up in local waterways, beaches and landfill.