Recycling

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Revolutionising Recycling: Woolworths Paves the Way with Clear Milk Caps

In a resounding display of environmental stewardship, one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains has initiated a transformative shift within the dairy aisle that could potentially set a precedent for the entire industry. Woolworths, an iconic name in the nation’s grocery landscape, took a decisive step towards sustainability in 2023 by bidding adieu to coloured milk […]

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Coles Introduces Compostable Bags in South Australia

Coles is taking the lead by introducing certified compostable bags in the fresh produce aisles of its South Australian stores, a full year before the upcoming state regulation that prohibits plastic produce bags. This move is part of South Australia’s broader strategy to phase out environmentally detrimental single-use plastics. Matt Swindells, the Chief Operations and

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Aussie Supermarkets Export Plastics for Recycling After REDcycle Collapse

Australia’s major supermarket chains have begun shipping samples of soft plastics overseas to be recycled, as they grapple with the aftermath of the collapsed REDcycle scheme, which resulted in thousands of tonnes of stockpiled plastics. Coles and Woolworths assumed responsibility for the plastic stockpiles in February, after REDcycle went into liquidation and left creditors, including

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Coles and Woolworths criticised for promoting defunct recycling program

Questions have been raised regarding the promotion of a soft plastic recycling program by Coles and Woolworths, despite its collapse last year. Both retailers still inform customers through plastic packaging for various products that they can return soft plastics to stores for recycling. However, a recent photo uploaded by a shopper on social media shows

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