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Manufacturers and environmental organisations react to Target’s policy change on plastic bags

October 11, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (1)

Target Australia’s recent step backward on its sustainability measures has prompted manufacturers of bioplastics to voice out their opinions on the impact that packaging has on the environment. The Australian retailer changed its policy last week and is now offering customers a choice between a plastic bag for free or a biodegradable bag for an …

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Survey finds many Australian businesses unable to reduce carbon intensity on first year of carbon tax

June 27, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

A survey of about 400 Australian businesses in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors found that 70% of the participants had not reduced their carbon intensity in response to the carbon tax implemented almost a year ago. As the carbon tax

Victorian solar manufacturer strikes major contract

May 27, 2013 • Featured, SustainabilityComments (0)

Energy and Resources Minister Nicholas Kotsiras last week announced that Victorian manufacturer Selectronic has scored a major deal with one of the world’s biggest solar companies to distribute their cutting edge, Australian made, solar inverters around the

Government launches Australia’s Clean Energy Map

May 22, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Climate Change, Industry and Innovation Minister Greg Combet has launched the Clean Energy Map at a press conference in Canberra held last week, showcasing more than 1,200 nationwide projects that are helping the environment and economy by cutting greenhouse

Innovative plans for recycling and waste recovery will drive investments to Victoria

April 3, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

More than 40 applications have been received for the second round of the Driving Investment for New Recycling (DINR) fund, the $5 million program sponsored by the Victorian Coalition Government. Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan

Sustainability Victoria introduces new appointees to leadership positions

March 28, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Sustainability Victoria’s CEO Stan Krpan has expressed his approval for the key leadership appointments made by the organization, saying that they will deliver on the group’s SV2015 strategy. “The appointments have attracted a lot of industry interest

AFGC launches $5million recycling scheme in the Northern Territory

March 8, 2013 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has launched the $5 million NT Bin Network on Wednesday. The five-year industry investment solution which will be implemented in the Northern Territory aims to boost recycling rates and reduce litter from