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Major Supermarkets Must Switch to Only Reusable Bags

In the last two weeks both Coles and Woolworths have made announcements on future plans for heavyweight (approx. 55mcn) 15 cent plastic bags – which...
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Woolworths bag phase out – major step

The Boomerang Alliance has welcomed today’s announcement by Woolworths that they will phase-out their 15 cent heavyweight plastic bags within 12 months. These slightly thicker...
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Plastic Free Places hits 12.5 million pieces of Single Use Plastics Removed

In the five years since its inception, the Plastic Free Places (PFP) program, run by the Boomerang Alliance, has eliminated, or removed over 12.5 million...
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Big Plastic and Waste Agenda for new Fed Minister

The Boomerang Alliance of 55 environment NGOs welcomes the appointment of Tanya Plibersek, as Australia’s Environment Minister and urges quick action on implementing key recycling...
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NSW Plastic Bag Ban – no dithering on next steps

As NSW finally enters the lightweight plastic bag free-era tomorrow, environmental groups have called for the government to avoid delaying action on other polluting plastics....
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New ‘’Flushables’’ Standard an Important Advance

After years of controversy about what can be safely flushed down the toilet; the damaging impacts on the sewerage system and environment; and failed court...
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New Coles “Reusable Bags” are not Genuinely Reusable

Coles Supermarkets in their recent announcement about using marine plastic waste in plastic bags are undermining their own Together to Zero Waste strategy by failing...
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Federal Election: Are the two major parties taking notice?

When it comes to plastic pollution, seabirds are the canaries in the coalmine. But are the two major parties at this election really taking notice?...
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NSW Plastic Bags Ban

Jeff Angel speaking to Melinda James from ABC Breakfast about NSW plastic bag ban.
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INCINERATION - Wrong way, turn back!

Zero Waste NZ say it well in 2.20mins. We are seeing the same industry push in Australia. For more information, visit Zero Waste Network website....
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