Waitrose's trial of packaging-free products in one of its stores is welcome news, but its just the start of what supermarkets should be doing to address the climate and ecological crises.
Do we really need to celebrate with boxes and plastic?
Not enough packaging is finding its way to recycling centres.
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Too much recyclable packaging is still finding its way into landfill - and plastic is the biggest culprit, with two-thirds going unrecovered, according to a new analysis.
Plastic pollution on a beach on Bali, Indonesia.
Asian countries have become a dumping ground for the plastic waste from wealthy countries.
Frenco, a zero-waste store in Montreal.
Zero-packaging stores provide a systemic solution to a globalised food industry dependent on plastic packaging.
‘Tis the season to be plastic-free.
The world is waking up to the plastic pollution crisis. Here's how you can wake up on Christmas morning to a more sustainable holiday.
Paper not plastic.
Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
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Yet plastic itself isn't inherently evil as sometimes the environmental benefits outweigh the costs. So how to tell good plastic from bad?
The Victorian government has a new proposal to ban plastic bags. What is it missing?
Victoria's proposed ban on single-use plastic bags is a step forward, but what about all the other unnecessary packaging? A truly effective waste policy should offer a comprehensive plan for packaging.