A proposed trial to test a 10 cent charge on plastic bags is planned to start in August at three locations in Victoria, CEO of the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) Margy Osmond said today. ANRA...

Scotland has announced progress in their quest to create their first ‘National Policy for Food and Drink’. The policy will set out to “boost the industry, support healthier and more environmentally...

The issue of plastic bags has been the source of great debate over recent years with some calling for a blanket ban or levy to discourage use. In April, the idea of a levy was discussed at a meeting of...

South Australia’s wine makers and grape growers are the first industry group in the nation to sign an agreement to accurately track and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Premier Mike Rann signed...

A groundbreaking industry program, called GlassRite Wine, has enabled the UK to substantially cut their CO2 emissions within the wine industry. The project, funded by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action...

Morrisons, the UK’s fourth biggest grocery retailer, is hoping to reduce the number of plastic bags given out in their stores by 50 million with the launch of a campaign to provide 10 million free...

Legislation to apply a 25c levy on plastic bags was introduced to the senate by the Australian Greens Party yesterday. According to the Greens, similar laws have resulted in reducing plastic bag use by...

The issues of food and health, the environment and food inflation formed the core themes of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) President’s speech at the recent FDF President’s Dinner held...

With the explosion of retail products promoting their environmental credentials, marketers and retailers alike have been put on notice by the ACCC to watch their ‘green’ claims. The announcement...

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced there will be no national levy adopted on plastic bags following a meeting with state and territory ministers in Melbourne today. The levy was considered...