Woolworths is banning plastic bags in its New Zealand Countdown supermarket stores. By the end of 2018, single-use bags will no longer be available in-store and through online shopping. The move follows...

A Melbourne bioplastics developer says it has seen strong investor interest in recent moves to stop the use of single-use plastic bags. SECOS, an ASX-listed subsidiary of Cardia Bioplastics, has welcomed...

Harris Farm Markets is teaming up with Clean Up Australia to campaign against single-use plastic bags. Harris Farm Markets says it hopes the campaign will lead to long-term change in its customer’s shopping...

A new report tabled in the South Australian parliament shows that despite overwhelming community support for a plastic bag ban in the State, sales of bin liners have increased by more 80 per cent in South...

Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, David O’Byrne, yesterday annouced plans to take a proposal to Cabinet to implement a ban on lightweight plastic bags. “The Government is committed...

The Federal Court in Adelaide has declared Nupak Australia Pty Ltd engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and made false representations about its ‘Goody’ branded plastic bags. The Federal...

Western Australia could become the third Australian region to ban the plastic bag if the State Opposition has their way. The WA Labor Party is set to introduce a Private Members Bill to Parliament next...

The Northern Territory Government is taking the lead from South Australia, announcing a decision to phase out single-use shopping bags as part of their climate change policy. They are also moving toward...

New research has shown that Sydney supermarket shoppers are using more new plastic bags than those in other major cities, including Melbourne, London and Hong Kong. The investigation, by Australian and...

Six months into South Australia’s ban on plastic bags, the state government has labelled it a remarkable success. An estimated 200 million checkout style bags have so far been stopped from entering...