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McDonald’s unveils sustainability flagship store for Australia


McDonald’s Australia yesterday launched its first sustainability flagship, where it will test, evaluate and implement various sustainability initiatives which can then be folded into the business’ other 999 stores in

Cartridge World boosts green credentials with Planet Ark deal


Cartridge World has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability in a partnership with Planet Ark’s Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program.  The partnership is the next step up for the specialist retailer, which has been

A greener economy: how we make sustainability central to business 


The coronavirus pandemic could change the world in ways that were unimaginable only a few short months ago. While the climate crisis has been temporarily knocked off the front pages,

Franchisees join the circular economy 


Businesses adopt dehydrators to shrink food waste to fertiliser. For years franchisees solution to getting rid of food waste has been to put it in dumpsters in the back alley

Ben & Jerry’s cashless store unveiled


Ben & Jerry’s is trialling cashless stores. The global ice cream chain is testing payment methods at its newest location, Wellington Airport. In a first for the brand, the pop-up scoop shop

What are the best replacements for single-use plastic bags?


The plastic bag ban by the major supermarkets (and Coles’ pivot away from its ban after backlash, then pivot back to the ban after a backlash to the backlash) has left plenty of people scratching their heads.

Grounds for change, the new environmental push


Cafes and coffee shops have been encouraged to further reduce their environmental footprint, following the announcement of Planet Ark’s new Coffee 4 Planet Ark trial.

Why plastic bag bans triggered such a huge reaction


Woolworths’ and Coles’ bans on plastic bags have been applauded by environmental groups, but were reportedly met with abuse and assault and claims of profiteering. Even comedians saw value in the theatre of the bag ban.

Retail shoppers embrace plastic-free push


With Coles and Woolworths supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags at their checkout counters, and Queensland and Western Australia bringing in bans on single-use plastic bags for all retailers from July 1, a long overdue step is being taken towards reducing Australia’s plastic waste.