Plastic bag policy all talk, no action


Coles fail to enforce environmental initiatives to combat Australia’s plastic bag consumption, despite clear company policies to encourage the use of Green Bags as Claire Morgan, Eric Barnes, Emily Ackew, Paul Nee find out.

Plastic Bags and the Art of Looking Busy


For four decades they’ve been one of the most prominent symbols of environmental degradation. Blamed for killing marine life, polluting landscapes, even contributing to Bangladesh’s catastrophic floods, plastic shopping bags are a daily reminder of our dependence on disposable and petrochemical-derived modern convenience. Rees Steel reports.

UK Update August 2009


One year ahead of the UK government deadline for tangible reductions in plastic bag consumption, the government anti-waste body, Wrap (Waste and Resources Programme) reports hopeful figures writes Emma Godfrey.