The Australian Competition Authority proposes to grant an interim authorisation to allow for collaboration among major supermarkets to address recycling challenges, following the liquidation of a major recycling company

Cooperation proposed to continue on soft plastics recycling after REDcycle liquidation* The ACCC proposes to grant authorisation with conditions for 12 months to allow the major supermarkets to continue collaborating on a short-term solution to manage the soft plastics stockpile and to facilitate the resumption of in-store collections for recycling. A public consultation process on the draft determination will begin shortly. The ACCC granted conditional interim authorisation to Coles, Woolworths and ALDI in November 2022, following REDcycle’s announcement it was suspending its return-to-store soft plastics recycling. The supermarkets, via the Soft Plastics Taskforce, released a Roadmap to Restart

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