Supermarkets can cooperate in Soft Plastics Taskforce after REDcycle pauses recycling program* Major supermarket retailers will form part of a Soft Plastics Taskforce to explore solutions to address the immediate effects of REDcycle suspending its return-to-store soft plastics recovery program, following a conditional ACCC interim authorisation. Coles, Woolworths and ALDI lodged an urgent application for interim authorisation last week. “We have moved quickly to approve the interim application as the suspension of the REDcycle program stopped in-store collections of soft plastic, raising community concerns and an urgent need to address the environmental risk of the existing stockpile and future waste,” ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said. Under the
The Australian Competition Authority agrees that supermarkets can cooperate in Soft Plastics Taskforce after a recycling program is paused (Coles / Woolworths / ALDI)
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