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Sustainability

Sustainability Archives

The rise of recommerce: retail’s sustainable future

the recommerce market is booming, thanks to a generational mindset shift combined with changes wrought by the global hea...

“Flawed from the outset”: Behind the downfall of David Jones Food

David Jones’ parent suggests a move towards concessions model and longlife products to save ailing food business.
Sydney charity works to close the loop on food waste

Sydney charity works to close the loop on food waste

According to Rosanna Barbero, CEO of Addison Community Centre, the charity will use the grant from Coles to install sola...

Plant balls and secondhand furniture: Meet the Ikea of the future

Here's how the retailer is transforming its product range and the way it operates to be climate positive and circular by...

Coles trialling BYO container scheme in Melbourne this week

Coles Fitzroy will see customers able to use their own containers for select ‘scoop and weigh’ products.

Global Fashion Group worldwide operations hit carbon neutrality

The milestone was hit with a combination of green energy and carbon offsetting across the globe.

Woolies makes major power purchase agreement in NSW

The deal will power a third of NSW supermarkets and avoid around 158,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

Sustainable packaging and food safety – what you need to know

Sustainable packaging is the way of the future, and rightly so. But in packaging food, the environment is not the only ...

Lush: Why beauty needs to go beyond sustainability

Ethical beauty retailer Lush said it is moving beyond sustainability and taking steps toward regeneration.

The Body Shop is going 100 per cent vegan

“Our decision to go 100 per cent vegan is the a natural next step for The Body Shop,” said global brand director Lionel ...

Why Rip Curl is barrelling into sustainable surfwear

With the recent announcement of a wetsuit recycling program, Rip Curl is looking at other ways it can be kinder to the p...

Woolies removes 9,000 tonnes of plastic from circulation

"To put this into perspective, it’s the equivalent weight of 16 A380 aircraft," said Woolies head of sustainability.

How major brands like Kmart and H&M plan to boost garment worker wages

A coalition of the world’s big fashion and footwear brands will soon boost the wages of production workers in developing...

Rip Curl launches wetsuit recycling program

Recycled rubber will be repurposed for use in the safety attenuation layer of soft fall matting used at playgrounds and ...

Valentino decision to ditch fur “encouraging” but more transparency needed

Valentino is the latest luxury fashion brand to scrap the use of fur in its collections, but animal welfare organisation...

Bangladeshi manufacturer calls out brands for cancelling orders

Brands should be held to account for the way they treat suppliers, the head of one of Bangladesh’s biggest manufacturing...

VIDEO: ‘There was a turning point’: Julie Mathers on founding Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna CEO Julie Mathers talks responsible retailing with Afterpay's chief strategy officer Mark Teperson.

Sustainability tips from H&M Group CEO Helena Helmersson

From making it part of the company culture to being transparent, here’s how brands can get behind sustainability.

How H&M, Nike and Kering are taking action on climate change

Global fashion leaders shared their plans to reduce carbon emissions and increase collaboration to protect the planet.

Aussie supermarkets back pact to eliminate plastic waste by 2025

Aldi, Coles and Woolworths are founding members of a new plastic pact, which launches today.