Australia: Rye Innovation Replacing Plastic Straws

Australian farmers have come up with an innovative solution to plastic straws: rye straws. Travelling across Australia, French entrepreneurs Marion and Alexis were shocked to see how much plastic waste there was at the country’s most iconic destinations. Inspired by the ant-plastic movement, Marion and Alexis discovered that plant-based products were becoming increasingly popular with […]

Australia: Organic Agriculture and Coronavirus

Australian Organic is standing with the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and calling on the government to recognise agriculture and the food supply chain to be deemed as an essential service, in response to COVID-19 measures. There are around 2,000 certified organic primary producers in Australia, including farmers, graziers, apiarists and wild harvesters. Australian Organic CEO […]

New Zealand: Plastic-Free Cup Going for Organic Certification

After more than two years of research, a South Island company has developed what it believes is the country’s first plastic-free biodegradable coffee cup.  Christchurch-based Glopac wants to go a step further and get certification for organic composting for its cups, but that has become a long and frustrating battle. The company’s general manager Chris […]