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Science and nutrition company Royal DSM has been celebrated for its omega-3 fatty acids made from natural marine algae rather than fish oil from wild-caught fish.

Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World list mentioned DSM’s positive social impact for the third consecutive year.

Veramaris, DSM’s joint venture with Evonik, was developed for animal nutrition applications, helping support life below water by reducing impact on ocean resources.

Fortune also praised DSM’s contributions to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit aiming to rid the world’s oceans of plastic through advanced technology.

DSM supports their mission by sharing facilities, materials knowledge and networks.

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In a world first, FMCG giant Procter & Gamble is set to pilot skincare products in refillable containers, which it says could dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in the beauty category.

Foodmach chief customer officer Earle Roberts has been appointed CEO as of 1 July, after delivering a string of recent successes for the company.

The Andrews Government has introduced legislation to ban lightweight, single-use plastic bags in Victoria from 1 November, leaving NSW as the only Australian state or territory still permitting the bags.