A study from the University of Queensland found three to four milligrams of plastic are found in every 100 grams of store-bought rice.
The lake could be a glimpse at a "dystopian future" for Australia without better planning, an environmentalist has warned.
An Aldi customer left a huge mess in the store to demonstrate the amount of single-use plastic used in one trolley-full of groceries.
The first ever Aussie 'green' Macca's store will feature renewable energy, new packaging and a place to recycle Happy Meal toys.
Noosa residents are calling for Schoolies to have respect or 'go home' after the council was forced to shut part of a beach.
The 'scrunch' method may be useful in some instances, but is not without its flaws in determining if a wrapper is recyclable.