Description of Conduct
On 16 November 2022, the ACCC received an application from Coles Group Limited seeking authorisation for itself, Woolworths Group Limited and ALDI Stores (together, the Participants) and current and future Program Partners to engage in certain conduct in connection with an industry-led taskforce (the Soft Plastics Taskforce) to address the immediate effects of the suspension of the REDcycle program.
On 25 November 2022, the ACCC granted interim authorisation, with conditions, to allow the Participants and current and future Program Partners to coordinate in connection with the Soft Plastics Taskforce while the ACCC considered the substantive application.
On 30 March 2023, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation, with conditions for a period of 12 months.
On 30 June 2023, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation, with conditions, for a period of 12 months, until 22 July 2024.
Copies of the ACCC’s final determination, draft determination and interim authorisation decision and the application for authorisation and variations are available below.
- Coles Group Limited