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Chullora Waste Recycling Centre Fire

Date: 24-Feb-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Over 100 firefighters battled a blaze that has destroyed the Chullora recycling centre in Sydney's south-west. It sent massive plumes of smoke into the air and could burn for two days.

Upcoming E-Waste Collection Events

Date: 24-Feb-17
Author: Brad Gray
With councils, retailers and the industry offering services there are more options than ever before for you to recycle your old e-waste. There's no need for TVs, computers and their accessories to end up in landfill.

Turning Recycled PET-Bottles and Reclaimed Wood into Furniture

Date: 24-Feb-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
From the kitchen bin to the kitchen bench. IKEA has launched a new kitchen range made from recycled PET and reclaimed wood.

Using The Energy From a Soccer Ball to Light Up Learning

Date: 24-Feb-17
Author: Alicia Jooste
Kicking a soccer ball for 20 minutes generates enough energy to power an LED light for 3 hours, and allow kids to learn and after dark.

New Technology Turns Beach Plastic into Treasure

Date: 24-Feb-17
Author: Carol Warwick
An Australian company has launched a crowdfunding campaign for revolutionary recycling technology that could help clean up our beaches. It aims to turn sea waste into treasure!

Tokyo Set to Take Sydney's Green Olympic Medal

Date: 24-Feb-17
Author: Claire Bell
The 2000 Sydney Olympic games may have been the first to call itself the 'green' games but the Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Games look set to take it to the next level. Making the medals from recycled e-waste and building a wooden stadium are just two of the initiatives that have been announced.

Architecture Students and Refugees Build a Timber Community Centre for a Refugee Camp in Mannheim, Germany.

Date: 23-Feb-17
Author: David Rowlinson
18 Architecture students from Germany's University of Kaiserslauten have teamed up with 25 refugees to build a timber community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, Germany. Completed as part of the "Building Together - Learning together" program, the 550-square-meter structure breathes new life into the bare-bones surroundings with a beautiful new gathering space.

Tetra Pak Sets Industry Benchmark with Science Based Target Approval

Date: 16-Feb-17
Author: Claire Bell
Tetra Pak, the maker of milk and juice cartons used by billions around the world, is the first company in the food packaging industry to have their climate reduction targets approved by the Science Based Target (SBT) initiative. This initiative helps companies determine how much they must cut emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

The Sky's the Limit for the Humble Push Bike

Date: 16-Feb-17
Author: Claire Bell
It's the world's longest and a first for China, is it a train or a plane? No, it's a skyway, a cycling skyway to be precise and its part of China's big push for the push bike.

Increased Battery Use Proves Reliability and Accessibility of Solar Power

Date: 16-Feb-17
Author: Laura Chalk
Batteries provide answer to question of renewable reliability.

Disposing of Disposable Plastic in Delhi

Date: 16-Feb-17
Author: Carol Warwick
India has announced a ban on all forms of disposable plastic across the capital Delhi. The ban came into effect 1 January 2017 and single-use items including plastic cups, bags, plates, and cutlery are now prohibited in the National Capital Territory area.

Australia's Tallest Engineered Timber Building to be Built in Brisbane

Date: 15-Feb-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A high-performance commercial building and the tallest engineered timber building in the country is set to be built in the Brisbane Showgrounds development. The 52-metre-high tower will have the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide.

 

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