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Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Industry Update

Date: 22-May-17
Author: Claire Bell
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to invite you to the 2017 WCRA Industry Update.

World's Tallest Commercial Building Made of Engineered Timber Opens in Barangaroo

Date: 17-May-17
Author: David Rowlinson
The construction of Australia's first, and the world's tallest, engineered timber office building has been completed in Barangaroo to a design by architecture practice Tzannes. Six of the above-ground levels of International House Sydney are constructed entirely from cross laminated timber and glue laminated timber, supported by a conventional concrete structure at ground level.

How Do We Do Better With Our Food Waste?

Date: 16-May-17
Author: Ryan Collins
According to ABC TV's War On Waste series, each week the average Australian family throws out 20% of the food they buy. That's one in every five bags of groceries! This adds up to 3.3 million tonnes of food a year, enough to fill the MCG 6 times over. So what can we do to, basically, just do better?

Did Your Council or Workplace Make the Top Ten?

Date: 15-May-17
Author: Claire Bell
In 2016 the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' recycling program celebrated its biggest year since it began 15 years ago. So we want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that helped make that possible, especially to the top ten returners. Were you one of them?

Thanks Australia! 13,500 Printer Cartridges Recycled Every Working Day

Date: 15-May-17
Author: Ryan Collins
13,500 printer cartridges were recycled every working day in the last year. So what does this fantastic achievement mean?

Solar Installations Highest on Record as Australians Insulate Themselves Against Surging Power Prices

Date: 12-May-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Gas and electricity prices in Australia are set to increase by 10 percent or more in 2017, leading individuals and businesses Australia-wide to turn to solar power to generate their own electricity.

Bingo Winning The Recycling Game

Date: 12-May-17
Author: Laura Chalk
Leading waste management and recycling company expands with new facility and public listing on ASX.

Thanks For Your Feedback

Date: 11-May-17
Author: Ryan Collins
The winner of a new tablet for completing the BusinessRecycling user survey has been drawn. Paul Elliot of VIC was the lucky recipient of a tablet of his choice. If you'd still like to provide feedback about the website or hotline you have until 9am Monday 22 May 2017.

Steaming Into the Future With Emission-Free Transport

Date: 11-May-17
Author: Elise Catterall
Germany is making history by introducing the world's first zero-emission passenger train, the 'Hydrail' to replace polluting diesel trains.

Sustainable Wooden Soccer Stadium Built on a Budget

Date: 11-May-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Located in the regional setting of Ballarat, Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility provides sporting and social facilities for A-level as well as international-level games. The facility holds sustainability at the core of its DNA - sustainable innovation was intrinsically linked to its design.

An Impressive 10 Million and Counting

Date: 11-May-17
Author: Laura Chalk
Ten million is an impressive number. So printer manufacturer HP is understandably proud of seeing their ten millionth cartridge recycled though the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.

Video: Tesla's Elon Musk Talks Solar Homes, Boring Company and Electric Trucks

Date: 05-May-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Tesla's Elon Musk talks to Chris Anderson at TED about solar homes, his new Boring Company, his plans to build another 2-4 gigawatt battery factories and why humans should colonise Mars.

 

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