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Power Tool Battery Recycling Pilot Launches in Brisbane

Date: 04-Sep-15
Author: Brad Gray
In a single year more than 3 million power tool batteries reach the end of their life. Now Brisbane tradies and renovators can recycle them free of change.

5 Printing Tips That'll Save You Money

Date: 25-Aug-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Everyone loves a win-win situation. Especially when it's easy. So we've put together some 'toner tips' that are good for the environment, will save you or your workplace money, and are just easy to do.

Reduce Your Pet's Paw Print

Date: 19-Aug-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Whether you're a cat person or a dog person, it doesn't matter. Pets can have a significant paw print and here are a few ideas that can help reduce it.

Fun & Easy Gardening Tips For Kids

Date: 19-Aug-15
Author: Debbie Agnew
There's nothing kids love doing more than getting their hands dirty. Whether it's raining or the sun is out, making mud pies or finding wriggly worms in the ground, it always puts a smile on their faces.

Growing a Garden Among the Cartridges

Date: 18-Aug-15
Author: Ryan Collins
We all know how important an inspiring school can be for your kids. As part of the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, we asked 'Why is it important for your school to recycle printer cartridges?' We have some inspiring responses.

You might not even know you're doing it...

Date: 18-Aug-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
How many times a week does Planet Ark help you out? We created this ad to sum up what we're all about...Enjoy

Wood encouragement policies gaining momentum

Date: 14-Aug-15
Author: Chris Philpot
Wellington Shire Council in eastern Victoria has become the second local government area in Australia to adopt a wood encouragement policy. The policy encourages the use of wood as the preferred material for construction and fit out of council buildings where appropriate.

Bagging Waste

Date: 10-Aug-15
Author: Brad Gray
A small change to the packaging of tea bags helped Unilever eliminate 28 tonnes of waste heading to landfill.

Up Front Free Solar

Date: 30-Jul-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Do you work for one of the many schools, councils or businesses that have an aim of reducing their energy related carbon emissions but find the up front costs are proving too difficult to overcome? Then Planet Ark Power may be just what you're looking for. Designed specifically for medium-sized organisations it enables the installation of roof-top solar panels with no up front costs. And lower annual power bills.

Tree Cheers For Australia!

Date: 29-Jul-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Australia has 22 million reasons to celebrate after planting more than 1.3 million trees at this year's National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day!

The Only Thing We Have to Fear...

Date: 29-Jul-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Fear is a great motivator right? It's used to motivate action in public health and driving campaigns as well as to sell lots of products like security equipment. Many people would argue that the most fearful issue we are facing, as a society, is environmental destruction and climate change.

4 Steps to a Naturally Happy Workplace

Date: 28-Jul-15
Author: Ryan Collins
The average Australian works 40 hours a week. How they feel while they are at work, therefore, has a big impact on how they feel during the other parts of their life. Being content and happy at work depends on a number elements and one of those, surprisingly, is nature. Here are 4 ways to grow nature time and happiness at work.


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