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Latest Stories


How to Recycle Whitegoods

Date: 25-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Approximately 1.3 million fridges, freezers and air conditioners reached their end-of-life in 2012, with annual disposal rates predicted to increase to 2.2 million units by 2024. Luckily, there are options to refurbish, reuse and recycle these and other whitegoods. But how?

Recycle Right and Have a Cuppa

Date: 22-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Now you can sit down and relax with a nice cup of tea knowing you've disposed of the packaging correctly. T2 is the latest company to have products appearing in stores displaying the Australian Recycling Label.

First Shipment of CLT Arrives in Campbelltown

Date: 20-Jul-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The first shipment of Cross Laminated Timber has arrived on site for what will become Australia's largest tall timber building.

Community Garden Competition

Date: 20-Jul-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
This National Tree Day, Planet Ark and Toyota are giving you the opportunity to win $7,500 worth of garden makeover for your local area. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring a little green oasis which can be enjoyed by your family, friends, neighbours and community.

You made June our Biggest Month Ever!

Date: 14-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
What a great way to end the financial year. Your cartridge returns made June the biggest month ever for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'! And it's not the only milestone we're celebrating.

Stressed? Sleep Deprived? Book A 10-Minute Date With Nature

Date: 13-Jul-16
Author: Claire Bell
Let's pretend there was a magic potion for improved wellbeing. This potion would reduce your risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and even depression.

Official Opening of the Centre for Future Timber Structures at UQ

Date: 12-Jul-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The vision for the Advanced Engineering Building project for the University Of Queensland was to create a building to celebrate, collaborate, create, learn, innovate and sustain, all within an integrated engineering landscape.

Toowoomba is Buzzing About Free Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
Residents in Toowoomba can recycle their used rechargeable batterys - free of charge - as part of a trial program.

Waste and Resource Recovery Facilities Workshops

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
With support from the NSW EPA, WCRA is offering training workshops for waste management and recycling industry personnel, including a session at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo.

Adding Trees - A Prescription for Health, Happiness and Fulfilment

Date: 06-Jul-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
Technology is everywhere. Research shows when we give the bleepin' gadgets a break and just add nature, we grow healthier, happier, brighter, calmer and closer. The connections we used to make with our family, friends and neighbours are now increasingly becoming virtual. Planet Ark's latest research has found that 51% of Australians tun to social media as a form of stress management. This is just fuelling our isolation from loved ones.

Meet the Tree Day Team - We're Here to Help

Date: 01-Jul-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
All of us at Planet Ark are busy as ever supporting more than 2000 coordinators nationwide who make Tree Day happen. Below are a few faces who have worked for Planet Ark and National Tree day for a number of years. These are the ones who respond to your emails, phone calls and general enquiries about the event.

The Cleaning Fairy Is On Its Way

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Last month we asked you to let us know what help you wanted from the Cleaning Fairy. It looks like bathrooms, dusting and ovens are your least-liked chores

 

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