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Planet Ark to trial Coffee Grounds Recycling in Sydney CBD

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: Nell MacDonald
We are excited to announce we are trialling a new program in the beginning of 2018 - Coffee 4 Planet Ark, where we will be collecting leftover coffee grounds from Sydney CBD cafes and recycling them into compost.

Complete the recycle cycle this National Recycling Week!

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: Nell MacDonald
This week is Planet Ark's National Recycling Week and there are a number of ways you and your workplace can get involved.

There's still time for a Fling

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
On Friday 17 November, businesses, schools and councils all over Australia will be flinging their old files to get good quality paper back into the recycle cycle. All workplaces who register for a Friday File Fling will have 20 chances to win 5 cartons of Planet Ark 100% Australian Recycled Paper. There's still time to register...

International House 'Sister Building' Proposed At Barangaroo

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Lendlease has lodged a planning application with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South. The application proposes a "sister building" to International House Sydney, with a total commercial floor space of approximately 10,000m2 and a typical floorplate of approximately 1,700m2.

The missing piece of the recycling puzzle

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: Carol Warwick
It's National Recycling Week (November 13-19). Find out why buying recycled matters...

We're bursting with ideas, events and activities to share with you for National Recycling Week

Date: 10-Nov-17
Author: Claire Bell
It's Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (13 - 19 November) and we have some exciting initiatives including: a brand new Recycled Products Directory; a new research guide: What Goes Around: Why Buying Recycled Matters; the Friday File Fling; plus Buy It Back Day. Accompanied by new resources and promotional materials, we've made it even easier for businesses and communities to get involved.

Flying Dutch claim victory for the 7th time in the World Solar Challenge

Date: 09-Nov-17
Author: Helen Nolan
Every two years the World Solar Challenge welcomes the greatest minds from all over the world to come to Australia for the 3000-kilometre (1,860 mile) solar car race. Roaring across Australia's outback from Darwin to Adelaide, these efficient electric vehicles challenge the norms by running on solar power charged up during the day.

Top Australian sustainability award winners announced

Date: 09-Nov-17
Author: Laura Chalk
It is award season here in Australia, and two awards have cast a spotlight on sustainability and the businesses, communities and individuals who are leading the way forward in this age of environmental awareness. The awards show the immense diversity of sustainability initiatives taking place in the country.

Doing well by doing good: a recipe for sustain-ability

Date: 09-Nov-17
Author: Billy Pringle
Standard prosthetic limbs made from virgin materials can cost thousands of dollars. A team of young Australians is aiming to reduce those costs and contribute to sustainable resource use at the same time.

Beyond plastic pollution: solutions for a small planet

Date: 09-Nov-17
Author: Rebecca Gilling
A three-day conference recently held in Sydney: Beyond Plastic Pollution - Pathways to Cleaner Oceans highlighted a large and growing global problem but also gave hope with some inspiring initiatives. Over the next few issues of Positive Environment News Planet Ark will bring you some of those good news stories.

UTAS Wood Project Wins the Built Environment Category in the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia

Date: 08-Nov-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Sustainability leaders from across Australia and New Zealand were on the edge of their seats on 2 November, as the winners of the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia were announced live from RMIT University's Storey hall in Melbourne. 35 finalists from 18 institutions held their breath as the President of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), Leanne Denby, and Vice President, Corey Peterson, announced the winners.

Why buying it back is good for business and the environment

Date: 07-Nov-17
Author: Claire Bell
Your workplace is probably doing quite well when it comes to recycling. But if you're not buying recycled, you're only doing half the job. Having a sustainable procurement policy is a way to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts of purchased products, as well as demonstrate business leadership.

 

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