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Latest Stories


The Library at the Dock, Melbourne, Victoria

Date: 04-Jun-14
Author: Chris Philpot

Share Door to Door on Global Sharing Day

Date: 29-May-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Join the 5000 Shares Challenge for Australia's first ever Flash Sharing event from Global Sharing Day (1st June) to World Environment Day (5th June). Why? Sharing makes us feel happy. And decluttering makes us feel great. Now you can share things you no longer need, door to door, simply using your smartphone and TuShare. You could win $50 delivery credit AND raise money for Planet Ark just by sharing!

Lismore introduces home cartridge collections

Date: 27-May-14
Author: Ryan Collins
'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' is part of a kerbside recycling revolution in the Northern Rivers of NSW. A state of the art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and a satchel are set to transform Lismore into a model of sustainability.

Chemical Clear Out

Date: 21-May-14
Author: Brad Gray
Over the years we tend to slowly fill our sheds and the cupboard under the sink with leftover paint, insecticides, cleaning products and other chemicals. However, these chemicals can be dangerous to both health and the environment. Councils and state governments provide programs to help you dispose of them safely. Find out more...

Turning Trash Into Treasure

Date: 21-May-14
Author: Emily Donnelly
Have you ever worn out or broken a prized possession; something that you're devastated to have to part with? Maybe a favourite mug, a gorgeous umbrella or comfortable old, t-shirt? With a little creative re-use or up-cycling you won't have to say good bye. So we thought we'd share some creative ways the Planet Ark team has given old items a new life; and they're so easy, you can do it too! Find out more...

In Diversity There Is Beauty And Strength

Date: 21-May-14
Author: Jess McCallum
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity - and although it sounds technical, the message is simple: we need to increase our understanding and raise awareness of the world's biodiversity. While it seems a big issue, the question we ask ourselves is, "What can I do to help?" Well, you can find out more and you can make a positive impact. Find out more...

Celebrating 25 - Landcare Local Grant Program

Date: 08-May-14
Author: Jess McCallum
Many of the National Tree Day family - our coordinators and volunteers - come from Landcare, the grassroots movement caring for nature in local communities from the coast to the outback. To celebrate their 25 years of caring for Australia, Landcare is giving away grants! Find out more...

Win a Pallet of Recycled Paper

Date: 06-May-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Even in this technological era, we know schools still need to print on paper. So Planet Ark is offering one school in every state the chance to win a pallet of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper, valued at $2,800. All you need to do is guess the number of used toner cartridges it takes to make one kilometre of TonerPave road and fill in online the entry form. The closest guess in each state wins! Find out more...

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Expands to Seven Retailers

Date: 05-May-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Office Brands have become the newest collection partner through their independent office supplies network of 160 Office National, Office Products Depot and O-NET branded stores.

Win a Pallet of Recycled Paper

Date: 05-May-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Even in this technological era, we know schools still need to print on paper. So Planet Ark is offering one school in every state the chance to win a pallet of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper, valued at $2,800. All you need to do is guess the number of used toner cartridges it takes to make one kilometre of TonerPave road and fill in online the entry form. The closest guess in each state wins! Find out more...

From Toner to Tarmac

Date: 30-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The last thing you'd expect to do after recycling your printer cartridges is to drive over them but now you could! Due to the development of a new product that turns residual toner into road surface, the recycled material, which is being rolled out in streets around Australia right now, makes road surfaces stronger and reduces their carbon emissions. Pretty amazing! Find out more...

From Toner to Tarmac

Date: 30-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The last thing you'd expect to do after recycling your printer cartridges is to drive over them but now you could! Due to the development of a new product that turns residual toner into road surface, the recycled material, which is being rolled out in streets around Australia right now, makes road surfaces stronger and reduces their carbon emissions. Pretty amazing! Find out more...

 

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