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Lendlease has received the green light for a second timber office building at Barangaroo South.

Date: 12-Jun-18
Author: David Rowlinson
Lendlease has received the green light for a second timber office building at Barangaroo South. The building, which will be called Daramu House meaning "tree house" in the local Aboriginal language, will consist of more than 10,000 square metres of commercial floor space and around 680 square metres of retail.

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark celebrates 15 years of recycling with Layne Beachley

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Claire Bell
15 years and over 38 million cartridges recycled later, the campaign is more successful than ever

How cartridges and plastic bags are being used to help find a solution to plastic pollution

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Claire Bell
Innovative solutions to combat waste plastic pollution have been developed by Close the Loop in conjunction with Downer Group to create new technology for road surfaces in Australia using waste toner, soft plastics and stockpiled glass to provide a superior asphalt and divert waste from landfill.

The great story behind Lousy Ink

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Josh Cole
Two Australian artists are turning discarded printer ink into sustainable art supplies.

Kenyan business Ocean Sole is flipping the flop from waste to art

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Alejandra Laclette
A Kenyan business is turning the humble thong into fine art, helping to cut down on ocean plastic pollution.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Parliament on King

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Welcome to the first of what we hope to be a long running column from copywriter and eco-warrior Elise Catterall. She'll be covering sustainability news from a personal perspective and showing how everyday Aussies can take part in positive environmental action.

Find out how Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution

Date: 04-Jun-18
Author: Josh Cole
It's World Environment Day so what better time to give you the good news? We're proud to announce that toner from printer cartridges collected via our Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (C4PA) recycling program around Australia can now be mixed with soft plastic and stockpiled glass to make a new road surface.

Macquarie University Incubator wins major Educational Facilities Awards

Date: 31-May-18
Author: David Rowlinson
The Macquarie University Incubator has been declared overall winner of the Learning Environments Australasia's 11th Annual Excellence in Educational Facilities Awards. The mass timber innovation hub was awarded 2018 Overall Winner from a field of 58 entries from across the Asia Pacific.

Approval granted for New Zealand's tallest wooden office block

Date: 29-May-18
Author: David Rowlinson
New Zealand's tallest wooden office block will have revolutionary design aspects including a rooftop device to protect the block during earthquakes, its developer says. Sir Bob Jones, chairman of Robt. Jones Holdings, said all approvals had been granted for the block on the Leaders Building site, corner of Brandon St and Featherston St, and that demolition of the existing block was well advanced.

Disused and dirty swamp transformed into vibrant wetlands in the heart of suburbia

Date: 24-May-18
Author: Laura Chalk
Once a degraded swampland, the Eric Singleton Bird sanctuary in Perth, sandwiched between busy roads and suburbia on three sides, now provides an oasis for bird life - and the humans who visit.

How one employee implemented change that's good for both the business and the environment

Date: 24-May-18
Author: Martin Daniel
Anthony Vedelago sought out a means by which he could protect his business from rising energy costs. What he found was a way he could achieve this in an environmentally sustainable manner whilst providing immediate benefit to both his tenants and his own business.

Threatened koalas receive NSW rescue package

Date: 24-May-18
Author: Laura Chalk
A $45 million intervention package has been announced by the NSW Government to protect the state's vulnerable koalas.

 

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