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Latest Stories


Everyday Enviro with Elise - Choosing progress over perfection with Lush

Date: 20-Jun-18
Author: Elise Catterall
This week Elise Catterall looks at Lush shampoo bars and how they've helped her family make environmental progress and cut back on packaging.

The recycling label ending confusion

Date: 19-Jun-18
Author: Alejandra Laclette
At Planet Ark we pride ourselves on being highly knowledgeable when it comes to recycling. But sometimes, even we have to stop and take a few minutes to figure out recycling gripes like 'lid on or lid off'? This is where the Australasian Recycling Label comes into play. So who is guiding its development and community education?

Did your council or workplace make the top ten?

Date: 14-Jun-18
Author: Claire Bell
Find out which councils and workplaces collected the most cartridges in the last 12months, contributing to a record-breaking 38 million collected since 2003!

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 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Claire Bell
In a new initiative, toner from printer cartridges collected via our Cartridges 4 Planet Ark recycling program around Australia can now be mixed with soft plastic and stockpiled glass to make a new road surface. It's not only diverting waste from landfill but is also up to 65% more durable than normal asphalt!

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.

 

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