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Clothing and textile sustainability the hottest fashion trend for 2019

Date: 15-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Whether you call it slow fashion, eco fashion or sustainable fashion there is little doubt that amidst the heightened environmental awareness and activism of 2018 the sustainability of clothing and textiles became a key focus.

Planet Ark endorses Detpak's new coffee cup recycling system

Date: 14-Feb-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
We're delighted to announce our endorsement of Detpak's RecycleMe collection and recycling system. This positive environmental solution for single-use takeaway cups guarantees every cup and lid collected will be recycled.

Clean up your waste with the Australasian Recycling Label

Date: 12-Feb-19
Author: Alejandra Laclette
Make sure you look for the Australasian Recycling Label if you pick up any packaging this Clean Up Australia Day (and follow the instructions!)

ANU unveils a new 'innovation rich' precinct called Kambri

Date: 12-Feb-19
Author: David Rowlinson
BVN has completed five new buildings in a precinct called Kambri for the Australian National University in Canberra. Constructed by developer Lendlease, the precinct is one of the largest building projects in Canberra since the construction of New Parliament House.

Landmark ruling holds promise for addressing climate change

Date: 12-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A NSW judge has rejected a potential open-cut mine in the town of Gloucester due to the negative impact it would have on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Aussie posties to go green with electric trikes

Date: 12-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Australia Post will be rolling out a new fleet of electric trikes in the coming months in an effort to adapt to changing postal conditions and reduce their environmental impact.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Plugged in with my favourite sustainability podcasts

Date: 12-Feb-19
Author: Elise Catterall
This week in Everyday Enviro, Elise recommends some of her favourite podcasts dealing with issues of the environment and sustainability.

First power to flow from world's biggest offshore wind farm

Date: 12-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A massive offshore windfarm that will soon be the world's largest is due to supply its first power to the UK electricity grid this week.

LA tower proposal called 'Sky Trees' inspired by Marilyn Monroe's 'flying skirt'

Date: 11-Feb-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Sydney practice Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled designs for a 63-storey tower, named Sky Trees, in downtown Los Angeles that references California's gigantic redwoods, the "oldest and tallest" trees in the world, as well as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe and her "flying skirt."

AFPA calls for 400,000 hectares of trees to be planted

Date: 07-Feb-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will create expanded opportunities for designers, developers and builders to develop innovative mid-rise timber buildings. However, this positive development again reinforces the need for focus on future timber supply and getting more trees planted to ensure demand can be met in coming decades.

New National Construction Code to increase demand for timber products

Date: 06-Feb-19
Author: David Rowlinson
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the preview version of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) that increases the range of buildings - up to an effective height of 25m - in which fire-protected timber construction systems can be used. The new classes include schools, retail premises, hospitals and aged care facilities to the previously approved multi-residential, hospitality accommodation and office buildings.

A power positive partnership for businesses

Date: 05-Feb-19
Author: Rachel Rayner
Planet Ark knows businesses are integral to supporting sustainable, reliable energy in Australia. That's why we have partnered with GoZERO to create Planet Ark Power: a solar engineering and technology company. The aim is to help businesses capitalise on their rooftop space to lower their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

 

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