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Latest Stories

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark nails product stewardship at a time when most are finding their feet

Date: 22-May-19
Author: Josh Cole
Consumers and regulators alike increasingly expect product manufacturers to take the lead in managing their products' end of life. While some sectors will hold out until legally required to change some of the world's biggest printer companies have been leading the way for several years.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Bursting the bubble on balloons

Date: 22-May-19
Author: Elise Catterall
This week in Everyday Enviro, Elise tackles the big issue of balloons and their impact on wildlife if allowed to get into our natural environment.

Global coffee giant introduces pens made from recycled coffee capsules

Date: 22-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
In a great example of the circular economy in action, Nespresso has launched a series of limited-edition pens made from recycled aluminium sourced from used coffee pods.

Canberra to become first Australian jurisdiction powered by 100% renewable energy

Date: 22-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
While it remains to be seen whether climate policy will be a focus in Canberra following the election, the city itself is leading the way on renewable energy.

The Bilby returns to NSW National Parks

Date: 22-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
In a huge win for the iconic Australian marsupial, ecologists from the Australian Wildlife Conservatory have recorded the first Bilby born in a NSW national park in over 100 years.

Global plastic waste pact garners international support

Date: 13-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A historic international agreement to combat plastic waste has been approved by 187 countries in the UN.

Britain's coal-free week the first since 1882

Date: 13-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
It's been over 130 years since the last time Britain went without coal-fired electricity for seven consecutive days, but that is exactly what took place last week.

Australian volunteers enlisted for war on microplastic pollution

Date: 13-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A project designed to empower communities to look for microplastics on their local coastlines is training Australians on how to find tiny pieces of plastic pollution.

The revegetation plan to bring back the glossy black cockatoo

Date: 13-May-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A project to plant native vegetation along a stretch of land from the Blue Mountains to the Southern Tablelands is slowly bringing back one of Australia's most iconic birds, the glossy black cockatoo.

Who's in the top ten returners for Cartridges 4 Planet Ark?

Date: 10-May-19
Author: Claire Bell
Small actions can make a big impact and with over 41 million cartridges recycled since the program began, that's certainly true for Cartridges 4 Planet Ark!

Royd Clan's House in Victoria is built entirely from Glulam and CLT

Date: 09-May-19
Author: David Rowlinson
The concept design for the "Royd Clan's House" in Ceres near Geelong utilising all-timber Glulam and CLT was inspired mainly by the boulders and the remains of the previous house. Architect Nadine Samaha from Level Architekture says "I wanted to create a structure which emulated these boulders coming from the ground."

Recycle your schools' printer cartridges in May to help protect our beaches

Date: 07-May-19
Author: Claire Bell
Recycling your schools printer cartridges in May is a small act with a big impact as we're donating to Surfrider Foundation Australia and we have a fabulous competition to WIN a Surfboard. We've also sneaked in our top tips for sustainable printing!


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