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Latest Stories

War on Waste is back!

Date: 21-Jun-18
Author: Ryan Collins
ABC's War on Waste, the landmark series that sparked action across the country to cut Australia's staggering waste levels, is returning to TV. In 2017 the program reached 4.3 million viewers across Australia and broke records on social media. Find out what host Craig Reucassel will be tackling in the new series.

The light at the end of the tunnel is made with LEDs

Date: 20-Jun-18
Author: Marty Middlebrook
In a great show of industry recognising that environmental benefits often go hand in hand with economic, manufacturers are predicting most Australians will be using LEDs by 2020.

A Walk Sew Good it's still being talked about

Date: 20-Jun-18
Author: Laura Chalk
Two Australian women walk 3500 kilometres through Southeast Asia in search of sustainable fashion and bring their story back home - and to the world through social media - to inform and empower us.

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.

A new way to strengthen trust in recycling

Date: 19-Jun-18
Author: Ryan Collins
Recent reports in the media about the China waste issue and material stockpiles has quite possibly lowered the confidence in recycling amongst Australians. The introduction of Good Environmental Choice Australia's new Waste Collection Services Standard for waste contractors who provide commercial services is one way to strengthen trust in the industry.

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.


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