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Are you a recycling guru?

Date: 16-Nov-18
Author: Ryan Collins
Do you know what is the biggest mistake that residents make when recycling? What is the benefit of using aluminium coffee capsules? What used material is being recycled and added to road base? Challenge yourself with Planet Ark's Recycle Right Quiz and you could WIN 1 of 10 Biome Plastic Free Kits valued at $82 or 1 of 6 eWood Garden Bed Kits valued at $219!

4 things you didn't know about Tetra Pak cartons

Date: 16-Nov-18
Author: Ryan Collins
There are so many different types of food and drink packaging on the shelves nowadays. One type, Tetra Pak cartons, was created way back in the early 1950s, starting with a triangular pyramid (tetrahedron) shaped cream carton. While the shape of packaging has continued to evolve, so has their impact on the planet. Here are four things you may not know about Tetra Paks that relate to their sustainability.

Take the journey with us from Waste War to Recycling Reboot 

Date: 15-Nov-18
Author: Jennifer McMillan
It's Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (12 - 18 November) and we hope you'll take the journey with us from Waste War to Recycling Reboot.

Queenscliff's Lauren Esplin makes a point about disposable plastics

Date: 14-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
As many new parents will attest the first few months of a babies' life do not usually leave much spare time to pursue creative endeavours. Fortunately for Queenscliff-based artist, Lauren Esplin, she had just signed up to an artistic collective that would allow her to make a strong comment on our disposable plastic culture.

Chris Fong's tennis clocks

Date: 14-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
When Chris Fong, a year 6 student at Kings School, Paramatta tried to return one of his broken tennis racquets to his tennis centre, he was surprised to hear the racquet would ultimately end up in landfill.

Ballarat's Food is Free Laneway

Date: 12-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Lou Ridsdale founded Food is Free Laneway in October 2014 as a space for people to drop off or collect surplus nutritious food (veggies, fruit, herbs etc) for free and connect with the neighbourhood.

Burleigh Heads Boomerang Bags

Date: 12-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer started Boomerang Bags, a grassroots, community driven movement to divert fabric from landfill by turning it into reusable bags that support both the environment and the local community.

Brisbane's recycled fashion shows

Date: 12-Nov-18
Author: Josh Cole
Brisbane will play host to two unique fashion shows this National Recycling Week, in which clothing will be made from recycled materials.

Introduction of FSC's Australian National Forest Stewardship Standard

Date: 12-Nov-18
Author: David Rowlinson
Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign delighted to see the introduction of FSC's Australian National Forest Stewardship Standard, which has been developed specifically for Australian conditions, and will have a continuing positive impact on Australia's built environment.

Data management tips for recycling peace of mind

Date: 12-Nov-18
Author: Claire Bell
Are you hanging on to your old broken mobile phone or other device because you don't know how to deal with your personal data? Some handy tips can help you feel secure about letting go of your device and get it recycled.

Where does your used coffee go?

Date: 12-Nov-18
Author: Lacey-Mai Shea
Nespresso is dedicated to ensuring your last drop of coffee does not need to equal its last use.

Reboot your perspective on recycling this National Recycling Week

Date: 08-Nov-18
Author: Liam Taylor
New research commissioned by Planet Ark released for National Recycling Week. Check out how we are going to reboot recycling

 

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