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Planet Ark's National Recycling Week 2018 recap

Date: 20-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
With population and waste levels continuing to rise and China's waste import 'ban' hitting hard, there has likely never been a more challenging time for managing Australia's waste. That's why last year we asked Australians to reboot their perspective of recycling in the most important National Recycling Week since it was founded 22 years ago.

Global energy giant to produce household battery systems in Australia

Date: 19-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
One of the world's biggest energy providers will be producing household battery systems within Australia after buying an Adelaide battery manufacturing factory from German company Sonnen.

Mardi Gras to shine glitter free in 2019

Date: 19-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
One of the world's largest LGBT pride parades, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, has banned the sparkly stuff synonymous with the parade for decades in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.

Hawaiian coral reefs showing positive signs following mass bleaching

Date: 19-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Almost four years after the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded in Hawaii the state's coral reefs are finally showing signs of growth and stabilisation.

Worried about our buzzing friends? Buy and urge organic

Date: 19-Feb-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The first ever global review of declining insect populations has found buying organic food and urging political legislation to reduce pesticide use are the most effective actions we can take.

Planet Ark partnership bringing clean energy to schools

Date: 18-Feb-19
Author: Rachel Rayner
Planet Ark's sister clean energy organisation, Planet Ark Power, is about to switch on 454kW of energy generation at three schools across the country, reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 11,000 tonnes over 25 years. But there are additional reasons which make these installations remarkable.

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.


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