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Chadstone Link-ed with glulam arches

Date: 19-Feb-20
Author: David Rowlinson
The “Chadstone Link”, a stylish and weather-protected walkway, links the Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne to a new office tower “Tower 1” and to the new MGallery of the Sofitel-Hotel Group. It comprises 31 individually formed timber glulam arches.

Officeworks releases latest sustainability report

Date: 19-Feb-20
Author: Rachael Ridley
From in-store recycling stations to a fleet of hybrid cars, Officeworks’ sustainability ambitions go beyond responsible sourcing and packaging. Find out what Australia’s leading office supplies retailer has achieved in the past financial year and how it is working towards a more circular business model.

Show your support for recycled products and win!

Date: 18-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Have you ever wondered what cool and unique products are being made with the contents of your recycling bin? We’ve teamed up with our friends at Onya to show off what’s being made with recycled materials and give you a chance to win some!

Planet Ark endorsed RecycleMe launches return mail bag for small businesses

Date: 14-Feb-20
Author: Rachael Ridley
Small businesses now have the opportunity to take part in Detpak’s RecycleMe coffee cup recycling system with the launch of its new collection bag service. For low-use environments, such as cafes, offices and schools, the new service offers the opportunity to take part in the circular economy by ensuring their coffee cups are recycled into new paper products.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Making change with home-compostable packaging

Date: 11-Feb-20
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise looks into why home and community composting is one of the most powerful things we can do as individuals and households to reduce our environmental footprint.

Adidas create sustainable sports fields from recycled plastic

Date: 11-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
The world’s second largest sportswear manufacturer has created a sustainable sports field by using recycled plastic from an extraordinary 1.8 million plastic bottles.

Unique fluorescent slug survives bushfires

Date: 11-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
The bright-pink Mount Kaputar slug, found only on the mountain itself, has been spotted by rangers after bushfires ravaged much of its habitat.

A stewardship scheme for safety seats

Date: 11-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Australian car seat manufacturers have pledged to take action on a growing waste stream that is showing no signs of letting up.

8 tips to remember your reusable cup

Date: 09-Feb-20
Author: Marty Middlebrook
You’re in a rush, you need a coffee, but you’ve forgotten your reusable cup. Sound familiar?

In France all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50 per cent wood

Date: 07-Feb-20
Author: David Rowlinson
As part of the French government’s push for sustainable urban development, President Emmanuel Macron has announced that all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50 per cent wood.

Largest mass timber construction project of its kind topped out in Victoria

Date: 06-Feb-20
Author: David Rowlinson
Multiplex has topped out the largest mass timber construction project of its kind in Victoria, La Trobe University’s $100 million student accommodation project at its Bundoora campus.

Timber building for Murdoch Uni in WA to be constructed from locally sourced timber

Date: 05-Feb-20
Author: David Rowlinson
A major new academic building for Murdoch University in Perth will be the first large-scale timber building in Western Australia to be constructed from locally sourced timber.

 

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