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New solutions to a messy situation

Date: 17-Mar-20
Author: Liam Taylor
A manufacturer of responsibly-sourced bamboo diapers has teamed up with specialist recycling company TerraCycle to offer a circular solution to a problematic waste item – disposable diapers.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Algae to the rescue again

Date: 17-Mar-20
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise celebrates a local Sydney brewery taking a novel approach to reducing their environmental footprint by using something with enormous potential - algae.

Did you know you're a recycling hero?

Date: 10-Mar-20
Author: Claire Bell
Did you know your recycling efforts along with our partners have achieved the amazing milestone of collecting over 45 million printer cartridges? Read on to find out how you can help us get to 50 million...

BINGO opens new recycling centre in Sydney that is powered by solar energy

Date: 09-Mar-20
Author: Rachael Ridley
Long-term partner of Planet Ark, BINGO Industries, has officially opened its new recycling centre in Sydney’s south-west suburb of Mortdale. 100 kilowatts of rooftop solar panels have been installed at the facility by Planet Ark’s sister organisation, Australian solar energy engineering and technology specialists, Planet Ark Power.

Wauchope showground grandstands benefit from donated timber

Date: 06-Mar-20
Author: David Rowlinson
The Wauchope Show Society couldn’t be happier to see donated timber arrive in time for redevelopment of the showground’s grandstands. Thanks to Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Community Timber Partnerships program, local north coast hardwood timber will be used to replace seating across all five of the grandstands.

55 Southbank Boulevard set to be the tallest timber adaptive reuse building in Australia

Date: 26-Feb-20
Author: David Rowlinson
A new hotel is set to the tallest timber adaptive reuse building in Australia. Architects Bates Smart designed a 10-storey structure made from engineered timber that sits top of an existing office building in Melbourne’s Southbank. The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank is due to open later in 2020.

Forever Chemicals

Date: 26-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Did you know there are a range of chemicals that are in our natural environment that are unregulated and potentially dangerous?

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Geotagging and the environment

Date: 25-Feb-20
Author: Elise Catterall
This week, Elise looks at the trend of geotagging popular travel locations and how this impacts the local environment.

A turning point in carbon dioxide emissions?

Date: 25-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
Contrary to the expectations of most global forecasts, the International Energy Agency has announced that global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flatlined in 2019.

Taking a sip out of atmospheric carbon

Date: 25-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
New technology from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has found a way to pull carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and put it into beer and other carbonated beverages.

Bird-friendly glass becomes mandatory in New York city

Date: 25-Feb-20
Author: Liam Taylor
They say life isn’t easy in the city, but that’s putting it lightly for avian populations living in the big smoke. For birds, cities are giant obstacle courses that are invisible and deadly.

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.

 

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