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Everyday Enviro with Elise - Parliament on King

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Welcome to the first of what we hope to be a long running column from copywriter and eco-warrior Elise Catterall. She'll be covering sustainability news from a personal perspective and showing how everyday Aussies can take part in positive environmental action.

Find out how Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution

Date: 04-Jun-18
Author: Josh Cole
It's World Environment Day so what better time to give you the good news? We're proud to announce that toner from printer cartridges collected via our Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (C4PA) recycling program around Australia can now be mixed with soft plastic and stockpiled glass to make a new road surface.

Macquarie University Incubator wins major Educational Facilities Awards

Date: 31-May-18
Author: David Rowlinson
The Macquarie University Incubator has been declared overall winner of the Learning Environments Australasia's 11th Annual Excellence in Educational Facilities Awards. The mass timber innovation hub was awarded 2018 Overall Winner from a field of 58 entries from across the Asia Pacific.

Approval granted for New Zealand's tallest wooden office block

Date: 29-May-18
Author: David Rowlinson
New Zealand's tallest wooden office block will have revolutionary design aspects including a rooftop device to protect the block during earthquakes, its developer says. Sir Bob Jones, chairman of Robt. Jones Holdings, said all approvals had been granted for the block on the Leaders Building site, corner of Brandon St and Featherston St, and that demolition of the existing block was well advanced.

Disused and dirty swamp transformed into vibrant wetlands in the heart of suburbia

Date: 24-May-18
Author: Laura Chalk
Once a degraded swampland, the Eric Singleton Bird sanctuary in Perth, sandwiched between busy roads and suburbia on three sides, now provides an oasis for bird life - and the humans who visit.

How one employee implemented change that's good for both the business and the environment

Date: 24-May-18
Author: Martin Daniel
Anthony Vedelago sought out a means by which he could protect his business from rising energy costs. What he found was a way he could achieve this in an environmentally sustainable manner whilst providing immediate benefit to both his tenants and his own business.

Threatened koalas receive NSW rescue package

Date: 24-May-18
Author: Laura Chalk
A $45 million intervention package has been announced by the NSW Government to protect the state's vulnerable koalas.

Thanks for your feedback!

Date: 21-May-18
Author: Ryan Collins
The winner of a new tablet for completing the Business Recycling User Survey has been drawn. Simone Brown of VIC was the lucky recipient of a tablet of her choice. If you'd still like to provide feedback about the website or hotline you have until Friday 25 May 2018.

Mexico City is bartering its recyclable waste for food

Date: 21-May-18
Author: Alejandra Laclette
Mexico City has come up with an innovative initiative to incentivise recycling among its residents, while supporting local produce.

MobileMuster and Envirostream help councils in VIC

Date: 11-May-18
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster, Australia's government accredited mobile phone recycling program has partnered with Envirostream, local battery recycler, to help Councils in Victoria get ready for the impending e-waste ban to landfill.

Monash's 100% renewable electricity plan

Date: 10-May-18
Author: Martin Daniel
Australia's largest university has recently announced its plans to implement a 100% renewable energy strategy towards 2030.

Scientists discover enzyme that breaks down plastic

Date: 10-May-18
Author: Jessica Hudson
Enzyme that's able to digest soft drink bottles could be used to solve plastic waste.

 

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