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Indigenous knowledge key to saving goannas from cane toads

Date: 09-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A scientific team is collaborating with indigenous communities in the Kimberley's to protect one of Australia's most iconic animals.

San Francisco continues to challenge plastic pollution

Date: 09-Apr-19
Author: Becca Campbell
San Francisco continues to lead U.S. cities by introducing new measures that reduce plastic consumption. The city has recently moved to restrict the sale of single-use plastic bottles on city property.

The intelligent bin cutting down on food waste

Date: 09-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A UK-based company is rolling out innovative technology to help solve one of the hospitality industry's biggest issues: food waste.

Key learnings from the Australian Circular Fashion Conference

Date: 03-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Last month a number of Planet Ark staff members had the opportunity to attend the second Australian Circular Fashion Conference (ACFC), Australia's leading sustainability-focused fashion business event. Here are some of the key takeaways.

Celebrating the launch of the Australasian Circular Textile Association

Date: 03-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
There were a great number of exciting developments unveiled at the Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2019 last month, but it is unlikely any will have the lasting impact of the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA).

West Papua becomes Indonesia's first conservation province

Date: 01-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Late last month the West Papuan government approved legislation that establishes the eastern Indonesian province as the country's first ever conservation province.

Carbon farming may hold key to bush regeneration

Date: 01-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
An indigenous group is hoping new carbon farming projects might enable them to regenerate drought-ravaged bushland in south-west Queensland.

Retail giant to sell clothes made from food scraps

Date: 01-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The world's largest fashion apparel retailer by revenue, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), will begin selling clothes made from pineapple leaves, orange peels and algae in select stores from this month.

The remote community that saved its water and its future

Date: 01-Apr-19
Author: Liam Taylor
With the help of crowdfunding and donated technology, the tiny community of Buttah Windee in mid-west Western Australia has turned its fortunes around.

Fashion resale continues to rise and rise

Date: 26-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A new study suggests the market for fashion resale is booming and could even overtake fast fashion if it continues to grow at this rate.

Australian brewery tackling plastic packaging at source

Date: 26-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
One of Australia's biggest beer producers, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), is scrapping plastic six-pack rings from the breweries making some of Australia's favourite beers.

Cornflake rejects being converted into a tasty brew

Date: 26-Mar-19
Author: Liam Taylor
In an effort to reduce food waste generated by one of the world's biggest companies, Kellogg's is turning rejected cereal flakes into beer in the UK.

 

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