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Victoria announces plastic bag ban

Date: 26-Oct-17
Author: Laura Chalk
Victoria is the latest Australian state to announce a plastic bag ban. The Victorian government follows the lead of supermarket behemoths Coles and Woolworths who announced their own bans earlier this year.

Aussie innovators compete for the climate on the world stage

Date: 26-Oct-17
Author: Josh Cole
Sustainable electricity, apps for power-hungry restaurants and biofuels made from seaweed were all innovative Australian ideas presented at this year's ClimateLaunchpad in Cyprus.

International House Sydney Wins Grand Prix in the 2017 Timber Design Awards

Date: 26-Oct-17
Author: David Rowlinson
International House Sydney has won the highest honour - the Grand Prix - in the Excellence in Timber Design Award, as well as the People's Choice Award and the Sustainability Award in the 2017 Australian Timber Design Awards.

The Australian second-hand economy is booming

Date: 12-Oct-17
Author: Helen Nolan
According to a new report by Gumtree, the average Australian household has more than $5000 worth of unwanted and unused goods they could sell or swap rather than eventually throwing them out where they end up as landfill.

Fighting waste with Fortunate Food

Date: 12-Oct-17
Author: Josh Cole
A Sydney-based business run by students is turning ugly fruit into tasty chutney, cutting back on landfill and methane emissions.

World's largest trees given new hope for preservation

Date: 12-Oct-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A new project will decode genetic make-up of world's largest trees in order to better understand and protect them.

In the wake of the quake: Japanese towns choose energy self-sufficiency

Date: 12-Oct-17
Author: Billy Pringle
Like many cities and towns in Japan, Higashi Matsushima suffered severe damage during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, losing three-quarters of its homes and 1100 people. In repairing the damage, the city of 40,000 people has chosen to pursue energy self-sufficiency through the construction of micro-grids and decentralised renewable power generation.

What's so special about Naturale?

Date: 12-Oct-17
Author: Nell MacDonald
The products we choose to endorse have been put through their (environmental) paces to help you make positive choices in your everyday shopping. Find out why Planet Ark endorses Naturale.

Wooden Pop-Up Globe Theatre Replica Arrives in Melbourne

Date: 10-Oct-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A wooden Pop-Up Globe Theatre has been erected in Melbourne that is a full-scale reconstruction of the second Globe Theatre in London, which opened in 1614. It has been built at Kings Domain next to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and, from 21 September to 12 November, will host a season of four classic plays: As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Henry V.

Wood Definitely Sets the Right Tone in this Rhythmic Home for a Musical Family

Date: 09-Oct-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Living with like-minded individuals creates a comfortable and welcoming environment. But a residential project in Melbourne demonstrates that a well-designed space can accommodate diversity side-by-side with similarity.

Exquisite Way to Show the Benefits of Prefabricated Wood Construction

Date: 09-Oct-17
Author: David Rowlinson
This prototype house overlooking Lake Maggiore in the foothills of the Swiss Alps was designed to demonstrate the capabilities of prefabricated wood construction, and features charred-timber facades enclosing a bright-white interior.

Draft NSW Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Strategy 2017-2021

Date: 05-Oct-17
Author: Ryan Collins
With the population of NSW expected to grow to over 8.2 million by 2021, the state will need to process nearly 20 million tonnes of waste. The NSW EPA would like to know what you think about the draft NSW Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Strategy 2017-2021.


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