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Advanced Waste & Resource Recovery Facilities Manual Training Worshops

Date: 28-Oct-16
Author: Claire Bell
With support from the NSW EPA the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver workshops to introduce an Advanced Waste & Resource Recovery Facilities Manual to increase and improve the quantity and quality of materials being recovered, while helping to ensure that sites and operators comply with environmental and occupational health and safety requirements.

Zero Waste Audit Results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Program Partner

Date: 28-Oct-16
Author: Claire Bell
The results of the annual audit of Close the Loop, the Resource Recovery Partner for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program, have just been finalised. And great news, the audit has issued Close the Loop with yet another Zero Waste to Landfill certificate for 2016.

Planet Ark Launches 100% Recycled Office Paper

Date: 28-Oct-16
Author: Brad Gray
Your choice in office paper matters and with the launch of Planet Ark Paper your choice has been made easy

Taking Shape - South Australia's First Timber Apartment Building

Date: 14-Oct-16
Author: David Rowlinson
South Australia's trendy city fringe suburb of Kent Town will soon be home to the state's first timber apartment building. The building, known as Verde, has slowly started to take shape as the engineered timber structure is put into place.

Giving Coffee Pods Another Life

Date: 12-Oct-16
Author: Brad Gray
Do you find it hard to kick into gear without a shot of caffeine? Maybe you have an instant hit, plunge into the day, visit your favourite barista or make your own with a coffee pod machine.

The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge Kicks Off

Date: 12-Oct-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge is underway for 2016 as part of Planet Ark's National Recycling Week. Running until 11 November, the initiative provides free recycling activity guides, curriculum aligned lesson plans and Australian school event ideas for teachers and students. Find out how environmental awareness and recycling knowledge can be taught by doing and having fun!

Canada Tops Out World's Tallest Wood-Frame Building

Date: 07-Oct-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Celebrating the tallest wood-frame building of its kind anywhere in the world, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr recently attended the "topping out" ceremony of the Brock Commons Residence.

It's Time For Another Fling

Date: 04-Oct-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Last year more than 5,000 people had a Fling for National Recycling Week. A Friday File Fling that is! Whether you work in a large office, a school or even out of the front room at home, you're likely to have good quality paper sitting idle in a filing cabinet. That paper could be put back into the recycling stream and turned into brand new 100% recycled office paper or toilet tissue. We've collated information and resources to help you host a Fling in your workplace on or around 11 November. Register your whole workplace, your team or even just yourself.

Post Back Your Post Packs

Date: 30-Sep-16
Author: Brad Gray
Have you ever stood at the bin wondering whether something goes in the garbage or the recycling? You're not alone! Our research shows that confusion is one of main reasons recyclables end up in the garbage and contaminants, like plastic bags, end up in the recycling. The Australian Recycling Label has been designed by Planet Ark to clear up that confusion and we're happy to say Australia Post has joined the growing list of businesses displaying the label. Find out more...

5 Photos You Can Take to Help the Environment

Date: 30-Sep-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
You don't need a fancy camera to take a photo and you don't need to be a professional to make an impact. It's the age of the digital image and you can use them to have fun, dob in a dumper or celebrate nature. We've put together 5 ideas for you to use photos to do good, for yourself and for the environment. Find out more ...

There's a Machine for That!

Date: 29-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Is the waste in your workplace causing you grief? Have you ever thought, 'if only there was a machine that did this'? Well our Small-Scale Recycling Equipment Catalogue might be just what you need to declutter, reduce waste and reduce costs.

Marist College, Bendigo Wins Sustainability Category in the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards

Date: 16-Sep-16
Author: David Rowlinson
The winners of the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards were announced at a gala dinner on 15th September at Luna Park in Sydney. The Sustainability Category, sponsored by Planet Ark and presented by CEO Paul Klemenko, was awarded to Matt Dwyer from Y2 Architecture and Paul Waddell from Three Acres Landscape Architecture for the Marist College Bendigo Montagne Centre.

 

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