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Latest Stories

Flings Save Tonnes of Paper

Date: 14-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
For Planet Ark's National Recycling Week this year, organisations around the country participated in the Friday File Fling, recycling 14 tonnes of paper in total. From corporates to small businesses, schools to sports clubs, unused office paper was flung back into the recycle cycle. Check out the overall environmental benefits since the initiative began.

Australian Solar Technology Used to Help China Reach Clean Energy Target

Date: 13-Dec-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Australia's solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal electricity generation in China. Thermal Focus, a Chinese Company, will now produce and sell CSIRO's patented low cost heliostats, field control software and design software in China with a shared revenue returning to Australia for further research.

Launch of Positive Environment News

Date: 13-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
Mainstream and environment news services, are full of articles about natural disasters, animal deaths, air and water pollution, waste, carbon emissions, and more. As an antidote to this overwhelming negativity Planet Ark has launched Positive Environment News as a way to inspire change and showcase the good things happening around the world.

Recycle Right At Christmas

Date: 13-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Brandy custard cartons? Mince pie trays? Squirty cream aerosols? Can these festive materials be recycled? Check out our top tips to ensure you're recycling all the festive food and drink packaging you can over Christmas.

Be Like Santa and Make A List

Date: 12-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Australians throw out about $1,100 worth of food each year and this is most pervasive at Christmas. Collectively that's more than $10 billion of food going to landfill. Check out ways to combat this like making a shopping list (and sticking to it), portion control and composting at home.

Don't Worry, Be Appy!

Date: 11-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
One thing you don't need to worry about this Christmas is what goes in the recycling bin! That's if you download the RecycleSmart App which draws data from Planet Ark's RecyclingNearYou website. It includes recycling information about every Australian council and helps users find options more than 170 household items. It's a Christmas gift to use all year round!

Kaikoura District Council Building Survives Major Earthquake Unscathed

Date: 08-Dec-16
Author: David Rowlinson
On Monday 14 November a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the south island of New Zealand, impacting cities of Christchurch, Kaikoura and Wellington. Following the earthquake the KDC building was assessed and lived up to its reputation of being earthquake resilient and performed extremely well.

How To Eco-Wrap a Present

Date: 07-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Remember how your Grandma would save string, ribbon, paper and bows? Well she had the right idea as re-using and recycling paper is one way to eco-wrap a gift. Check out our other tips to make our natural resources and your budget last longer with Do # 4 of the 12 Do's of Christmas!

WINNERS of Naturale 100% Recycled Toilet Tissue Announced!

Date: 07-Dec-16
Author: Claire Bell
Planet Ark and Naturale Tissue Products offered a chance to win a year's supply of 100% recycled toilet tissue. We asked you to tell us in 20 words or less, why you think buying recycled toilet tissue is good for the environment. We received some fun, fabulous and thoughtful entries and the winners have been announced.

The Gift of an Experience

Date: 06-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Christmas gifts don't need to cost the earth. In fact, they can help spread appreciation of its beauty. Whether it's an underwater or above land experience, donating babysitting time or cooking, we've got plenty of thoughtful, green gift suggestions with Do #3 of the 12 Do's of Christmas.

Do Celebrate Less Waste at Work

Date: 04-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Tis' the silly season but that doesn't mean you have to be silly with workplace waste. We've got great tips so no matter how much fun people are having at Christmas parties, it's easy to recycle right. Check out Do #2 of the 12 Do's of Christmas.

Schools Recycle Right Challenge Winners

Date: 02-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The winners of the Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition have been announced! Entries were received from all over Australia and Planet Ark would like to say a big thank you to all the schools and students that entered. Find out who won and read some of the very original and imaginative winning entries.


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