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Toowoomba is Buzzing About Free Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
Residents in Toowoomba can recycle their used rechargeable batterys - free of charge - as part of a trial program.

Waste and Resource Recovery Facilities Workshops

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
With support from the NSW EPA, WCRA is offering training workshops for waste management and recycling industry personnel, including a session at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo.

Adding Trees - A Prescription for Health, Happiness and Fulfilment

Date: 06-Jul-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
Technology is everywhere. Research shows when we give the bleepin' gadgets a break and just add nature, we grow healthier, happier, brighter, calmer and closer. The connections we used to make with our family, friends and neighbours are now increasingly becoming virtual. Planet Ark's latest research has found that 51% of Australians tun to social media as a form of stress management. This is just fuelling our isolation from loved ones.

Meet the Tree Day Team - We're Here to Help

Date: 01-Jul-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
All of us at Planet Ark are busy as ever supporting more than 2000 coordinators nationwide who make Tree Day happen. Below are a few faces who have worked for Planet Ark and National Tree day for a number of years. These are the ones who respond to your emails, phone calls and general enquiries about the event.

The Cleaning Fairy Is On Its Way

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Last month we asked you to let us know what help you wanted from the Cleaning Fairy. It looks like bathrooms, dusting and ovens are your least-liked chores

Ten Years of Bringing Value to the Community

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
National Tree Day is coming up soon, so we spoke to Tony who has been a site coordinator for the past six years at Lane Cove National Park. Find out why Tony is so passionate about National Tree Day and the value it brings to his local community.

A Quick Recycling Guide To 3 Tricky Items

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Recycling can be tricky! Here's a guide to the top three searches on Recycling Near You, so that you can be a recycling guru

Working It Out At Officeworks

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Brad Gray
Planet Ark's new Australian Recycling Label is starting to appear in stores and answers recycling questions specific to individual products

Battery Stewardship Solutions for Australia

Date: 29-Jun-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Electronic devices are proliferating in the home, at work and for recreational purposes, and their dependence on batteries is unavoidable. So what does the future hold for battery recycling in Australia?

Come and Join us at SEE Sustainable Experience

Date: 27-Jun-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Hear a Planet Ark update on the significant environmental and health benefits of timber

Don't Miss Out On Funding Grants

Date: 22-Jun-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The closing dates are approaching for a number of state and territory funding grants currently available to businesses and recyclers. From resource recovery facility expansion to illegal dumping to business resource assessing, we look at who's eligible and how much is available. Make sure you don't miss out!

The Importance of Green Public Spaces

Date: 17-Jun-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
There has been a growing shift towards greening urban spaces as councils recognise the value of trees to people and wildlife. National Tree Day offers a great opportunity for Councils and local community to get together and beautify their local spaces.

 

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