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Latest Stories


Selfie Challenge Winners

Date: 15-Jun-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Selfie Challenge has officially ended and the lucky winners have been announced! Each winner has received a $200 gift voucher to Biome, the online eco-store. Find out more...

Printage Cartrij? Printer cartres? Printer Cartridges?

Date: 06-Jun-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Our new 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' TV Community Service Announcement stars some tongue-tied primary school students. However, that certainly doesn't dampen their enthusiasm for recycling. So why not sign up for a free 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box and encourage kids to reimagine rubbish.

The benefits of gardening for little people

Date: 03-Jun-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
Little people benefit in big ways from time spent in nature. The benefits of nature to young children are well known. Time to get growing.

Keeping Warm for the Planet

Date: 30-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Winter has breezed in and we're starting to feel the chill. Here are 10 tips to help keep your house warm without excess energy.

Learn From The New Wave In Innovation

Date: 30-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Australian innovators are leading the way in sustainability solutions. Learn from three of the best.

How Does Laundry Powder Help Trees Grow?

Date: 30-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Since 2008, Aware Environmental Solutions, have contributed over $750,000 towards Planet Ark's campaigns = more trees and better recycling.

Inspirational teachers share their story on improving student performance (CPD points)

Date: 27-May-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
On the 16th June, Planet Ark and Cool Australia hosted their very popular Grounds for Learning Webinar. Our wonderful panel shared their Schools Tree Day stories. You can hear their inspirational stories below.

Wood First Policy in Tasmania

Date: 27-May-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Tasmania has announced it will be the first state in Australia to adopt a wood encouragement policy, which requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered as the first-choice construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects.

World's Tallest Mass Timber Building Is Underway In Vancouver

Date: 20-May-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Construction of the world's tallest mass timber building is underway in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 2,563 tonnes, equivalent to taking 630 cars from the road.

Thank You For Your Feedback

Date: 19-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The winner of a new tablet for completing the BusinessRecycling user survey has been drawn. Mark Delany of QLD was the lucky recipient of a tablet of his choice. If you'd still like to provide feedback about the website or hotline you have until 9am Monday 23rd May 2016.

NSW Resource Recovery Grants Now Open

Date: 16-May-16
Author: Claire Bell
Applications are invited for Round 3 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program and Round 2 of the Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management grants program. Delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, these programs aim to increase recycling of household, business and problem waste.

Who Made the Top Ten Cartridge Recyclers

Date: 12-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
2015 was another great year for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to the top ten returners. Were you one of them?

 

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