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Latest Stories

Cash For Containers In NSW - It Pays To Recycle

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Containers in NSW will be worth 10 cents a pop from July 2017, ensuring our parks, beaches and streets will be cleaner

Check out the top 10 Cartridge Recyclers

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
2015 was another great yeart 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 top the ten returners. Were you one of them?

Mother's Day green gift ideas

Date: 06-May-16
Author: Sara McGregor
Is your mum over cliched, useless gifts? Here are some ideas that won't break the bank or the planet...

Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Industry Update

Date: 05-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
An afternoon program of Industry Updates followed by a dinner with guest speaker.

Going Bananas About Waste

Date: 05-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Coffs Harbour plays host to a national Waste Conference each year so they love going bananas about waste. A great example of this is the Big Banana Fun Park which diverts over 22 tonnes of waste from landfill a year - the equivalent of 36 medium-sized cars! Find out how they did it using the NSW EPA's Bin Trim program.

Reimagining Rubbish as a Resource

Date: 27-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Necessity is driving the move towards a zero waste approach. To make the shift we need to innovate and think of waste materials as a resource.

57m Tall Timber Building Wins Competition In France

Date: 26-Apr-16
Author: David Rowlinson
See how this 57m tall timber building will give more visibility to low carbon, timber construction and the practical time-saving measures they provide.

Selfie Challenge - #WhatsNotToLove

Date: 22-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
"It's easy to use, good for the environment and free of charge. What's not to love?" That's how one participant described 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. So we've created the Selfie Challenge with the hashtag #WhatsNotToLove and are asking you to show us you love recycling cartridges. Take a photo, tag us and share it to win one of three $200 Biome gift certificates, plus more. Simple! Find out more...

Coffee Go-Ground

Date: 21-Apr-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Do you start your day unable to mutter much aside from the word 'coffee'? Australians drink 6 billion cups of coffee a year, so to coincide with a new report about how to deal with coffee ground waste we've put together some times on ways to make your daily hit (or hits) more sustainable.

Working Together To Reduce Food Waste

Date: 20-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
A waste assessment by the NSW EPA's Bin Trim program gave the Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre a picture of what waste the tenants were generating and what opportunities there were to reduce waste. With centre management, retailers, the council and NSW EPA working together, a massive 25 tonnes of food waste per month is being diverted from landfill.

Fashionable Questions - Who Made Your Clothes and Where Do They End Up?

Date: 18-Apr-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Fashion Revolution Week, April 18-24, is a global movement that starts with the question "Who made my clothes?"

Reducing Waste and Costs for Business Happiness

Date: 18-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The NSW EPA's free Bin Trim program helped The Friendly Grocery in Waitara to reduce its waste costs by one-third, saving the business over $2,000 a year. Check out how it became a greener grocer.


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