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Latest Stories

Back at work? keep that vacation feeling with some 'Green' time...

Date: 19-Jan-16
Author: Claire Bell
Am I still on my summer vacation I hear you ask? No, I'm on my lunch break, spending time in nature. Research confirms the benefits of time spent in natural environments.

Look Who's Recycled 30 Million Cartridges

Date: 15-Jan-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Well done Australia! We have just hit 30 million cartridges recycled since 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' began in 2003.

What does January mean for a Christmas Tree?

Date: 08-Jan-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
If you have a plastic tree in storage, find out what this time of year means for live trees. Their life cycle extends further than the Christmas season.

Love a Tree

Date: 23-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Whether you're a fan of that genuine pine aroma or you prefer the utility of an artificial tree, you can keep your tree a little bit greener this Christmas. Cut live trees can have a second life as mulch or compost to help enrich the soil of other plants, while artificial trees can be reused for decades if properly cared for. It's the 12th Do of Christmas!

'Tis the Season to De-Clutter

Date: 21-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Is the shed or garage full of old and broken bits and pieces? Is there a DIY renovation job that you've been putting off? The Christmas and New Year break is a great time to start over, to get those nagging jobs done, to tidy and de-clutter the house and to put valuable resources back to work.

Give someone a (indoor) tree this Christmas!

Date: 21-Dec-15
Author: Claire Bell
Still looking for that perfect last minute gift? We've come up with some indoor plant recommendations which not only look good but also clean the air and bring a little bit of nature into your home.

Best Fling Ever

Date: 15-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
For Planet Ark's National Recycling Week 2015, a record number of organisations including businesses, councils, community groups and schools joined in the Friday File Fling. With a 'Friday the 13th' theme, unused paper files across the country were turned back into a valuable resource! Find out the best Fling ever.

Recycle your old mobiles & help the Salvos

Date: 10-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
If you are dreaming of a new mobile phone this Christmas don't forget to recycle old mobiles and accessories in a safe, secure and ethical way. To give you a little incentive, MobileMuster will donate $2 for every kilogram of old mobile phones and accessories collected during December and January to The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Trim Your Waste

Date: 10-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
NSW small to medium enterprises (SMEs) have the opportunity to share up to $50,000 worth of Bin Trim rebates to help them become more cost-effective and environmentally aware when it comes to waste management. SMEs which have embarked on the program to date have reduced waste management costs by an average of $3,000 per year. Check out their first success story.

Schools Tree Day 2015 Winners Announced

Date: 06-Dec-15
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Just in time for Christmas - the Tree-mendous Nature Craft competition entries are now online. So check them out and get inspired to create something beautiful.

Wood Encouragement - A Growing Trend

Date: 03-Dec-15
Author: Brad Gray
The environmental and economic benefits of using responsibly sourced wood as a building material are continuing to be recognised as more councils adopt wood encouragement policies.

'Appy' Christmas gift from Planet Ark

Date: 01-Dec-15
Author: Sara McGregor
Check out the free smart phone app to answer all those tricky waste and recycling questions. A gift to use year-round


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