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Latest Stories


Waste Not, Want Not

Date: 28-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
"When I first started out in the waste and recycling industry, I, like most Aussies, thought it was all pretty simple," say Ryan Collins, Recycling Programs Manager. "Household packaging goes in the recycling bin and almost everything else goes in the general waste."It turns out there is a lot more to waste than that.

28 Million Reasons To Be Proud

Date: 28-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began! So what does this mean for the environment?

28 Million Reasons To Be Proud

Date: 27-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began! So what does this mean for the environment?

28 Million Reasons To Be Proud

Date: 26-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began! So what does this mean for the environment?

50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

Date: 25-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!

Australia to increase supply of timber for skyscrapers

Date: 25-May-15
Author: Chris Philpot
If you were told that wood could be used to build skyscrapers would you think it was crazy! Well, it's true - a new type of engineered wood, called cross-laminated timber (CLT) has the ability to replace concrete and steel providing a whole range of benefits.

Turning Toner to Tarmac in Sydney

Date: 25-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Channel 7 News recently reported on the innovation of TonerPave, a road base made with recycled toner from 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. You can check it out here.

50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

Date: 21-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!

Your Fashion Footprint

Date: 20-May-15
Author: Zareh Tahjian
With fashion flying all over the place, it's a great time to think about your wardrobe. What's in there? What can you reuse, recycle or donate and where are the best places to take them?

One house, four tonnes of recycling

Date: 20-May-15
Author: Zareh Tahjian
If your household is like most Australian homes you recycle diligently. But how much do you think you could recycle in one four-hour period?

Dig in for National Tree Day, volunteer as a Site Coordinator.....

Date: 14-May-15
Author: Claire Grant
Planet Ark is celebrating 20 years of planting trees this year and once again we are asking Australians to volunteer as a site coordinator for National Tree Day on Sunday 26 July and Schools Tree Day on Friday 24 July.

Special E-Waste Collection - 16th May

Date: 12-May-15
Author: Claire Grant
This coming Saturday 16th is a great opportunity to recycle that old computer that's taking up space in the cupboard or that clunky old TV that's filling up the shed.

 

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