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Latest Stories

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.

Free Teachers Webinar - The Nature of Learning

Date: 12-May-15
Author: Claire Grant
Learn why time in nature is critical for learning and development in children and teens. Find out how to create nature-rich learning environments. Hear from like-minded teachers and receive practical advice on how to implement nature-time and sustainability practices into your daily teaching and learning programs.

PREPare Yourself for Better Packaging

Date: 11-May-15
Author: If your business produces something that is put into a bottle, tub, box or bag, we have a new tool that allows you to assess whether that packaging is recyclable in Australian kerbside systems

Positive Local Impact

Date: 11-May-15
Author: Chris Philpot
If your work is using high recycled content paper, congratulations! If not, take a few minutes to find out about a new recycling plant that makes it easier than ever to have a positive local impact.

Calling all Mobile Phone Hoarders

Date: 11-May-15
Author: Are you a mobile phone hoarder? Are there other hoarders at work? Our friends at MobileMuster are calling on you to come clean in time for World Environment Day on 5th June and become a recycling champion.

Clean your room and unpack the dishwasher - how to win at Mothers Day

Date: 07-May-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
If you love and cherish a mum like mine, then look no further than these simple gift ideas for Mothers Day 2015.


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