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Latest Stories

World's Tallest Timber Tower Proposed for Tokyo

Date: 26-Feb-18
Author: David Rowlinson
Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world's tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country's highest. Named W350, the ambitious tower would be almost four times higher than the world's current tallest timber building - the 18-storey Brock Commons Student Residence in Vancouver, Canada. At 350 metres tall, the skyscraper would also become Japan's tallest building.

How online sharing groups are building communities

Date: 19-Feb-18
Author: Claire Bell
A Planet Ark staffer shares how giving through an online reuse group gave her a whole new perspective on her local community and the love that can be shared between strangers.

Paper or plastic?

Date: 15-Feb-18
Author: Billy Pringle
An award-winning innovation in bioplastic design could replace cling wrap with a biodegradable product made from cellulose.

Woolcool turns waste wool into insulation wonder

Date: 15-Feb-18
The rise and rise of home delivery services has been a major lifestyle trend over the past couple of years, revolutionising the way we eat at home and the humble 'night in'.

An innovative solution to the problem of ocean pollution

Date: 15-Feb-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Two Australian surfers have come up with a simple way to reduce marine waste.

Indigenous women helping to conserve glowing turtles

Date: 15-Feb-18
Author: Josh Cole
Women from the Malgana mob are ensuring that endangered loggerhead turtles can be tracked off the West Australian Gascoyne Coast.

It pays to be paper wise in the office

Date: 08-Feb-18
Author: Claire Bell
The concept of a 'paperless' office was once a lofty goal as workplaces moved into the new millennium. But how does that translate into reality in 2018? Many workplaces have made great improvements in their sustainable paper use, but there's always room for more!

Taking sustainable fashion to new heights

Date: 01-Feb-18
Author: Josh Cole
In this guest article by Camille Reed we look at how the Australian Circular Fashion Conference aims to take fashion sustainability to new heights in 2018.

HP's plastic recycling program is turning Haitian pollution into printer cartridges

Date: 01-Feb-18
Author: Josh Cole
A plastic recycling initiative by computer and printer manufacturer HP has turned around 4 billion plastic bottles into printer cartridges while working with people from developing nations.

Cleaning up the Cove

Date: 01-Feb-18
Author: Billy Pringle
A group of volunteers is recovering hundreds of drinking straws from Manly Cove to raise awareness of single-use plastic pollution.

New South Wales Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme hits 64 million returns

Date: 01-Feb-18
Author: Josh Cole
NSW residents have returned a massive 64 million containers to collection points and reverse vending machines since December 1 2017.

Business Recycling & Waste and Recycling Infrastructure grants are now open

Date: 29-Jan-18
Author: Claire Bell
Funding is now available for the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Waste Less Recycle More grants for business recycling and waste and recycling infrastructure programs.


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