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Know the Facts

Date: 10-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Even though aerosol cans are easily recyclable, 66% of Australians aren't sure what to do with them. This is just one of the surprise findings in Planet Ark's Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers report.

Know the Facts

Date: 10-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Even though aerosol cans are easily recyclable, 66% of Australians aren't sure what to do with them. This is just one of the surprise findings in Planet Ark's Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers report.

Yes You Can

Date: 09-Nov-14
Author: Brad Gray
Almost one in three Australians are unsure what to do with used aerosol cans even though they are easily recyclable. This confusion is resulting in many of the 250 million cans used each year going to landfill.

Sorting It Out

Date: 08-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
What happens to your recycling after it's collected from your kerbside? How are the different materials separated? Councils around the country are lifting the lid on the contents of residents' recycling bins with tours of material recovery facilities for National Recycling Week.

Swap Til You Drop

Date: 07-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
How many items of clothes do you have in your wardrobe that never get worn? Or books, bags or games you no longer want but can't bear to throw in the bin? Then maybe what you need is to find a swap party so you can give away unwanted items and pick up other ones for free.

Wooden chopping boards up for grabs

Date: 07-Nov-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Planet Ark has 6 wooden chopping boards up for grabs

The Secret of Your Success

Date: 06-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you have a 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box in your workplace you're already ahead of the pack for at least two of the recycling secrets. You 'Take It To Work' and 'Think Outside The Bin.' But what other secrets can be revealed for your workplace?

Councils Paving a Green-Toner Future

Date: 05-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
TonerPaveĀ® is the next generation in sustainable asphalt being made from the toner from printer cartridges recycled through the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.

NSW EPA Limits Waste Haulage to Queensland

Date: 05-Nov-14
Author: Brad Gray
NSW waste transporters will face a number of new measures designed to prevent waste being sent to Queensland landfills including a "proximity principle" which means that it will be an offence to transport waste more than 150 kilometres by road from where it is generated.

Call for Abstracts for Coffs Harbour Waste Conference

Date: 29-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The call for abstracts is now open for Waste 2015, the Coffs Harbour Waste Conference, set for May 2015. The Coffs Harbour Waste Conference is the leading conference for the waste management industry in Australia and is the only conference endorsed by the WMAA.

How to (nicely) tell your neighbours 'Don't Bag It'

Date: 28-Oct-14
Author: Brad Gray
Do you get annoyed when you see recycling in plastic bags? New research shows that lots of people who put their recycling in the bin in a bag genuinely think the items will be recycled. Unfortunately they're wrong, recycling in plastic bags ends up in landfill. We've produce a friendly message you can print off (or send) to let your neighbours (or family and friends) know why recycling in bags is a big no no!

Zero Waste Audit Results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Program Partner

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Close the Loop audit results are in! Find out how our Resource Recovery Partner went...

 

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