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Latest Stories

Beautiful Blooming Garden award goes to...

Date: 27-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
As part of Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day and the generous support of our friends at Bunnings, Manly Village Public School took part in their first ever planting starting 12 garden beds and vegie patches. The garden has flourished over the last 4 months and they have just won Manly Council's 'Beautiful Blooming Garden' Award for Best Community/School Garden!

Files rescued for recycling

Date: 26-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
For National Recycling Week, workplaces, councils and schools held Friday File Flings to turn their unused files back into a valuable resource while decluttering the office! Find out what we collectively achieved...

Recycling wooden pallets creates jobs

Date: 19-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
For every 10,000 tonnes of waste recycled, there are 9.2 jobs created as opposed to 2.8 jobs for the same amount of material sent to landfill. Read on...

Who were the 2013 VIC ResourceSmart Schools winners?

Date: 18-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Winners shared in $40,000 worth of cash and prizes at the Victorian ResourceSmart School Awards 2013. Find out who won...

Food For the Environment

Date: 17-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australian households throw away 4.5 million tonnes of food every year or enough to fill more than 450,000 garbage trucks. But food waste is the new frontier in recycling with the options of turning it into energy and valuable fertiliser growing rapidly.

Soft Plastic Going Down Down

Date: 16-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australians dispose of around 300,000 tonnes of flexible or soft plastics every year. A new program being run though selected Coles stores has recycled more than a million units (bags and packets) a week in its first year of operation.

NSW Waste Less Recycle More grants now open

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The largest waste and recycling funding program in Australia has announced the first round of grants.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Blitzes 2013 Target

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Over 23 million printer cartridges have been recycled since the program began! Find out how it benefits the environment and how to join this recycling revolution.

Recycling wooden pallets creates jobs

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Chris Philpot
For every 10,000 tonnes of waste recycled, there are 9.2 jobs created as opposed to 2.8 jobs for the same amount of material sent to landfill.

Flinging Old Files For Fun

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Every tonne of office paper that is recycled saves enough energy to run 1.5 homes for a month so Australian workplaces are being urged to host an office fling on Friday 15th November.

Charging Up Battery Recycling

Date: 14-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australians use about 345 million handheld batteries each year, but only 4% are recycled. By making it easy and accessible ALDI's new recycling program has recycled 28 tonnes of batteries in its first year of operation.

Upcycling wooden pallets

Date: 13-Nov-13
Author: Chris Philpot
Each year in Victoria 600,000 tonnes of wooden pallets are disposed of to landfill. This is enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1½ times.


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