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Interim Agreement on Tasmanian Forest Wood Supply and Conservation

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
After long and often difficult talks, environment and forestry groups in Tasmania have developed an 'Interim Agreement for Tasmanian Forests'. Read more

Time To Lift The Standard

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) has been criticised for not providing strong enough environmental controls. Like all Australian Standards it is regularly reviewed with the opportunity for concerned groups and individuals to contribute to its strengthening and improvement. The Standard is now under review and open for public comment. Now is the opportunity to have your say and provide constructive feedback. Find out more...

Secret Carbon Storage

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
With half of the dry weight of wood being carbon, most Aussie homes are secretly storing the stuff away without residents even being aware of it. Planet Ark asked visitors to the Melbourne Homeshow to tell us what wood they had around the house. Find out what they said...

Forte reaches new heights

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
What has 34,000 screws, 5,500 angle brackets, 759 cross laminate timber (CLT) panels, 485 tonnes of timber and will reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by more than 1,400 tonnes when compared to concrete and steel? Read more....

Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches 65 Percent

Date: 31-Aug-12
Author: Zo Zhou
The US finally catches up with Australia - and Aluminum cans are now officially the world's most recycled beverage container, according to new statistics released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and the Institute of Scrap Recycling.

Extra Extra newsprint recycling efforts in Australia lead the world

Date: 24-Aug-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Australia has come out ahead in its recovery and recycling rate for newsprint for 2012, keeping with a steadily high trend set in the last two years. According to an annual report from the Publishers' National Environment Bureau, 77.7% of all Australian newsprint was recovered compared to the average 70.0% recycling rate for newsprint in Europe.

Extra Extra newsprint recycling efforts in Australia lead the world

Date: 23-Aug-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Australia has come out ahead in its recovery and recycling rate for newsprint for 2012, keeping with a steadily high trend set in the last two years. According to an annual report from the Publishers' National Environment Bureau, 77.7% of all Australian newsprint was recovered compared to the average 70.0% recycling rate for newsprint in Europe.

Extra Extra newsprint recycling efforts in Australia lead the world

Date: 23-Aug-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Australia has come out ahead in its recovery and recycling rate for newsprint for 2012, keeping with a steadily high trend set in the last two years. According to an annual report from the Publishers' National Environment Bureau, 77.7% of all Australian newsprint was recovered compared to the average 70.0% recycling rate for newsprint in Europe.

Vote for the 'Three Little Pigs'

Date: 20-Aug-12
Author: Chris Philpot
We all remember the fairy tale 'The Three Little Pigs' but probably don't realise that they would all be much safer in today's world. Building from responsibly sourced wood is much stronger than twigs and also stores more carbon. Find out more...

Forte building on ABC News

Date: 20-Aug-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Check out the Forte Building in Melbourne on the ABC News

Invitation to WCRA NSW Breakfast

Date: 17-Aug-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW are organising the 'Breakfast That Means Business' event in Lidcombe, NSW with presentations from Transport for NSW and the Environment Protection Authority NSW

ACCC Webinar to Address Carbon Price Concerns

Date: 02-Aug-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Small businesses that are concerned about their obligations and rights in relation to carbon price claims have the opportunity to have their questions answered at an online information session run by the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC).

 

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