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Recycle Your Mobile Phone Securely

Date: 09-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
New research conducted by the mobile phone industry's official recycling program, MobileMuster, has revealed that 76 per cent of Australians would feel more confident recycling their old mobiles if they knew how to delete or save the data stored on them*.

Choosing the Right Recycler

Date: 08-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
Ensuring your waste is recycled correctly and legally can be as easy as asking a recycler the right questions. Check out our guide for 'Choosing the Right Recycler.'

University opens 'greenest' building to advance sustainability research and innovation

Date: 07-Nov-11
Author: Chris Philpot
The University of British Columbia has opened the most sustainable building in North America. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)is constructed primarily of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.'s largest source of carbon emissions). Its wood structure locks in more than 500 tonnes of carbon, offsetting the GHG emissions that resulted from the use of other non-renewable construction materials in the building such as cement, steel and aluminum.

Get Ready To Fling

Date: 04-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
With over 40 businesses registered, the Friday File Fling is in full swing! Find out who is participating and how your business can get involved - it's not too late.

Round Up Your Old Mobiles - It's Free and Easy

Date: 03-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program and MobileMuster have teamed up to help you, your colleagues and your workplace recycle your printer cartridges and mobile phones in one easy step.

Choosing the Right Recycler

Date: 03-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
Ensuring your waste is recycled correctly and legally can be as easy as asking a recycler the right questions. Check out our guide for 'Choosing the Right Recycler.'

Choosing the Right Recycler

Date: 03-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
Ensuring your waste is recycled correctly and legally can be as easy as asking a recycler the right questions. Check out our guide for 'Choosing the Right Recycler.'

Round Up Your Old Mobiles - It's Free and Easy

Date: 03-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program and MobileMuster have teamed up to help you, your colleagues and your workplace recycle your printer cartridges and mobile phones in one easy step. Read on ...

ACT's ban on plastic bags starts today

Date: 01-Nov-11
Author: Zhi Yan
After a 4-month roll-out period, the ACT's ban on plastic bags is now in effect.

2011 Australian Timber Design Awards winners announced!

Date: 27-Oct-11
Author: Chris Philpot
The winners of the 2011 Australian Timber Design Awards have been announced! The grand prize went to Circa Morris-Nunn Walker for Saffire, a lavish 20 suite resort overlooking Great Oyster Bay, Tasmania.

This Pen Used to be an Inkjet

Date: 26-Oct-11
Author: Lucy Band
90% of the new Enviroliner pen - including the ink - is made from used Inkjet cartridges. This new pen is turning waste materials into a valuable resource.

Recycled wood is beautiful and stores carbon indefinitely

Date: 25-Oct-11
Author: Chris Philpot
Wood can be recycled from all sorts of places for example, reclaimed shipping crates, pallets and scrap. By using recycled wood its life is extended so there is no need to use newly sourced wood. In addition recycled wood continues to store the carbon indefinitely. After decades or even centuries of use, wood buildings can be easily adapted or deconstructed and reused.

 

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