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Latest Stories

Disposing of Disposable Plastic in Delhi

Date: 16-Feb-17
Author: Carol Warwick
India has announced a ban on all forms of disposable plastic across the capital Delhi. The ban came into effect 1 January 2017 and single-use items including plastic cups, bags, plates, and cutlery are now prohibited in the National Capital Territory area.

Australia's Tallest Engineered Timber Building to be Built in Brisbane

Date: 15-Feb-17
Author: David Rowlinson
A high-performance commercial building and the tallest engineered timber building in the country is set to be built in the Brisbane Showgrounds development. The 52-metre-high tower will have the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide.

Green is The Colour of Love - For the Planet

Date: 13-Feb-17
Author: Claire Bell
Show your special someone and the planet that your heart is green this Valentine's Day. We have some heart-warming ideas we think you'll want to try every day!

Solar and Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels in More Than 30 Countries

Date: 07-Feb-17
Author: Laura Chalk
A recent World Economic Forum report reveals that in 2016 solar power became the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time.

Pilot Flies 500 Miles On 10 Per Cent Plastic Waste Fuel

Date: 07-Feb-17
Author: Alicia Jooste
Environment groups On Wings of Waste completed a flight from Sydney to Melbourne using a combination of fuel made from plastic waste pollutant and jet A1 fuel.

Approval to Shred Massive Tyre Stockpile in Tasmania

Date: 07-Feb-17
Author: Brad Gray
A massive pile of more than a million used tyres stockpiled in Norther Tasmania is finally facing the shredder.

Manchester's Tree Change: From an Industrial to a Green Revolution

Date: 07-Feb-17
Author: Claire Bell
Manchester is leading the way for UK cities with a plan to plant three million trees, taking the city from a past of industrial grey to a future of vibrant green.

Waste & Resource Recovery Facilities Workshops

Date: 07-Feb-17
Author: Claire Bell
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW has announced another round of workshops aimed at providing training for workers in the waste management industry.

Confessions of a Lazy Car Driver

Date: 30-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
Being without a car for a few weeks forced Planet Ark staff member, Claire, to change some of her lazy driving habits and make some positive changes to her every day actions.

Five Ways to Keep Your School Routine Green

Date: 30-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
The start of the school year is upon us and for many the year ahead is all about getting into good habits for the kids and as a family. So it's a great time to build in some every day 'green' habits that are simple and easy yet can make a big difference.

Queensland Councils Join the Wood Encouragement Movement

Date: 26-Jan-17
Author: David Rowlinson
Fraser Coast Council has become the first local council in Queensland to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy, the focus of which is to ensure wood is considered for the initial stages of public building projects. At its meeting on 18 January the Council voted unanimously to adopt the policy.

Sticky Fruit Labels Get The Laser Treatment

Date: 26-Jan-17
Author: Claire Bell
Could laser labels mark the end of stickers on fruit and veg? It's a real possibility with a joint venture between a Dutch supplier and Swedish supermarket.


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