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Latest Stories

How Does Laundry Powder Help Trees Grow?

Date: 30-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Since 2008, Aware Environmental Solutions, have contributed over $750,000 towards Planet Ark's campaigns = more trees and better recycling.

Inspirational teachers share their story on improving student performance (CPD points)

Date: 27-May-16
Author: Hasmukh Chand
On the 16th June, Planet Ark and Cool Australia hosted their very popular Grounds for Learning Webinar. Our wonderful panel shared their Schools Tree Day stories. You can hear their inspirational stories below.

Wood First Policy in Tasmania

Date: 27-May-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Tasmania has announced it will be the first state in Australia to adopt a wood encouragement policy, which requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered as the first-choice construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects.

World's Tallest Mass Timber Building Is Underway In Vancouver

Date: 20-May-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Construction of the world's tallest mass timber building is underway in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 2,563 tonnes, equivalent to taking 630 cars from the road.

Thank You For Your Feedback

Date: 19-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The winner of a new tablet for completing the BusinessRecycling user survey has been drawn. Mark Delany of QLD was the lucky recipient of a tablet of his choice. If you'd still like to provide feedback about the website or hotline you have until 9am Monday 23rd May 2016.

NSW Resource Recovery Grants Now Open

Date: 16-May-16
Author: Claire Bell
Applications are invited for Round 3 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program and Round 2 of the Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management grants program. Delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, these programs aim to increase recycling of household, business and problem waste.

Who Made the Top Ten Cartridge Recyclers

Date: 12-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
2015 was another great year for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to the top ten returners. Were you one of them?

Cash For Containers In NSW - It Pays To Recycle

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Containers in NSW will be worth 10 cents a pop from July 2017, ensuring our parks, beaches and streets will be cleaner

Check out the top 10 Cartridge Recyclers

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
2015 was another great yeart for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to top the ten returners. Were you one of them?

Mother's Day green gift ideas

Date: 06-May-16
Author: Sara McGregor
Is your mum over cliched, useless gifts? Here are some ideas that won't break the bank or the planet...

Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Industry Update

Date: 05-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
An afternoon program of Industry Updates followed by a dinner with guest speaker.

Going Bananas About Waste

Date: 05-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Coffs Harbour plays host to a national Waste Conference each year so they love going bananas about waste. A great example of this is the Big Banana Fun Park which diverts over 22 tonnes of waste from landfill a year - the equivalent of 36 medium-sized cars! Find out how they did it using the NSW EPA's Bin Trim program.


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