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Latest Stories

Changing Batteries

Date: 12-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
We use batteries almost every day; in TV remotes, smoke alarms, watches, mobile phones, computers and children's toys. However, even though batteries are recyclable, around 8,000 tonnes or 97 per cent end up in landfill each year.

Canon Living Wall

Date: 09-Feb-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Having plants in the workplace helps workers recover from stress and tiredness, reduces the presence of air-bourn bacteria and increases productivity and creativity. And, with a little bit of ingenuity, the folks at Canon Australia are growing plants in a living wall made out of recycled printer cartridges.

Onto A Winner

Date: 09-Feb-15
Author: Brad Gray
The awards have been flowing in for people associated with the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. Celebrity ambassador, Layne Beachley, was was recognised with an Order of Australia and Close the Loop's Director and Founder, Steve Morriss, was honored by his peers for his leadership.

Is Your Business Throwing Money Away With Your Food Waste?

Date: 09-Feb-15
Author: Claire Grant
Did you know restaurants and cafes throw away nearly a quarter of the food they buy for their business? Take the opportunity to be part of some new research aiming to reduce waste, save money and help the environment.

Free Your Business of E-waste!

Date: 06-Feb-15
Author: Claire Grant
Is e-waste taking up too much space in your office? Find out how to go e-waste free at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne.

PREP For Better Recycling

Date: 05-Feb-15
Author: Janet Sparrow
How often have you stood in the supermarket aisle or at the bin at home wondering whether an item of packaging is recyclable?

Don't Be Short-sighted - We Need Nature To Thrive

Date: 28-Jan-15
New research cited in the Sydney Morning Herald shows the world is facing a rapidly growing incidence of myopia (or short-sightedness). But there is one simple remedy - "Spending 14 hours or more time outdoors per week can reduce myopia by up to one third."

Planet Ark Ambassadors Honoured

Date: 28-Jan-15
Author: Brad Gray
In this week's Australia Day Awards two of Planet Ark's ambassadors - Layne Beachley and Jackie French - have been recognised for their contribution to Australia.

Five Million Each and Counting

Date: 27-Jan-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Picture this: five million printer cartridges could fill approximately ten Olympic Pools or cover Bondi Beach two and a half times! Making this achievement of two of 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark's' long-term collection partners so impressive.

How your esky can help you recycle

Date: 27-Jan-15
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's a great time of year for getting outdoors, but when you've got bags of rubbish and nowhere to put them - how do you manage to recycle? Here are some tips from the campsite to help you recycle with limited options.

Keeping Cool

Date: 27-Jan-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Aussies are no strangers to scorching hot summers, but with 2014 named as the hottest year on record, we need to find ways to keep cool that don't depend upon expensive and environmentally damaging air conditioners.

Making Better Choices

Date: 31-Dec-14
Author: Brad Gray
Being a conscientious consumer can be demanding. That's why Planet Ark Endorses a range of products to make it easier for you to choose.


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