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Latest Stories

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.

Resource Recovery Entrepreneur Recognised

Date: 17-Oct-11
Author: Steve Morriss, the founder and Executive Director of Close the Loop, the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' resource recovery partner, has been recognised in the 2011 Ernst & Young.

Make It Wood - a growing answer to climate change

Date: 17-Oct-11
Author: Chris Philpot
The Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good campaign promotes the increased use of certified, responsibly sourced wood as a building material. Wood is unique amongst building materials in that it stores carbon when used in the construction of homes and buildings as flooring, furniture and decking. Up to 50% of wood's dry weight is made up of carbon.

Wood - A Growing Answer to Climate Change

Date: 17-Oct-11
Author: Lucy Band
A new consumer awareness campaign by Planet Ark is encouraging people to see wood for its environmental benefits.

Book now to attend FSC Breakfast Event

Date: 11-Oct-11
Author: Chris Philpot
Come along to FSC's Breakfast Event on 18 October from 8AM - 9:30AM Open to all but bookings are essential for catering purposes. Speakers: Natalie Reynolds - Acting CEO, FSC Australia Nick Capobianco - Director, Green Marketing Concepts and Auditor, SCS Cheryl Speechley - Environment Manager, Tetra Pak Oceania

GS Yuasa EV Battery Joint Venture To Hike Output

Date: 07-Oct-11
Author: A joint venture between Japan's GS Yuasa Corp, Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Motors Corp will boost the world's production of lithium ion batteries, used in electric cars.

Planet Ark gives thumbs up to new Carbon Trust carbon footprinting options for Australian companies

Date: 07-Oct-11
Author: Lucy Band
Planet Ark welcomes an announcement from the UK Carbon Trust that it is the first organisation to offer certification to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Lifecycle Standard for product carbon footprints.


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