Industry News

  • 26th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Innovative approaches to tackling wildlife crime on the frontlines

    Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg 26-28 February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs.

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  • 26th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Creative Composting

    Food waste makes up over one-third of household waste and when it ends up in landfill it creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

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  • 26th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Grounds to Celebrate - Volunteer as a Site Coordinator

    It's time to celebrate 20 years of success! Since National Tree Day began in 1996, more than 3.5 million people have helped to plant and care for 21 million trees.

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  • 26th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Clean Clothes for Sensitive Souls

    The list of ingredients in common washing powders can read like a recipe of synthetic chemicals. It's easy to see how some products can trigger allergic reactions in both adults and children and cause harm to the environment as well.

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  • 25th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Could Plants Be The Key To Improving Employee Motivation?

    It has been common knowledge for some time now that access to the natural elements improves wellbeing. In 2014, Planet Ark released research on how plants enhance employee motivation and productivity and now a new report by sustainability experts Interface and organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper further reinforce these findings.

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  • 20th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Mounting pressure for marine protection

    IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world.

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  • 20th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Recycled in Australia

    Think about how much paper passes though your hands each year at work. How much of it is recycled?

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  • 18th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

    BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa. 

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  • 16th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Bear Grylls' Children's Manifesto

    TV survivalist and father of three sons, Bear Grylls, wants to see computer games banned, troubled teenagers compelled to climb mountains and mandatory community service brought in for all, as part of a "manifesto" to save the next generation.

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  • 12th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Changing Batteries

    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.

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  • 12th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Changing Batteries

    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.

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  • 10th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Over €6 million boost for nature conservation in European Overseas Countries and Territories

    There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN. 

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  • 9th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Is Your Business Throwing Money Away With Your Food Waste?

    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.

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  • 9th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Best Year Yet

    2014 was the biggest year yet 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?

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  • 9th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Canon Living Wall

    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.

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  • 9th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Onto A Winner

    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.

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  • 6th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Free Your Business of E-waste!

    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.

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  • 5th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Trees and Health

    Trees have a positive effect on people's health. Learn more about how green spaces have benefits to public health and wellbeing.

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  • 5th Feb 15 12:00 AM

    PREP For Better Recycling

    How often have you stood in the supermarket aisle or at the bin at home wondering whether an item of packaging is recyclable?

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  • 3rd Feb 15 12:00 AM

    Feedback needed by February 2. ITCC Proposed Rules Revisions

    The ITCC Rules Committee has completed this year's review. The proposed revisions are posted for public review and feedback. View the proposed changes and submit feedback by Feb 2.

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