Industry News

  • 28th May 15 12:00 AM

    28 Million Reasons To Be Proud

    We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began! So what does this mean for the environment?

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  • 28th May 15 12:00 AM

    Waste Not, Want Not

    "When I first started out in the waste and recycling industry, I, like most Aussies, thought it was all pretty simple," say Ryan Collins, Recycling Programs Manager. "Household packaging goes in the recycling bin and almost everything else goes in the general waste."It turns out there is a lot more to waste than that.

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  • 28th May 15 12:00 AM

    Dabbling in DIY

    "As a new homeowner, I like to dabble in a bit of DIY. And my little son is always there to offer a helping hand," says Chris Philpot, our Paper and Wood Campaign Manager.

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  • 28th May 15 12:00 AM

    E-Waste Busters

    Each year, we at Planet Ark receive thousands of enquiries from Australians wanting to know how they can recycle their e-waste. Is there a pick up service? Can I put my TV on the street? What about DVD players, are they accepted? Well, we're here to answer those questions and bust a few of myths so you know exactly what to do with your old electronics.

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  • 28th May 15 12:00 AM

    Identifying Asbestos

    During much of the 20th century, asbestos was considered a wonder-product and helped improve the performance of building materials, but would you know what to do if you found it in your house today?

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  • 27th May 15 12:00 AM

    28 Million Reasons To Be Proud

    We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began! So what does this mean for the environment?

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  • 26th May 15 12:00 AM

    28 Million Reasons To Be Proud

    We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began! So what does this mean for the environment?

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  • 25th May 15 12:00 AM

    AAEE Environmental Educator of the Year Award Nominations Open

    AAEE Environmental Educator of the Year Award 2015 nominations close 25 July 2015. Each Chapter is encouraged to nominate a member who has achieved significant outcomes within their groups work in support of Education for Sustainability. Visit the Environmental Awards page under About Us to download the nomination form.

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  • 25th May 15 12:00 AM

    50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

    If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!

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  • 25th May 15 12:00 AM

    Australia to increase supply of timber for skyscrapers

    If you were told that wood could be used to build skyscrapers would you think it was crazy! Well, it's true - a new type of engineered wood, called cross-laminated timber (CLT) has the ability to replace concrete and steel providing a whole range of benefits.

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  • 25th May 15 12:00 AM

    Turning Toner to Tarmac in Sydney

    Channel 7 News recently reported on the innovation of TonerPave, a road base made with recycled toner from 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. You can check it out here.

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  • 22nd May 15 12:00 AM

    His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge leads wildlife talks at IUCN

    IUCN was deeply honoured to host His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge as he convened a meeting of United for Wildlife (UfW) at IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, on Monday 18 May to discuss global cooperation in tackling the illegal wildlife trade. United for Wildlife is a collaboration led by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in conjunction with seven partner conservation organisations, including IUCN, all joining forces to tackle wildlife crime.

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  • 22nd May 15 12:00 AM

    50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

    If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!

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  • 21st May 15 12:00 AM

    50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

    If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!

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  • 20th May 15 12:00 AM

    All species great and small must be preserved

    The paper, “The Importance and Benefits of Species”, released today in the journal Current Biology, advocates a conservation philosophy that all species are important, no matter their direct use by humans, apparent value, intelligence or attractiveness. The default setting for our relationship to all species on Earth should be “Conservation”, not trying to develop arguments for why a species should be saved through its current perceived usefulness to humans.

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  • 20th May 15 12:00 AM

    Schools Can Win

    Planet Ark has teamed up with Officeworks to give schools a chance to win a garden bed and 200 rulers made from recycled cartridges.

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  • 20th May 15 12:00 AM

    Your Fashion Footprint

    With fashion flying all over the place, it's a great time to think about your wardrobe. What's in there? What can you reuse, recycle or donate and where are the best places to take them?

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  • 20th May 15 12:00 AM

    One house, four tonnes of recycling

    If your household is like most Australian homes you recycle diligently. But how much do you think you could recycle in one four-hour period?

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  • 18th May 15 12:00 AM

    Greening Africa’s growth corridors could contribute to global Sustainable Development Goals, says IUCN

    Nairobi, Kenya – Building inclusive, resilient, green growth corridors is one way African countries can ensure their ambitious economic agendas support the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said IUCN at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) regional meeting held here 13-14 May.

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  • 15th May 15 12:00 AM

    IUCN recommends action for natural World Heritage in danger

    Key recommendations by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, on new and threatened natural World Heritage sites are released today ahead of the World Heritage Committee meeting which takes place in Bonn, Germany from 28 June to 8 July. IUCN recommends that Colombia’s Los Katíos be withdrawn from ‘in-danger’ status. It also recommends inscription for a new site in Jamaica and major extensions to two listed sites in Viet Nam and South Africa. A second batch of reports is due at the end of May.

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