Industry News

  • 29th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Cement giant vows to respect World Heritage in joint effort with IUCN and UNESCO

    Building materials company CEMEX has committed to staying out of World Heritage sites and to building awareness of the need to protect them, following a collaboration with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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  • 27th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Reimagining Rubbish as a Resource

    As awareness grows that our current rates of consumption and waste are unsustainable, necessity will drive the move towards a zero waste approach. To make the shift we need to innovate and think of waste materials as a resource. So how do we do that? What role do extended producer responsibility programs have? And are we ready?

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  • 26th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    57m Tall Timber Building Wins Competition In France

    See how this 57m tall timber building will give more visibility to low carbon, timber construction and the practical time-saving measures they provide.

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  • 22nd Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Selfie Challenge - #WhatsNotToLove

    "It's easy to use, good for the environment and free of charge. What's not to love?" That's how one participant described 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. So we've created the Selfie Challenge with the hashtag #WhatsNotToLove and are asking you to show us you love recycling cartridges. Take a photo, tag us and share it to win one of three $200 Biome gift certificates, plus more. Simple! Find out more...

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  • 21st Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Coffee Go-Ground

    Do you start your day unable to mutter much aside from the word 'coffee'? Australians drink 6 billion cups of coffee a year, so to coincide with a new report about how to deal with coffee ground waste we've put together some times on ways to make your daily hit (or hits) more sustainable.

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  • 20th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Working Together To Reduce Food Waste

    A waste assessment by the NSW EPA's Bin Trim program gave the Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre a picture of what waste the tenants were generating and what opportunities there were to reduce waste. With centre management, retailers, the council and NSW EPA working together, a massive 25 tonnes of food waste per month is being diverted from landfill.

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  • 18th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Fashionable Questions - Who Made Your Clothes and Where Do They End Up?

    Fashion Revolution Week, April 18-24, is a global movement that starts with the question "Who made my clothes?" and advocates for greater transparency, traceability and environmental responsibility in the fashion supply chain. We're also encouraging you to ask where your clothes end up at the end of their life.

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  • 18th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Reducing Waste and Costs for Business Happiness

    The NSW EPA's free Bin Trim program helped The Friendly Grocery in Waitara to reduce its waste costs by one-third, saving the business over $2,000 a year. Check out how it became a greener grocer.

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  • 15th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Compacting Waste Costs By 50%

    Modern Tiles Erina struggled to get all of their waste into a skip bin each week. But a free visit from a NSW EPA Bin Trim Assessor helped them introduce an onsite compactor that has reduced their overall waste costs by 50%. Check out why it's the "modern" thing to do.

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  • 14th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    What Happens To Your Cartridges?

    Our collection partner Officeworks have created a new video that shows you what happens to your printer cartridges after you drop them off for recycling. Take a short trip around the circular economy...

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  • 13th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Which Planet Ark Ambassador is Flooring 'Em?

    Since early 2015 James Treble, the talented interior designer on Channel Ten's The Living Room, has exuberantly acted as an ambassador for Planet Ark. He's emceed events for our Make it Wood campaign and voiced radio ads for our BusinessRecycling and 12 DOs of Christmas campaigns. This week he launched The James Treble Collection of rugs, ottomans and cushions that focus on style that is sustainable and ethical.

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  • 11th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    COMPETITION: Win the Seed Hunter DVD

    Seed Hunter is a highly entertaining documentary about a topic that's vital for the future of the planet - finding the little seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis - a global food shortage. Thanks to 360 Degree Films, AAEE is giving away a copy of the Seed Hunter documentary on […]

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  • 11th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Read the Latest issue of ozEEnews

    The March Issue #134 of ozEEnews is now out. In this issue, we get familiar with the International Year of Pulses and take a closer look at why pulses are so good (P4), pulses in early learning (P8) and how you can use them. Further details of the AAEE Biennial Conference 2016 are also announced. Read […]

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  • 11th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    AAEE Conference: Registrations Open!

    The AAEE2016 Conference Registration is now open! Visit the conference website to register online, aaee2016.com

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  • 11th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    AJEE Latest Issue Out

    A new issue of Australian Journal of Environmental Education is available on Cambridge Journals Online. Published Online on 17th March 2016 Table of Contents - Volume 32 - Special Issue 01 (18th AAEE Biennial Conference - Sustainability, Smart Strategies for the 21st Century) - March 2016 To view, make sure you're logged in on this […]

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  • 11th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    AAEE Biennial Conference 2016: Adelaide

    REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! Register online at aaee2016.com and complete the Expression of Interest form to be added to the mailing list. Tomorrow Making, Our Present to the Future The 19th AAEE Biennial Conference is officially underway! The Conference will be held from 5-7 October 2016 at Adelaide High School in Adelaide, South Australia. How do we build the resilience and optimism of the next generation […]

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  • 11th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Maleny Wood Expo 20th Anniversary

    Maleny Wood Expo is designed to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans. The Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia. Join them for three days of clean country family fun at the beautiful Maleny Showgrounds. The expo is hosted by Barung Landcare, a not-for-profit community group. Any surplus from the event goes towards keeping the Barung Landcare office open for the wider community, on-ground environmental projects, and landholder environment education - all of which results in restoring and enhancing the natural…

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  • 8th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Read our 2015 Annual Review

    Read our online 2015 Annual Review

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  • 6th Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Concerns over scale of threats to natural World Heritage confirmed by new report

    Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by industrial activities, according to a new report drawing heavily on data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Heritage Outlook.

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  • 1st Apr 16 12:00 AM

    Does Timber High-Rise Equal High Risk?

    Much of our building code has evolved from the Great Fire of London. The fire that wiped out 80 per cent of the city in 1666 led to the London Building Act of 1667 - the first that enabled surveyors to enforce its regulations. It laid down that all houses were to be built in brick or stone, with the number of storeys and width of walls carefully specified. Three-hundred-and-fifty years later, we still see construction above three storeys as risky business. But is it? Tony Arnel, global director of sustainability at Norman Disney & Young, says it's…

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