Industry News

  • 28th Jan 15 12:00 AM

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

    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."

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  • 28th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    Planet Ark Ambassadors Honoured

    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.

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  • 27th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    Five Million Each and Counting

    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.

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  • 27th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    Leave Nothing But Footprints

    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.

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  • 27th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    Keeping Cool

    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.

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  • 26th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    At last some good news for the high seas: Progress towards a legally-binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

    In the early hours of a snowy Saturday morning in New York, United Nations delegates took a historic step towards safeguarding the global ocean commons. Government representatives at a UN meeting agreed to launch a formal preparatory process for a global and legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction.

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  • 13th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    Inger Andersen takes up her duties as IUCN Director General

    This week IUCN extends a warm welcome to Inger Andersen as she takes on her new role as Director General.

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  • 12th Jan 15 12:00 AM

    Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

    A development scenario involving reduced meat consumption and crop waste, as well as less energy-intensive lifestyles can help us reach global development goals while also protecting biodiversity, according to a new study.

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  • 31st Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Making Better Choices

    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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  • 16th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Aluminium Stewardship Initiative unveils new global standard for sustainability

    Leaders from the aluminium sector today unveiled a new comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. 

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  • 15th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Recycle Your Mobiles and Help The Salvos

    Throughout December and January if you recycle your old mobiles and accessories at any of MobileMuster's collection points across Australia, MobileMuster will give $2 to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for every kilo they collect.

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  • 15th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Recycle Your Mobiles and Help The Salvos

    Throughout December and January if you recycle your old mobiles and accessories at any of MobileMuster's collection points across Australia, MobileMuster will give $2 to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for every kilo they collect.

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  • 11th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Feedback requested for NUCFAC 10-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan

    The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) requests that its Urban and Community Forestry Partners join the planning effort in developing the next 10-year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). Comments must be submitted by December 19.

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  • 9th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Peru commits to mainstream gender equality into climate policy

    On Gender Day at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), host country Peru pledges a gender-responsive climate change action plan.

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  • 9th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Underestimating the ocean: new evidence from IUCN highlights the carbon-regulating capacity of the ocean

    Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2014 – Protecting key carbon-absorbing areas of the ocean and conserving fish and krill stocks are critical for tackling climate change. This is one of the findings of a report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in which top marine scientists describe how atmospheric carbon is captured, stored and moves in the ocean.

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  • 9th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Fantastic File Flinging Achievements

    For National Recycling Week, workplaces, councils and schools held Friday File Flings to turn their unused files back into a valuable resource while decluttering the office! Find out the fantastic achievements.

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  • 7th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe lanzan la Iniciativa 20x20 para restaurar 20 millones de hectáreas de tierra degradada

    La Iniciativa 20x20 reúne compromisos nacionales y regionales y US$365 millones en financiamiento privado para restaurar bosques y ecosistemas, mejorar la productividad agrícola y reducir la pobreza

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  • 4th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Give Your Old Tech a New Life

    Are you giving, or expecting to get, a new gadget for Christmas? Unwrapping the latest smartphone or tablet might provide a short-term high, but with more active SIM cards on the planet than people, it comes with an environmental impact[i]. There are a number of ways to reduce that impact, either give your old device to someone else (if it's working) or recycle it though a reputable program. Find out more...

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  • 4th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    Green With Energy

    Most Australians would agree that they could be doing more to reduce their carbon footprint. At a time when many of the large energy companies oppose the renewable energy target, consumers in Victoria have the power to control their energy source, switch to a greener energy provider and even save money. Find out more...

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  • 4th Dec 14 12:00 AM

    12 Do's for a Greener Christmas

    Unwrapping a new gadget might provide a short-term high, but with more active SIM cards on the planet than people, it comes with an environmental impact . Global sales figures for smartphones, tablets and PCs, are projected to reach 2.4 billion devices for 2014, and that figure is tipped to grow into next year.

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