Industry News

  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    How Much Is Nature Worth?

    How much money are Australian workers prepared to give up to have greater contact with nature at work? How do indoor plants affect productivity? What do they do for air quality? How many workers can't see the sky or a single potted plant from their workstation? All of these questions are answered in Planet Ark's new report titled Valuing Trees - What is Nature Worth? - launched in the run up to National Tree Day.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Recycling Contracts Cleared Up

    Workplaces come in all sizes so your waste and recycling service should fit your specific needs. A good contract can achieve some great outcomes like reducing costs, increasing recycling and improving amenity. Our waste and recycling contract guides will help you find the most appropriate service for your workplace.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Aussie, Recycled and Certified

    Office paper is probably the most recycled material in Australian workplaces. But when it comes to using recycled office paper things aren't so good. Less than one in six reams of paper bought include any recycled content. There are three things for you, or your purchasing manager, should look for to make the right paper choice.

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  • 18th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Rotorua Council to Adopt NZ's first 'Wood First' policy

    Rotorua District Council (RDC) will be the first local authority in New Zealand to adopt a 'Wood First' Policy.

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  • 18th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Trees For Life South Australia are offering planting kits

    South Australian environmental organisation, Trees For Life (TFL), is asking residents to get down to one of 116 Foodland stores and buy a National Tree Day planting kits for just $1.

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  • 17th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Free D.I.Y. 'How to Plant A Tree' Workshops at Bunnings Stores for Tree Day

    Bunnings Wharehouse stores across the country (excluding South Australia) will be offering workshops on how to plant, care and maintain native trees the weekend of Tree Day (26 -27 July). Kids with little green thumbs will learn to plant and decorate gardening pots with recycled materials.

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Extending Responsibility: RecyclingNearYou Report Released

    What is the hot button issue for Australians seeking recycling services? This report highlights the individuals or groups taking responsibility for recycling particular materials and is a powerful indicator of the types of options being sought by Australians.

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  • 3rd Jul 14 12:00 AM

    We've Hit 25 Million!

    May's monster month of collections was the biggest ever for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. On top of that we've just hit 25 million cartridges recycled since the program began. Find out what this milestone means for the environment.

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  • 2nd Jul 14 12:00 AM

    From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

    With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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  • 1st Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Nature Kids - Movie Screening held at Surry Hills in Sydney.

    Nature Kids is an enlightening documentary about the connection between kids and nature, and the positive effects of children playing in and learning about nature.

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  • 24th Jun 14 12:00 AM

    Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services

    The conclusions of a new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees.

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  • 24th Jun 14 12:00 AM

    "Valuing Trees" Research Report launched at Sydney's Customs House in Circular Quay

    Planet Ark launched a Tree Give Away at Customs House in Circular Quay where Planet Ark have created an urban jungle to promote our research report: Valuing Trees

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  • 23rd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    Call for ISA Certification Board Nominations

    We are currently seeking nominations for vacancies on the ISA Certification Board. If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for the ISA Certification Board, please submit a Nomination Form to bmays@isa-arbor.com. Nominations will be accepted through June 20, 2014. Learn more about the responsibilities of being a Certification Board member today.

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  • 23rd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    A Remedy for Old Medicine

    Do you have medicines at home or work but have no idea what they're for? Perhaps they're out-of-date or simply unwanted? With more then 500 tonnes of medicine finding its way in waterways and landfill each year its correct disposal is both a human health and environmental issue. So what should you do? Find out more...

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  • 23rd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    The Real Tree Day Stars - Our Site Coordinators

    Site coordinators are the heroes of National Tree Day. Organising thousands of events across the country, they bring the event to life and enable communities nationwide to experience the joy of planting and participate in greening up their local environment. But it's not all giving - there's a lot to be gained from being one of these superstars. We stopped by to chat to Wendy May from the Noosa & District Landcare Group, who tells of her experience - and why you should become one this year, too. Find out more...

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  • 23rd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    What's Nature Worth At Home?

    How much more would you be willing to pay for a home in green leafy neighbourhood? Well if you're like most Aussies you'd be happy to pay quite a bit. To launch July's National Tree Day Planet Ark has released the Valuing Trees: What is Nature Worth? report that reveals fascinating information on the value of nature at home, at work and at school. Find out more...

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  • 23rd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    Free trees for Victorian schools and groups

    2 Million Trees Victoria are again supporting Victorian schools and community groups for Tree Day this year

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  • 23rd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    Our Schools Competition Winners Announced

    Could you guess how many toner cartridges are needed to make 1 km of TonerPave road? The winning schools had the closest guess in each of their states. Find out who won and what the magic number was...

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  • 22nd Jun 14 12:00 AM

    Iconic Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th World Heritage site

    Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2014 (IUCN) – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet, has been listed as 1,000th World Heritage site today. The decision follows the recommendation of IUCN, UNESCO’s advisory body on nature.

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  • 20th Jun 14 12:00 AM

    Join Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition

    Enter Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition and your school could win an amazing schoolyard garden and a once-in-a-lifetime visit by dirtgirl, ABC4Kids TV sensation.

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