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How to (nicely) tell your neighbours 'Don't Bag It'

Date: 28-Oct-14
Author: Brad Gray
Do you get annoyed when you see recycling in plastic bags? New research shows that lots of people who put their recycling in the bin in a bag genuinely think the items will be recycled. Unfortunately they're wrong, recycling in plastic bags ends up in landfill. We've produce a friendly message you can print off (or send) to let your neighbours (or family and friends) know why recycling in bags is a big no no!

Planet Ark's Partnership with Australian Paper

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Why is Planet Ark working in partnership with Australian Paper?

Buying paper for the home or office?

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Australians are great at recycling, however, when it comes to buying recycled paper we are lagging behind. Less than 1 in every 6 reams of paper used in Australia contains any recycled content.

New waste paper recycling plant

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot
The new waste paper recycling plant will take in up to 80,000 tonnes of waste paper

Wooden prizes up for grabs

Date: 13-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 13-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again. Schools can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues and students and to get good quality paper back into circulation. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free ream of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 09-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again. Workplaces can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues and to get good quality paper back into circulation. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free ream of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 07-Oct-14
Author: Claire Grant
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again. Workplaces can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues and to get good quality paper back into circulation. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free ream of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 07-Oct-14
Author: Claire Grant
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again. Workplaces can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues and to get good quality paper back into circulation. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free ream of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.

Positive Social Proof - Behaviour Change Made Easy

Date: 03-Oct-14
Author: Damian Dabrowski
They're common in almost all workplaces, the sign telling people to turn the lights off when they leave a room or the e-mail bemoaning the mess in the kitchen. But what's written on that sign or in the e-mail can have a significant impact on how effective it is and whether it has a positive or a negative impact.

Positive Social Proof - Behaviour Change Made Easy

Date: 25-Sep-14
Author: Damian Dabrowski
They're common in almost all workplaces, the sign telling people to turn the lights off when they leave a room or the e-mail bemoaning the mess in the kitchen. But what's written on that sign or in the e-mail can have a significant impact on how effective it is and whether it has a positive or a negative impact.

Buy Ugly Food and Help Local Farmers

Date: 25-Sep-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Anyone who has grown fruit and veg at home knows that nature doesn't always produce the perfect specimen. But, until now, you'd never see that imperfection in the supermarket. One Australian retailer has joined an international trend to get that imperfect produce to your plate and in do so save you money and prevent waste.