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Latest Stories


Power Tool Battery recycling creates buzz in Brisbane

Date: 10-Feb-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
The Power Tool Batteryback recycling pilot program has collected almost two tonnes of batteries for recycling since its launch in September 2015.

New Code Allows for Eight-Storey Timber Buildings

Date: 03-Feb-16
Author: David Rowlinson
What's changed? How to build timber buildings up to 25m and reduce costs by up to 25%

Change accelerates 'wood first' policies

Date: 01-Feb-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Study after study is showing that timber buildings are not only faster and easier to build, they are also cheaper - which is good news for both builders and those commissioning them. More councils are adopting a Wood Encouragement Policy.

Get Your 2016 Environment Action Planner

Date: 28-Jan-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Whether you want cartridge recycling box, get in contact with nature or plant a tree - we have a campaign for you

How To Save On Waste Costs

Date: 21-Jan-16
Author: Ryan Collins
There are opportunities for businesses to save costs by managing their waste more effectively. But how is it done? Check out why this Aussie family company is now saving $50,000 a year through better waste management.

New Year, New Products

Date: 21-Jan-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
If you're looking for ways to reduce your environmental impact, switch to these household items to achieve just that. These products join the growing trend of greener alternatives that make it easier for you to make the planet happier.

Back at work? keep that vacation feeling with some 'Green' time...

Date: 19-Jan-16
Author: Claire Bell
Am I still on my summer vacation I hear you ask? No, I'm on my lunch break, spending time in nature. Research confirms the benefits of time spent in natural environments.

Look Who's Recycled 30 Million Cartridges

Date: 15-Jan-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Well done Australia! We have just hit 30 million cartridges recycled since 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' began in 2003.

What does January mean for a Christmas Tree?

Date: 08-Jan-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
If you have a plastic tree in storage, find out what this time of year means for live trees. Their life cycle extends further than the Christmas season.

Love a Tree

Date: 23-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Whether you're a fan of that genuine pine aroma or you prefer the utility of an artificial tree, you can keep your tree a little bit greener this Christmas. Cut live trees can have a second life as mulch or compost to help enrich the soil of other plants, while artificial trees can be reused for decades if properly cared for. It's the 12th Do of Christmas!

'Tis the Season to De-Clutter

Date: 21-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Is the shed or garage full of old and broken bits and pieces? Is there a DIY renovation job that you've been putting off? The Christmas and New Year break is a great time to start over, to get those nagging jobs done, to tidy and de-clutter the house and to put valuable resources back to work.

Give someone a (indoor) tree this Christmas!

Date: 21-Dec-15
Author: Claire Bell
Still looking for that perfect last minute gift? We've come up with some indoor plant recommendations which not only look good but also clean the air and bring a little bit of nature into your home.

 

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