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World's Tallest Mass Timber Building Is Underway In Vancouver

Date: 20-May-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Construction of the world's tallest mass timber building is underway in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 2,563 tonnes, equivalent to taking 630 cars from the road.

Thank You For Your Feedback

Date: 19-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The winner of a new tablet for completing the BusinessRecycling user survey has been drawn. Mark Delany of QLD was the lucky recipient of a tablet of his choice. If you'd still like to provide feedback about the website or hotline you have until 9am Monday 23rd May 2016.

NSW Resource Recovery Grants Now Open

Date: 16-May-16
Author: Claire Bell
Applications are invited for Round 3 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program and Round 2 of the Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management grants program. Delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, these programs aim to increase recycling of household, business and problem waste.

Who Made the Top Ten Cartridge Recyclers

Date: 12-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
2015 was another great year for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to the top ten returners. Were you one of them?

Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Industry Update

Date: 10-May-16
Author: Claire Bell
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to invite you to the 2016 WCRA Industry Update. We have organised an afternoon program that includes presentations on a range of topics that affect your business and industry including environmental, road transport, local government and WHS.

Cash For Containers In NSW - It Pays To Recycle

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Containers in NSW will be worth 10 cents a pop from July 2017, ensuring our parks, beaches and streets will be cleaner

Check out the top 10 Cartridge Recyclers

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
2015 was another great yeart for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. More than 3,300,000 cartridges were diverted from landfill. So we thought we'd take the opportunity to thank everyone that helped make that possible, especially to top the ten returners. Were you one of them?

Mother's Day green gift ideas

Date: 06-May-16
Author: Sara McGregor
Is your mum over cliched, useless gifts? Here are some ideas that won't break the bank or the planet...

Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Industry Update

Date: 05-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
An afternoon program of Industry Updates followed by a dinner with guest speaker.

Going Bananas About Waste

Date: 05-May-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Coffs Harbour plays host to a national Waste Conference each year so they love going bananas about waste. A great example of this is the Big Banana Fun Park which diverts over 22 tonnes of waste from landfill a year - the equivalent of 36 medium-sized cars! Find out how they did it using the NSW EPA's Bin Trim program.

Reimagining Rubbish as a Resource

Date: 27-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Necessity is driving the move towards a zero waste approach. To make the shift we need to innovate and think of waste materials as a resource.

57m Tall Timber Building Wins Competition In France

Date: 26-Apr-16
Author: David Rowlinson
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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