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Opportunity to Shop

Date: 27-Aug-14
Author: Jessica Uechtritz
Fashion is speeding up which has both financial and environmental costs. In Australia we spend around $12 billion on fashion retail purchases each year. So, during National Op Shop Week , we think about how we can reduce these costs.

Responsibility is Trending

Date: 27-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you've recycled a mobile phone or printer cartridge you are part of a growing trend. Manufacturers of an increasing number of products are taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of the items they make. The responsibility trend now covers products as varied as plastic bags, mobile phones and tyres.

National Tree Day Bears Fruit in 2014

Date: 26-Aug-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Planet Ark's flagship tree planting campaign has branched out to more than planting trees. It's about inspiring our generation to get into nature and grow, whether it's planting at your local park, growing vegies in your backyard or school or greening your workspace. Check out the amazing things that took root in 2014...

Transpacific-Cleanaway Grounds Entire Garbage Truck Fleet

Date: 20-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Waste collections have been suspended across Australia in areas serviced by Cleanaway trucks after a fatal road accident in South Australia.

Transpacific-Cleanaway Grounds Entire Garbage Truck Fleet

Date: 20-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Waste collections have been suspended across Australia in areas serviced by Cleanaway trucks after a fatal road accident in South Australia.

Create a Better Future in Enviroweek

Date: 15-Aug-14
Author: Claire Grant
Who wouldn't want to be a Sparky, Trader or Wild Child? Well if you're a teacher (or have kids at school) you can take up the challenge and help the environment during Enviroweek, which is organised by our great friends Cool Australia.

High Standards Gets Green Tick For MobileMuster

Date: 05-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Australia's first voluntary product stewardship scheme has been formally accredited by the Federal Government.

High Standards Gets Green Tick For MobileMuster

Date: 04-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Australia's first voluntary product stewardship scheme has been formally accredited by the Federal Government.

Householders Asbestos Disposal Scheme for NSW

Date: 01-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The NSW EPA has awarded $781,000 to 24 local government areas to participate in a trial asbestos disposal scheme. The trial will run for 12 months, until July 2015, to minimise the burden on householders who want to do the right thing with their asbestos waste.

First Australian Council Bans Plastic Bags

Date: 30-Jul-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Fremantle has reported strong business and community support for the ban of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags and will become the first local government in Australia to do so.

First Australian Council Bans Plastic Bags

Date: 29-Jul-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Fremantle has reported strong business and community support for the ban of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic bags and will become the first local government in Australia to do so.

Have a Dirty Weekend at Home

Date: 26-Jul-14
Author: Brad Gray
There are literally hundreds of National Tree Day events happening around the country this weekend. But if you can't make it along to one of them or can't find one in your area don't feel left out. You can take part at home!