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Reimagining Rubbish as a Resource

Date: 27-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
As awareness grows that our current rates of consumption and waste are unsustainable, necessity will drive the move towards a zero waste approach. To make the shift we need to innovate and think of waste materials as a resource. So how do we do that? What role do extended producer responsibility programs have? And are we ready?

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.

Selfie Challenge - #WhatsNotToLove

Date: 22-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
"It's easy to use, good for the environment and free of charge. What's not to love?" That's how one participant described 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. So we've created the Selfie Challenge with the hashtag #WhatsNotToLove and are asking you to show us you love recycling cartridges. Take a photo, tag us and share it to win one of three $200 Biome gift certificates, plus more. Simple! Find out more...

Coffee Go-Ground

Date: 21-Apr-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Do you start your day unable to mutter much aside from the word 'coffee'? Australians drink 6 billion cups of coffee a year, so to coincide with a new report about how to deal with coffee ground waste we've put together some times on ways to make your daily hit (or hits) more sustainable.

Working Together To Reduce Food Waste

Date: 20-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
A waste assessment by the NSW EPA's Bin Trim program gave the Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre a picture of what waste the tenants were generating and what opportunities there were to reduce waste. With centre management, retailers, the council and NSW EPA working together, a massive 25 tonnes of food waste per month is being diverted from landfill.

Fashionable Questions - Who Made Your Clothes and Where Do They End Up?

Date: 18-Apr-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Fashion Revolution Week, April 18-24, is a global movement that starts with the question "Who made my clothes?" and advocates for greater transparency, traceability and environmental responsibility in the fashion supply chain. We're also encouraging you to ask where your clothes end up at the end of their life.

Reducing Waste and Costs for Business Happiness

Date: 18-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The NSW EPA's free Bin Trim program helped The Friendly Grocery in Waitara to reduce its waste costs by one-third, saving the business over $2,000 a year. Check out how it became a greener grocer.

Compacting Waste Costs By 50%

Date: 15-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Modern Tiles Erina struggled to get all of their waste into a skip bin each week. But a free visit from a NSW EPA Bin Trim Assessor helped them introduce an onsite compactor that has reduced their overall waste costs by 50%. Check out why it's the "modern" thing to do.

What Happens To Your Cartridges?

Date: 14-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Our collection partner Officeworks have created a new video that shows you what happens to your printer cartridges after you drop them off for recycling. Take a short trip around the circular economy...

Which Planet Ark Ambassador is Flooring 'Em?

Date: 13-Apr-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Since early 2015 James Treble, the talented interior designer on Channel Ten's The Living Room, has exuberantly acted as an ambassador for Planet Ark. He's emceed events for our Make it Wood campaign and voiced radio ads for our BusinessRecycling and 12 DOs of Christmas campaigns. This week he launched The James Treble Collection of rugs, ottomans and cushions that focus on style that is sustainable and ethical.

Maleny Wood Expo 20th Anniversary

Date: 11-Apr-16
Author: David Rowlinson
Maleny Wood Expo is designed to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans. The Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia. Join them for three days of clean country family fun at the beautiful Maleny Showgrounds. The expo is hosted by Barung Landcare, a not-for-profit community group. Any surplus from the event goes towards keeping the Barung Landcare office open for the wider community, on-ground environmental projects, and landholder environment education - all of which results in restoring and enhancing the natural environment of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Read our 2015 Annual Review

Date: 08-Apr-16
Author: Freya Paterson
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