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Latest Stories


Awake to the Fun of Recycling

Date: 23-Sep-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
"There are so many bits and bobs in products out there that I didn't know could be recycled and I until I started working for Planet Ark, I never noticed just how much plastic was in everything" -Emily Donnelly, Planet Ark's PR & Media Coordinator.

Planet Ark Project - Answering Kid's Questions

Date: 23-Sep-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
We get lots of requests and emails from school students across Australia, who want to know more about Planet Ark for a project or just because they are passionate about the environment.

Declutter Your Office E-waste for FREE

Date: 14-Sep-15
Author: Brad Gray
Do you need to declutter the office of old electronics? Telstra have teamed up with ECOACTIV to offer an easy solution with an eCycle box scheme that can be picked up for free.

Training for NSW Facility Workers

Date: 07-Sep-15
Author: Claire Grant
With support from the NSW EPA the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver an Advanced Waste & Resource Recovery Facilities Training Workshop to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and supervisors from across NSW.

Power Tool Battery Recycling Pilot Launches in Brisbane

Date: 04-Sep-15
Author: Brad Gray
In a single year more than 3 million power tool batteries reach the end of their life. Now Brisbane tradies and renovators can recycle them free of change.

Reduce Your Pet's Paw Print

Date: 19-Aug-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Whether you're a cat person or a dog person, it doesn't matter. Pets can have a significant paw print and here are a few ideas that can help reduce it.

Fun & Easy Gardening Tips For Kids

Date: 19-Aug-15
Author: Debbie Agnew
There's nothing kids love doing more than getting their hands dirty. Whether it's raining or the sun is out, making mud pies or finding wriggly worms in the ground, it always puts a smile on their faces.

Growing a Garden Among the Cartridges

Date: 18-Aug-15
Author: Ryan Collins
We all know how important an inspiring school can be for your kids. As part of the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, we asked 'Why is it important for your school to recycle printer cartridges?' We have some inspiring responses.

You might not even know you're doing it...

Date: 18-Aug-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
How many times a week does Planet Ark help you out? We created this ad to sum up what we're all about...Enjoy

Wood encouragement policies gaining momentum

Date: 14-Aug-15
Author: Chris Philpot
Wellington Shire Council in eastern Victoria has become the second local government area in Australia to adopt a wood encouragement policy. The policy encourages the use of wood as the preferred material for construction and fit out of council buildings where appropriate.

Bagging Waste

Date: 10-Aug-15
Author: Brad Gray
A small change to the packaging of tea bags helped Unilever eliminate 28 tonnes of waste heading to landfill.

Up Front Free Solar

Date: 30-Jul-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Do you work for one of the many schools, councils or businesses that have an aim of reducing their energy related carbon emissions but find the up front costs are proving too difficult to overcome? Then Planet Ark Power may be just what you're looking for. Designed specifically for medium-sized organisations it enables the installation of roof-top solar panels with no up front costs. And lower annual power bills.

 

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