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Latest Stories


Swap Til You Drop

Date: 07-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
How many items of clothes do you have in your wardrobe that never get worn? Or books, bags or games you no longer want but can't bear to throw in the bin? Then maybe what you need is to find a swap party so you can give away unwanted items and pick up other ones for free.

Wooden chopping boards up for grabs

Date: 07-Nov-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Planet Ark has 6 wooden chopping boards up for grabs

The Secret of Your Success

Date: 06-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you have a 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box in your workplace you're already ahead of the pack for at least two of the recycling secrets. You 'Take It To Work' and 'Think Outside The Bin.' But what other secrets can be revealed for your workplace?

Councils Paving a Green-Toner Future

Date: 05-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
TonerPaveĀ® is the next generation in sustainable asphalt being made from the toner from printer cartridges recycled through the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.

NSW EPA Limits Waste Haulage to Queensland

Date: 05-Nov-14
Author: Brad Gray
NSW waste transporters will face a number of new measures designed to prevent waste being sent to Queensland landfills including a "proximity principle" which means that it will be an offence to transport waste more than 150 kilometres by road from where it is generated.

Call for Abstracts for Coffs Harbour Waste Conference

Date: 29-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The call for abstracts is now open for Waste 2015, the Coffs Harbour Waste Conference, set for May 2015. The Coffs Harbour Waste Conference is the leading conference for the waste management industry in Australia and is the only conference endorsed by the WMAA.

How to (nicely) tell your neighbours 'Don't Bag It'

Date: 28-Oct-14
Author: Brad Gray
Do you get annoyed when you see recycling in plastic bags? New research shows that lots of people who put their recycling in the bin in a bag genuinely think the items will be recycled. Unfortunately they're wrong, recycling in plastic bags ends up in landfill. We've produce a friendly message you can print off (or send) to let your neighbours (or family and friends) know why recycling in bags is a big no no!

Zero Waste Audit Results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Program Partner

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Close the Loop audit results are in! Find out how our Resource Recovery Partner went...

Planet Ark's Partnership with Australian Paper

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Why is Planet Ark working in partnership with Australian Paper?

Buying paper for the home or office?

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot
Australians are great at recycling, however, when it comes to buying recycled paper we are lagging behind. Less than 1 in every 6 reams of paper used in Australia contains any recycled content.

New waste paper recycling plant

Date: 27-Oct-14
Author: Chris Philpot
The new waste paper recycling plant will take in up to 80,000 tonnes of waste paper

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 13-Oct-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again. Schools can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues and students and to get good quality paper back into circulation. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free ream of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.

 

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