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Latest Stories


'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Blitzes 2013 Target

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Over 23 million printer cartridges have been recycled since the program began! Find out how it benefits the environment and how to join this recycling revolution.

Recycling wooden pallets creates jobs

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Chris Philpot
For every 10,000 tonnes of waste recycled, there are 9.2 jobs created as opposed to 2.8 jobs for the same amount of material sent to landfill.

Flinging Old Files For Fun

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Every tonne of office paper that is recycled saves enough energy to run 1.5 homes for a month so Australian workplaces are being urged to host an office fling on Friday 15th November.

Charging Up Battery Recycling

Date: 14-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australians use about 345 million handheld batteries each year, but only 4% are recycled. By making it easy and accessible ALDI's new recycling program has recycled 28 tonnes of batteries in its first year of operation.

Upcycling wooden pallets

Date: 13-Nov-13
Author: Chris Philpot
Each year in Victoria 600,000 tonnes of wooden pallets are disposed of to landfill. This is enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1½ times.

Recycling Wrongs and Rights

Date: 13-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
One in every two Australians incorrectly believe they can put old drink glasses and used biscuit trays in their household recycling but both of these items contaminate recycling potentially sending it to landfill.

Phones & Cartridges Recycling Revolutions

Date: 12-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The 22 million printer cartridges and 7.7 million mobiles recycled though the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and MobileMuster programs represent a win for the consumer and for the environment.

Phones and Cartridges

Date: 12-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
The 22 million printer cartridges and 7.7 million mobiles recycled though the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and MobileMuster programs represent a win for the consumer and for the environment.

An iPad for your thoughts?

Date: 11-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
We'd like to find out if BusinessRecycling.com.au is meeting your needs, and what you think could be improved. By completing a 5 minute online survey, you could win a tablet PC of your choice to the value of AUD $950. Be quick though! To go in the draw, you must complete the survey before midnight on Friday 6 December 2013.

Tuning Into E-Waste

Date: 11-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
In 2012-13 more than 29 million TVs and computers were disposed of in Australia but only 10% of those were recycled. That recycling figure is set to soar with the roll out of free e-waste collection sites across the country.

Certify Your Contribution

Date: 06-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster has provided Planet Ark with its annual collection certificate recognizing our contribution to a better environment. Find out how much our office recycled...

Embracing Recycled Paper

Date: 25-Oct-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Our survey results are in and the winners of our 100 Reams x 100% Recycled paper giveaway have been announced! Read on...

 

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