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20 million chemical drum rounded up by drumMuster

Date: 21-Sep-12
Author: Zo Zhou
When Coolamon farmer Malcolm McKenzie delivered drumMUSTER's 20 millionth drum he had no idea what it meant for the thousands of people involved with the program in the past 13 years.

Businesses recycling the right way

Date: 17-Sep-12
Author: Jess McCallum
Businesses concerned about doing the right thing with their waste, both legally and environmentally, have been thrown a lifeline by Planet Ark, which has developed a checklist for choosing the right recycler to help ensure their business waste is recycled correctly.

Call In Old Mobiles

Date: 14-Sep-12
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster is partnering with Planet Ark's BusinessRecycling service to help collect and recycle the many old phones stored in workplaces around the country.

Congratulations to the Speak for the Trees Competition winners!

Date: 13-Sep-12
Author: Zo Zhou
We were blown away by the TREE-mendous efforts of the 120 schools and preschools that said they "Speak for the Trees" for National Tree Day's official competition! Take a peek at the winners and other entries...

Schools recycle right for National Recycling Week

Date: 12-Sep-12
Author: Jess McCallum
It's back! The popular Tetra Pak Schools Recycle Right Challenge has returned as part of National Recycling Week 2012 (12-18 November), and includes lots of fun events and activities that help kids understand the environmental winnings of re-using and recycling.

Business recycling the right way

Date: 05-Sep-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Businesses concerned about doing the right thing with their waste, both legally and environmentally, have been thrown a lifeline by Planet Ark, which has developed a checklist for choosing the right recycler to help ensure their business waste is recycled correctly.

Help Us Help Australian Forests On FSC Friday

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
Help us help FSC put standards in place that protect Australian forests and you could win an FSC certified 7 Piece Bar Mimosa Outdoor Setting (worth $599). Planet Ark is supporting FSC Friday and you can help too. Find out more....

FSC Australia Awards Dinner

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
The FSC Australia Awards Dinner will be held in the last week of November in Melbourne, with the date and venue to be confirmed. With this event comes an opportunity for industry service providers to showcase their products or services to a willing audience by donating a sample for FSC's silent auction or on-the-night prizes.

Interim Agreement on Tasmanian Forest Wood Supply and Conservation

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
After long and often difficult talks, environment and forestry groups in Tasmania have developed an 'Interim Agreement for Tasmanian Forests'. Read more

Time To Lift The Standard

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) has been criticised for not providing strong enough environmental controls. Like all Australian Standards it is regularly reviewed with the opportunity for concerned groups and individuals to contribute to its strengthening and improvement. The Standard is now under review and open for public comment. Now is the opportunity to have your say and provide constructive feedback. Find out more...

Secret Carbon Storage

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
With half of the dry weight of wood being carbon, most Aussie homes are secretly storing the stuff away without residents even being aware of it. Planet Ark asked visitors to the Melbourne Homeshow to tell us what wood they had around the house. Find out what they said...

Forte reaches new heights

Date: 03-Sep-12
Author: Chris Philpot
What has 34,000 screws, 5,500 angle brackets, 759 cross laminate timber (CLT) panels, 485 tonnes of timber and will reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by more than 1,400 tonnes when compared to concrete and steel? Read more....

 

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