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Latest Stories

1 terawatt global solar and wind target reached early

Date: 15-Aug-18
Author: Marty Middlebrook
In a significant milestone for the renewable energy sector, Bloomberg New Energy Foundation (BNEF) reports global wind and solar capacity surpassed 1 terawatt this year.

Bin the (tea) bag

Date: 14-Aug-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise asks if it's time for us to bin the tea bag along with the plastic bag.

Ireland divests from fossil fuels in world first

Date: 14-Aug-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Last month Ireland became the first country in the world to commit to 100% divestment from fossil fuels.

NSW gets its own revolutionary road

Date: 13-Aug-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Is Australia's waste crisis driving you mad? Why not drive on a road to the future?

Our Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day

Date: 01-Aug-18
Author: Jennifer McMillan
The team at Planet Ark would like to thank all the schools, community groups, councils and individuals across the country who joined us over the weekend and got their hands dirty for a better environment!

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Ditching the glossy mags

Date: 31-Jul-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise looks into going digital and other ways to ditch the glossy magazines.

Sydney breathing wall a world first

Date: 26-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
An outdoor Breathing Wall unveiled as part of a new 'pocket park' in St Leonards is the first of its kind, but hopefully not for long.

4 barriers to workplace behaviour change

Date: 26-Jul-18
Author: Claire Bell
Trying to implement better sustainability practises in the workplace can be .... um...trying! Using the latest brain science research findings, we've identified 4 barriers that may be preventing you from creating behaviour change in your workplace successfully.

Turning the tide on trash with the ABC's War On Waste

Date: 24-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Craig Reucassel is back at it with Season 2 of the War On Waste and Planet Ark is ready for action!

Reflections on a Plastic Free July

Date: 24-Jul-18
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Going a month without purchasing plastic is quite a challenge - but it can be surprisingly fun and encourage great new experiences.

A new solution for coffee grounds is coming!

Date: 24-Jul-18
Author: Nell MacDonald
For many of us, coffee is an essential part of our morning routine with Australians consuming 6 billion cups of coffee annually. Planet Ark is excited to launch Coffee 4 Planet Ark which will collect and repurpose spent coffee grounds nationally.

Where are we with e-waste recycling?

Date: 23-Jul-18
Author: Liam Taylor
E-waste recycling solutions will represent a major part of the movement towards a circular economy in Australia. So where are we currently?


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