Recycling Week News

Lake Macquarie Council paving the way for recycled roads

Date: 20-Sep-18
Author: Jennifer McMillan
Lake Macquarie council has approved an $8 million Downer Group plant to recycle waste materials into roads.

National Recycling Week 2018 - From Waste War to Recycling Reboot

Date: 28-Aug-18
Author: Liam Taylor
Planet Ark is encouraging everyone to reboot their perspective on recycling in the lead up to the most important National Recycling Week since it was founded 22 years ago!

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.

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?

China challenge an opportunity for the Australian recycling industry

Date: 23-Jul-18
Author: Ryan Collins
China's restriction on the import of waste materials has presented a short term challenge but in the long term, the Australian recycling sector has the potential to flourish as consumers, businesses and the government build a circular economy.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - New life for old things

Date: 17-Jul-18
Author: Elise Catterall
Elise discusses the importance of including 'repair' in the mantra - 'reduce, reuse, recycle'.

War on Waste is back!

Date: 21-Jun-18
Author: Ryan Collins
ABC's War on Waste, the landmark series that sparked action across the country to cut Australia's staggering waste levels, is returning to TV. In 2017 the program reached 4.3 million viewers across Australia and broke records on social media. Find out what host Craig Reucassel will be tackling in the new series.

The recycling label ending confusion

Date: 19-Jun-18
Author: Alejandra Laclette
At Planet Ark we pride ourselves on being highly knowledgeable when it comes to recycling. But sometimes, even we have to stop and take a few minutes to figure out recycling gripes like 'lid on or lid off'? This is where the Australasian Recycling Label comes into play. So who is guiding its development and community education?

Did your council or workplace make the top ten?

Date: 14-Jun-18
Author: Claire Bell
Find out which councils and workplaces collected the most cartridges in the last 12months, contributing to a record-breaking 38 million collected since 2003!

How Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution

Date: 06-Jun-18
Author: Claire Bell
In a new initiative, toner from printer cartridges collected via our Cartridges 4 Planet Ark recycling program around Australia can now be mixed with soft plastic and stockpiled glass to make a new road surface. It's not only diverting waste from landfill but is also up to 65% more durable than normal asphalt!

Find out how Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution

Date: 04-Jun-18
Author: Josh Cole
It's World Environment Day so what better time to give you the good news? We're proud to announce that toner from printer cartridges collected via our Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (C4PA) recycling program around Australia can now be mixed with soft plastic and stockpiled glass to make a new road surface.

MobileMuster and Envirostream help councils in VIC

Date: 11-May-18
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster, Australia's government accredited mobile phone recycling program has partnered with Envirostream, local battery recycler, to help Councils in Victoria get ready for the impending e-waste ban to landfill.

The 'queen of green steel' launches landmark e-waste microfactory

Date: 09-Apr-18
Author: Josh Cole
Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the founder and director of UNSW's Sustainable Material Research & Technology Centre (SMaRT), has launched a world-first miniature factory that turns e-waste into material for 3D printing.

Win the war on waste at work!

Date: 27-Mar-18
Author: Ryan Collins
Whether you're a barista or a brickie, we've launched 10 tools to win the war on waste at work.

NSW Government pledges $47 million to support recycling

Date: 21-Mar-18
Author: Claire Bell
The NSW Government will release a one-off package of up to $47 million to support local government and industry to respond to China's National Sword policy.

How online sharing groups are building communities

Date: 19-Feb-18
Author: Claire Bell
A Planet Ark staffer shares how giving through an online reuse group gave her a whole new perspective on her local community and the love that can be shared between strangers.

New NT recycling education resources

Date: 12-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Northern Territory residents now have improved access to container deposit scheme information via Planet Ark's RecyclingNearYou website. In addition, councils and community groups can use new resources such as posters and graphics to promote the recycling scheme.

8 ways to green your 2018

Date: 11-Jan-18
Author: Laura Chalk
8 ways to form and maintain green resolutions for 2018

Our green resolutions

Date: 11-Jan-18
Author: Marty Middlebrook
There's always more ways to be green. The team at Planet Ark share their environmental goals for 2018 and how we plan to stick to them.

Office paper flung all over the country

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: Sam Carey
Think paper recycling is a boring task? Not unless you make it that way! This year's Friday File Fling, brought to you by our event sponsor Planet Ark 100% Australian Recycled Paper (Australian Paper), was all about getting rid of those paper files piling up in the office, flinging it into the recycling bin and having fun while you did it. So how much was recycled what did this mean for the environment?

How to fight a festive war on waste at Christmas

Date: 04-Dec-17
Author: Claire Bell
The 12 DOs of Christmas are twelve simple positive actions to reduce festive waste

National Recycling Week tips to help win the War on Waste

Date: 19-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
With National Recycling Week now over, how are you fairing with your War on Waste? Well here are our top tips for, just in time for ABC TV's War on Waste Episode 4 to be aired in just 2 weeks time on Sunday, 3 December.

Pay it forward and get a recycled bargain on Buy It Back Day

Date: 17-Nov-17
Author: Carol Warwick
The first ever Buy It Back Day will be held on Saturday 18 November! It will highlight the importance of closing the recycling loop and reducing waste by buying products made from recycled materials or buying reclaimed rather than new.

Inspiring story: "Charging" up local battery recycling

Date: 17-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Batteries are "charging" up the waste stream, that is, battery waste is growing fast. The sources of battery waste is increasing and come from a variety of industries such as electric and hybrid vehicles, power tools, domestic and industrial applications, power generation and renewable energy storage systems. One company is has started recycling these types of batteries right here in Australia.

Inspiring story: Making 3D printer parts from e-waste

Date: 17-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
The Sustainable Materials Research & Technology division at the University of New South Wales (SMaRT UNSW), led by Planet Ark ambassador Professor Veena Sahajwalla, focuses on research and development of green materials, made from rubbish. You'll be inspired by their innovative environmental solutions for some of the world's biggest waste challenges.

Inspiring story: Building roads from cigarette butts

Date: 16-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Cigarette butts are the most littered item in Australia. Recently, RMIT University found a way to deal with the 1.2 million tonne problem that sees the release of toxic chemicals into the environment every year. Check out their brilliant solution.

Inspiring story: Creating outdoor furniture from soft plastics

Date: 15-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
As Australia's leading manufacturer of products made from recycled soft plastics, innovation is core to Replas' business. And it's not just outdoor furniture that they make. Read on to find out what else is available.

Inspiring story: Landscaping a garden bed from printer cartridges

Date: 15-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Close the Loop is Australia's biggest resource recovery and recycling company for printing consumables and the resource recovery partner for 'Cartridges for Planet Ark'. It is driven by a promise of zero-waste-to-landfill and innovation. Some of the recycled products to come out of this initiative will amaze!

3 tips for businesses to buy recycled

Date: 14-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Sustainable procurement aims to reduce the adverse environmental, social and economic impacts of purchased products and services throughout their entire life cycle. Looking for items made from recycled materials is a big part of this. And with more consumers being more likely to buy products and packaging made with recycled content, we offer 3 simple things businesses can do to start buying recycled.

Inspiring story: Sporting fields made from tyres

Date: 14-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) is a government supported product stewardship initiative that aims to effectively reduce the environmental, health and safety impacts of the 56 million tyres (equivalent passenger units) that reach their end of life each year. Check out the results of their inspiring research projects that are providing innovation for our circular economy.

There's still time for a Fling

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
On Friday 17 November, businesses, schools and councils all over Australia will be flinging their old files to get good quality paper back into the recycle cycle. All workplaces who register for a Friday File Fling will have 20 chances to win 5 cartons of Planet Ark 100% Australian Recycled Paper. There's still time to register...

The missing piece of the recycling puzzle

Date: 13-Nov-17
Author: Carol Warwick
It's National Recycling Week (November 13-19). Find out why buying recycled matters...

Why buying it back is good for business and the environment

Date: 07-Nov-17
Author: Claire Bell
Your workplace is probably doing quite well when it comes to recycling. But if you're not buying recycled, you're only doing half the job. Having a sustainable procurement policy is a way to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts of purchased products, as well as demonstrate business leadership.

Mobile for a meal, recycling feeds those in need

Date: 07-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster and OzHarvest have teamed up to give Australians a great reason to recycle their mobile phones. This summer for every mobile recycled through MobileMuster they will deliver a meal to someone in need through OzHarvest.

Fight waste and get a bargain at the Big Aussie Swap

Date: 04-Oct-17
Author: Josh Cole
Planet Ark is calling on Australians to join the War on Waste and take part in the Big Aussie Swap during National Recycling Week from 13th - 19th November, as councils, community groups and individuals around the country get on board.

Epson elevates commitment to cartridge recycling

Date: 26-Sep-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Epson has stepped up its partnership with Planet Ark to the highest level by becoming a Full Partner of 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. With over 3.5 million Epson printer cartridges already recycled, this commitment will build on this 14 year product stewardship success story. So why does Epson believe this is the right thing to do?

Does your school recycle right? Take the Challenge!

Date: 21-Sep-17
Author: Carol Warwick
Schools around the country are invited to join the Schools Recycle Right Challenge, a National Recycling Week initiative.

What do Smiths, Kathmandu and Jurlique have in common?

Date: 13-Sep-17
Author: Marty Middlebrook
The Australian Packaging Covenant was formed by industry to strive for environmentally responsible packaging. The recent annual awards ceremony has celebrated the brands making a real difference through responsible packaging.

Going plastic free: what does it take?

Date: 24-Jul-17
Author: Rebecca Gilling
What does it take to go plastic free, even for a month, and what are some of the issues to consider? One of our staff member's has taken on the challenge for the month of July.

The Positive Results of the War on Waste

Date: 26-Jun-17
Author: Ryan Collins
The ABC's War on Waste has taken the discussion about Australia's waste problems to new heights. And there are, already, several exciting positive outcomes with many more people looking for recycling options. It has made reusable coffee cups cool, super-sized soft plastics recycling and encouraged governments to act.

What's the Deal with Coffee Cup Recycling?

Date: 29-May-17
Author: Brad Gray
Coffee cups. Recyclable or not? Well unfortunately it's not a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer at the moment. Find out why the confusion exists and the best way to dispose of your disposable cups.

How do we do better with our food waste?

Date: 16-May-17
Author: Ryan Collins
According to ABC TV's War On Waste series, each week the average Australian family throws out 20% of the food they buy. That's one in every five bags of groceries! This adds up to 3.3 million tonnes of food a year, enough to fill the MCG 6 times over. So what can we do to, basically, just do better?

Thanks Australia! 13,500 Printer Cartridges Recycled Every Working Day

Date: 15-May-17
Author: Ryan Collins
13,500 printer cartridges were recycled every working day in the last year. So what does this fantastic achievement mean?

The Awful Truth About Nappies & Recycling

Date: 26-Apr-17
Author: Brad Gray
From the NSW Central Coast to Perth, thousands of used nappies make their way into the recycling system every day which, you have to admit, is a pretty awful thought. But it's even more disgusting when you realise that people hand-sort that recycling. Even if you don't have children read on and pass this message on to friends and family.

Three Behaviour Change Tricks for Home or Work

Date: 26-Apr-17
Author: Ryan Collins
Trying to change people's behaviour can be a challenge whether at work, home or amongst friends. Understanding behaviour change psychology can play a critical role in whether your powers of persuasion will be successful. Take a look at three tips from our new Business Case for Less Waste guide.

14 Items You Can Recycle - But Probably Aren't (Part Two)

Date: 29-Mar-17
Author: Brad Gray
In the second part of this article we look at seven more items that most Australians could be recycling - but probably aren't

Win An iPad Pro by Taking Our Survey

Date: 21-Mar-17
Author: Ryan Collins
If you've used, then we'd like your feedback to make our service even better for you. Give us 5 minutes of your time to fill out the survey and you could win an iPad Pro or other tablet of your choice worth up to $850! Take the survey now...

4 Ways to Make the Business Case for Less Waste

Date: 14-Mar-17
Author: Ryan Collins
The new guide that makes the business case for less waste. Save money, get a competitive edge and improve staff morale

14 Items You Can Recycle - But Probably Aren't (Part One)

Date: 01-Mar-17
Author: Brad Gray
Australians have embraced recycling with more than nine out of ten people recycling at home. But as the industry continues to grow and expand the range of products and materials you can recycle continues to grow. In this two-part series we showcase 14 items you can recycle - but probably aren't.

Five Steps to Turn Back the Tide of Plastic

Date: 27-Feb-17
Author: Carol Warwick
Ocean plastic is a huge problem and it can feel overwhelming. But there are easy, positive actions you can take to help turn the tide of plastic. Check out this list of ideas. Find out more..

Thanks for helping make 2016 a great year!

Date: 19-Dec-16
Author: Brad Gray
Our mission is to help Australians take positive environmental actions, that's only possible thanks to our sponsors and partners

Flings Save Tonnes of Paper

Date: 14-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
For Planet Ark's National Recycling Week this year, organisations around the country participated in the Friday File Fling, recycling 14 tonnes of paper in total. From corporates to small businesses, schools to sports clubs, unused office paper was flung back into the recycle cycle. Check out the overall environmental benefits since the initiative began.

WINNERS of Naturale 100% Recycled Toilet Tissue Announced!

Date: 07-Dec-16
Author: Claire Bell
Planet Ark and Naturale Tissue Products offered a chance to win a year's supply of 100% recycled toilet tissue. We asked you to tell us in 20 words or less, why you think buying recycled toilet tissue is good for the environment. We received some fun, fabulous and thoughtful entries and the winners have been announced.

Schools Recycle Right Challenge Winners

Date: 02-Dec-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The winners of the Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition have been announced! Entries were received from all over Australia and Planet Ark would like to say a big thank you to all the schools and students that entered. Find out who won and read some of the very original and imaginative winning entries.

Get Crafty this Christmas

Date: 01-Dec-16
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Before you recycle this Christmas - why not re-use some every day items to make cards, wrapping paper, decorations and even a homemade Christmas tree! Planet Ark staffer Marty and his family give some easy craft tips for you to try at home.

How to Reduce Spending and Your Eco-Footprint This Christmas

Date: 30-Nov-17
Author: Ryan Collins
With Australians spending over $1,000 at Christmas, some forward planning for meals and presents can lead to big savings for your wallet and eco-footprint.

Soft Plastic - Scrunch and Recycle

Date: 25-Nov-16
Author: Brad Gray
Soft plastics, the kind that can be scrunched into a ball, are among the biggest problems in the kerbside recycling system. In fact 8 out of 10 councils consider them the number one problem as they get caught in the recycling machinery.

Cleaning Up Confusion for National Recycling Week

Date: 07-Nov-16
Author: Ryan Collins
A report released for National Recycling Week shows Australians are keen recyclers, but most are still making mistakes

New Endorsement - Soft on the Environment and You

Date: 03-Nov-16
Author: Brad Gray
CEO Paul Klymenko and ABC Tissue Products' Brand Manager Loretta Lau announce Naturale Toilet Tissue, our newest endorsement

Planet Ark Launches 100% Recycled Office Paper

Date: 02-Nov-16
Author: Reese Malcolm
Your choice in office paper matters and with the official launch of Planet Ark Paper on the 30th October 2016 your choice has been made easy. Planet Ark Paper has been produced to help make the use of recycled paper mainstream. Currently office paper has a recycling rate of about 70% but less than 18% of new reams have high-recycled content.

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

Date: 28-Oct-16
Author: Claire Bell
The results of the annual audit of Close the Loop, the Resource Recovery Partner for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program, have just been finalised. And great news, the audit has issued Close the Loop with yet another Zero Waste to Landfill certificate for 2016.

The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge Kicks Off

Date: 12-Oct-16
Author: Ryan Collins
The Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge is underway for 2016 as part of Planet Ark's National Recycling Week. Running until 11 November, the initiative provides free recycling activity guides, curriculum aligned lesson plans and Australian school event ideas for teachers and students. Find out how environmental awareness and recycling knowledge can be taught by doing and having fun!

Giving Coffee Pods Another Life

Date: 12-Oct-16
Author: Brad Gray
Do you find it hard to kick into gear without a shot of caffeine? Maybe you have an instant hit, plunge into the day, visit your favourite barista or make your own with a coffee pod machine.

It's Time For Another Fling

Date: 04-Oct-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Last year more than 5,000 people had a Fling for National Recycling Week. A Friday File Fling that is! Whether you work in a large office, a school or even out of the front room at home, you're likely to have good quality paper sitting idle in a filing cabinet. That paper could be put back into the recycling stream and turned into brand new 100% recycled office paper or toilet tissue. We've collated information and resources to help you host a Fling in your workplace on or around 11 November. Register your whole workplace, your team or even just yourself.

Post Back Your Post Packs

Date: 30-Sep-16
Author: Brad Gray
Have you ever stood at the bin wondering whether something goes in the garbage or the recycling? You're not alone! Our research shows that confusion is one of main reasons recyclables end up in the garbage and contaminants, like plastic bags, end up in the recycling. The Australian Recycling Label has been designed by Planet Ark to clear up that confusion and we're happy to say Australia Post has joined the growing list of businesses displaying the label. Find out more...

There's a Machine for That!

Date: 29-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Is the waste in your workplace causing you grief? Have you ever thought, 'if only there was a machine that did this'? Well our Small-Scale Recycling Equipment Catalogue might be just what you need to declutter, reduce waste and reduce costs.

Donating Your Old Smartphone Could Change Someone's Life

Date: 02-Sep-16
Author: Ryan Collins
With an estimated 25.5 million unused mobiles in homes and businesses around Australia, a potential life changing device could be sitting in your drawer. MobileMuster and Able Australia are calling out for old smartphones to support those Australians with no hearing and sight and help them reconnect with friends, family and the wider community.

The Rise of the Coffee Pod Machine

Date: 09-Aug-16
Author: Ryan Collins
With coffee pod machines becoming more and more popular, the resulting waste is also increasing rapidly.

How to Recycle Whitegoods

Date: 25-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Approximately 1.3 million fridges, freezers and air conditioners reached their end-of-life in 2012, with annual disposal rates predicted to increase to 2.2 million units by 2024. Luckily, there are options to refurbish, reuse and recycle these and other whitegoods. But how?

Recycle Right and Have a Cuppa

Date: 22-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Now you can sit down and relax with a nice cup of tea knowing you've disposed of the packaging correctly. T2 is the latest company to have products appearing in stores displaying the Australian Recycling Label.

Toowoomba is Buzzing About Free Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Brad Gray
Residents in Toowoomba can recycle their used rechargeable batterys - free of charge - as part of a trial program.

A Quick Recycling Guide To 3 Tricky Items

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Recycling can be tricky! Here's a guide to the top three searches on Recycling Near You, so that you can be a recycling guru

Working It Out At Officeworks

Date: 30-Jun-16
Author: Brad Gray
Planet Ark's new Australian Recycling Label is starting to appear in stores and answers recycling questions specific to individual products

Cash For Containers In NSW - It Pays To Recycle

Date: 09-May-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Containers in NSW will be worth 10 cents a pop from July 2017, ensuring our parks, beaches and streets will be cleaner

Mother's Day green gift ideas

Date: 06-May-16
Author: Sara McGregor
Is your mum over cliched, useless gifts? Here are some ideas that won't break the bank or the planet...

Reimagining Rubbish as a Resource

Date: 27-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Necessity is driving the move towards a zero waste approach. To make the shift we need to innovate and think of waste materials as a resource.

Selfie Challenge - #WhatsNotToLove

Date: 22-Apr-16
Author: Ryan Collins
"It's easy to use, good for the environment and free of charge. What's not to love?" That's how one participant described 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. So we've created the Selfie Challenge with the hashtag #WhatsNotToLove and are asking you to show us you love recycling cartridges. Take a photo, tag us and share it to win one of three $200 Biome gift certificates, plus more. Simple! Find out more...

Fashionable Questions - Who Made Your Clothes and Where Do They End Up?

Date: 18-Apr-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Fashion Revolution Week, April 18-24, is a global movement that starts with the question "Who made my clothes?"

What's the Deal With Business Waste?

Date: 30-Mar-16
Author: Ryan Collins
What motivates businesses to increase their recycling? What are the barriers to better management? What do they see are the benefits? Our new report, titled 'What's The Deal With Business Waste?' answers these questions and examines the attitudes and beliefs of small to medium businesses and the actions they can take.

Four Eyes For Recycling

Date: 23-Mar-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
You might see clearly with your frames on, but it's not always clear if glasses can be recycled or not. We've found some options so your old frames can have a new life and help those in need to get optimal optics.

Give Dumpers A Lesson

Date: 23-Mar-16
Author: Brad Gray
Despite Australia being known for it's natural beauty some people still choose to dump waste on the streets. There are now tools to help you report illegal dumping

A Tablet for Your Thoughts

Date: 03-Mar-16
Author: Ryan Collins
Tell us what you think of the website and you could win a tablet of your choice worth $750!

Get Your 2016 Environment Action Planner

Date: 28-Jan-16
Author: Rebecca Gredley
Whether you want cartridge recycling box, get in contact with nature or plant a tree - we have a campaign for you

Best Fling Ever

Date: 15-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins
For Planet Ark's National Recycling Week 2015, a record number of organisations including businesses, councils, community groups and schools joined in the Friday File Fling. With a 'Friday the 13th' theme, unused paper files across the country were turned back into a valuable resource! Find out the best Fling ever.

'Appy' Christmas gift from Planet Ark

Date: 01-Dec-15
Author: Sara McGregor
Check out the free smart phone app to answer all those tricky waste and recycling questions. A gift to use year-round

Make Recycling at Work, Work

Date: 13-Nov-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Replacing a single recycling bin with desktop paper trays increased the recycling rate for paper from 28% to 94%. Simple actions can have a big impact at work.

Let the Flings Begin

Date: 13-Nov-15
Author: Brad Gray
All around Australia today people are having office Flings and it's not too late for you to join in. Put some time aside today, go though your drawers and fling you old, unwanted files. If you register today you'll also receive a carton of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.

Recycling Role Models

Date: 12-Nov-15
Author: Brad Gray
There is positive change happening in waste and recycling in some of Australia's best known companies. A pet food manufacturer has achieved zero waste to landfill and a wine maker made the switch to 100% recycled and 100% recyclable packaging. Find out how these high performers achieved these feats.

Inspiring Performers

Date: 10-Nov-15
Author: Brad Gray
What does it take to make pet food with zero waste? What changes can be made to bottles to use 5,000 tonnes less glass? Which winemaker is using 100% recycled and 100% recyclable packaging? Put on your hard-hats and high-vis vest and join us in exploring the factories of some of the Australian Packaging Covenant's 2015 High Performers. Their waste and recycling achievements will inspire and amaze. Find out more ...

Test Your Recycling Knowledge!

Date: 03-Nov-15
Author: Marty Middlebrook
How much of this skip bin can be recycled? Win prizes and test your knowledge with the Recycle Right Quiz

Getting Your Recycling Sorted

Date: 03-Nov-15
Author: Brad Gray
Even though Australians are good recyclers, there are many questions. National Recycling Week has the answers

New Label Makes Recycling Easy

Date: 06-Oct-15
Author: Brad Gray
Planet Ark is very proud to launch its new Australian Recycling Label, which has been designed to address both customer confusion and the desire for on-pack information.

Garage Sale Trailing Right Around Australia

Date: 30-Sep-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Garage Sale Trail is one big day of Garage Sales happening in every state for the first time on Saturday October 24th. And there are so many benefits to jumping on board.

An Office Fling Is Good For Circulation

Date: 23-Sep-15
Author: Brad Gray
Paper is the largest contributor to waste generated by offices in Australia. Fling some Files this Friday for National Recycling Week

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.

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.

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.

E-Waste Busters

Date: 28-May-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Each year, we at Planet Ark receive thousands of enquiries from Australians wanting to know how they can recycle their e-waste. Is there a pick up service? Can I put my TV on the street? What about DVD players, are they accepted? Well, we're here to answer those questions and bust a few of myths so you know exactly what to do with your old electronics.

One House, Four Hours, Four Tonnes of Recycling

Date: 24-Apr-15
Author: Brad Gray
If your household is like most Australian homes you recycle diligently. But how much do you think you could recycle in one four-hour period?

The art of upcycling

Date: 13-Apr-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Re-purposing discarded objects through art and design could inspire consumers to be more conscious and provide solutions to the world's waste problems.

Happy Eco-Easter!

Date: 01-Apr-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Easter is a busy and fun time of year but it doesn't need to come with an Easter bunny shaped eco-footprint.

Creative Composting

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
Food waste makes up over one-third of household waste and when it ends up in landfill it creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Clean Clothes for Sensitive Souls

Date: 26-Feb-15
Author: Claire Bell
The list of ingredients in common washing powders can read like a recipe of synthetic chemicals. It's easy to see how some products can trigger allergic reactions in both adults and children and cause harm to the environment as well.

Planet Ark Ambassadors Honoured

Date: 28-Jan-15
Author: Brad Gray
In this week's Australia Day Awards two of Planet Ark's ambassadors - Layne Beachley and Jackie French - have been recognised for their contribution to Australia.

Turning Trash Into Treasure

Date: 21-May-14
Author: Emily Donnelly
Have you ever worn out or broken a prized possession; something that you're devastated to have to part with? Maybe a favourite mug, a gorgeous umbrella or comfortable old, t-shirt? With a little creative re-use or up-cycling you won't have to say good bye. So we thought we'd share some creative ways the Planet Ark team has given old items a new life; and they're so easy, you can do it too! Find out more...

50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools

Date: 25-May-15
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!

Fantastic File Flinging Achievements

Date: 09-Dec-14
Author: Ryan Collins
For National Recycling Week, workplaces, councils and schools held Friday File Flings to turn their unused files back into a valuable resource while decluttering the office! Find out the fantastic achievements.

Buy It Back

Date: 16-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
91% of Australians agree that recycling is the right thing to do. But putting items in the recycling bin is only half the job. For recycling to achieve it's full environmental and economic potential consumers and businesses need to purchase products with recycled material.

Think Outside The Bin

Date: 15-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
As of 2014 there are more active SIM cards in the world than people. This brings into sharp focus the need for recycling options for items not accepted in kerbside recycling bins including mobile phones, e-waste, printer cartridges and soft plastics.

Feel Good Recycling

Date: 14-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers shows that recycling at work is good for the environment as well as for staff morale. The reports shows that 78% of Australians agree that having recycling options at work either would, or does, make them feel they are working for a responsible employer. Find out more...

Fling Then Finish The Job

Date: 14-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
This week thousands of people in workplaces all over Australia are getting together for an office fling - a Friday File Fling that is. A fling is the start of the recycling loop for office paper.

Do It In Public

Date: 13-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
Australians are so used to having access to recycling that three in four (74%) feel frustration when they can't find recycling facilities when they are out at the beach, park or shopping centre.

Don't Bag It

Date: 12-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
More than three quarters of Australians (77%) never put their recyclables in the bin in a plastic bag but 23% do so, either sometime or all the time. Many of this latter group don't realise the recycling in a plastic bag ends up in landfill.

Do It In The Bathroom

Date: 11-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
While most Australians are star recyclers in the kitchen, when it comes to the other rooms of the house their recycling skills tend to go to waste meaning recyclable items like aerosol cans and shampoo bottles are ending up in landfill.

Know the Facts

Date: 10-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Even though aerosol cans are easily recyclable, 66% of Australians aren't sure what to do with them. This is just one of the surprise findings in Planet Ark's Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers report.

Yes You Can

Date: 09-Nov-14
Author: Brad Gray
Almost one in three Australians are unsure what to do with used aerosol cans even though they are easily recyclable. This confusion is resulting in many of the 250 million cans used each year going to landfill.

Sorting It Out

Date: 08-Nov-14
Author: Claire Grant
What happens to your recycling after it's collected from your kerbside? How are the different materials separated? Councils around the country are lifting the lid on the contents of residents' recycling bins with tours of material recovery facilities for National Recycling Week.

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.

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!

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 07-Oct-14
Author: Claire Grant
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. Workplaces can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues 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.

Responsibility is Trending

Date: 01-Sep-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you've recycled a mobile phone or printer cartridge you are part of a growing trend. Manufacturers of an increasing number of products are taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of the items they make. The responsibility trend now covers products as varied as plastic bags, mobile phones and tyres.

Opportunity to Shop

Date: 27-Aug-14
Author: Jessica Uechtritz
Fashion is speeding up, which has both financial and environmental costs. In Australia we spend around $12 billion on fashion retail purchases each year. So, during National Op Shop Week, we think about how we can reduce these costs.

Re-Knitting - The New Yoga

Date: 22-Jul-14
Author: Rebecca Gilling
Once the preserve of grannies, knitting has become hip. In fact it is now being seen as the new yoga. Knitting can help calm the mind and requires a bit of practice and skill. But what it doesn't require is new wool. Old jumpers, scarves and hats can be unraveled and re-knitted (or recycled) into new items.

From Toner to Tarmac

Date: 30-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The last thing you'd expect to do after recycling your printer cartridges is to drive over them but now you could! Due to the development of a new product that turns residual toner into road surface, the recycled material, which is being rolled out in streets around Australia right now, makes road surfaces stronger and reduces their carbon emissions. Pretty amazing! Find out more...

Recycle right quiz winners!

Date: 18-Dec-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Find out who won our 5 green prize packs to help make reducing, reusing and recycling easy every day.

Thanks for taking recycling to new highs Australia!

Date: 13-Dec-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Latest figures show this year Australia recycled 64.2% of its packaging, our best year ever. Check out what else National Recycling Week achieved as part of the recycling revolution!

Bring friends and family together for a less wasteful Christmas

Date: 06-Dec-13
Author: Zo Zhou
The 12 Do's of Christmas are set to once again inspire Aussies to celebrate with more joy and less waste. Here are a few ideas to help you involve your loved ones, and get more people reducing, reusing and recycling these holidays...

Files rescued for recycling

Date: 26-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
For National Recycling Week, workplaces, councils and schools held Friday File Flings to turn their unused files back into a valuable resource while decluttering the office! Find out what we collectively achieved...

Food For the Environment

Date: 17-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australian households throw away 4.5 million tonnes of food every year or enough to fill more than 450,000 garbage trucks. But food waste is the new frontier in recycling with the options of turning it into energy and valuable fertiliser growing rapidly.

Soft Plastic Going Down Down

Date: 16-Nov-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australians dispose of around 300,000 tonnes of flexible or soft plastics every year. A new program being run though selected Coles stores has recycled more than a million units (bags and packets) a week in its first year of operation.

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.

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 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.

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.

Dunlop Flooring Wins Banksia Sustainability Award

Date: 22-Oct-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Acknowledged amongst Australia's most environmentally and sustainable organization's, Dunlop Flooring, a supporter of Planet Ark's National Recycling Week, won the Banksia Sustainability Award in the category of Waste Minimisation.

New Recycling Week lesson plans by Cool Australia

Date: 11-Oct-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Teachers will have an exciting new range of curriculum aligned lesson plans developed as part of National Recycling Week. Check out the range of lesson plans now to engage students about recycling and waste minimisation...

The cost of workplace waste

Date: 03-Oct-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australian workplaces are spending more than $2.2 billion each year on waste services, of which $1.4 billion is spent on waste to landfill. As waste disposal costs increase, it makes financial sense to look for recycling options for the wide range of waste materials generated by businesses.

The Path to Positive Packaging

Date: 11-Jul-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The Australian Packaging Covenant provides industry with tools to design and dispose of consumer packaging more sustainably. Find out what it is and what it does for your products and your environment...

Tasmania Says Goodbye To Plastic Shopping Bags

Date: 19-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Come 1st November 2013, Tasmania will be the fourth State/Territory to implement a plastic bag ban. Read on...

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' turns e-waste into opportunity

Date: 29-Apr-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Printer cartridges contain valuable metals such as steel, aluminium and copper, much of which can be recycled, so it's important that people continue to recycle them. The recycled materials can be turned into pens, rulers, chemical spill clean up kits, and in eWood applications such as park benches, fencing and signs.

E-Waste Recycling World Record Attempt

Date: 15-Apr-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australians are world-leading recyclers - just look at the 21 million printer cartridges recycled by 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. And now, between the 20th and 28th April we can help TechCollect set a world record for the most TVs, computers and printers recycled. Find out how you can help and let your friends and family know. Read more...

WIN an iPad by becoming a case study

Date: 04-Mar-13
Author: Ryan Collins
We want to hear how BusinessRecycling has made recycling easier at work for you. We're looking for BusinessRecycling case studies which we'll promote for free in social media and on the site. Plus you could win 1 of 2 iPads/tablet PCs! Complete our quick Case Study Form to enter...

An Australian First: Free soft plastic recycling at Coles

Date: 18-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Frustrated by plastic bag waste? Wish you could recycle your biscuit packets and bread, rice and pasta bags? Well you can now recycle all these soft plastics and more at 376 Coles stores covering Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Read on...

Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition Winners Announced

Date: 11-Dec-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The Tetra Pak Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition was a chance for students to show how well they recycle at home. Find out who the winners were.

The 12 Do's of Christmas

Date: 03-Dec-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Christmas is a time of joy and festivities, but it is also the season when households generate extra waste. Aussies are tipped to spend an incredible $10 billion on food this December, but can you guess how much of that we actually ends up in landfill? To find out, and to learn more about Planet Ark's guide for a greener Christmas, read on...

Fantastic file flingers of 2012

Date: 29-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
For National Recycling Week, fifty fabulous organisations held Friday File Flings to turn their unused files into a valuable resource - and to have some recycling fun! So far 27 workplaces have sent us their results and we're happy to report that over 7.7 tonnes of old files were recycled. Find out what this saved...

Great cartridge pen giveaway winners announced

Date: 14-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
To celebrate National Recycling Week and to encourage schools to recycle as much as possible, 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' offered Greenschools subcscribers the chance to win one of 10 packs of 15 Enviroliner pens, made from recycled inkjet cartridges. Check out who won...

Second Nature - Recycling In Australia

Date: 12-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
For most Australians recycling the newspaper, aluminium cans and milk cartons they use at home has become second nature, but we're still throwing 22 million tonnes of waste into landfill each year. Planet Ark's new "Second Nature: Recycling in Australia" report details the current state of recycling, how we got there, and where we're heading.

Free TV and Computer Recycling Launched in NSW

Date: 09-Nov-12
Author: Ryan Collins
In the lead up to National Recycling Week 2012 the NSW launch of TechCollect, the new free TV and computer recycling program was held at Randwick City Council's Perry Street depot today.

Food Scrap Recycling at Work...Brought to You by Costa!

Date: 08-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Every year Australians throw away an estimated three million tonnes or $5.2 billion of food, wasting the resources used to harvest, transport, process and distribute this food. However, there's much we can do while we're at work to reduce this staggering statistic. Find out more...

Sweet Office Flings for the Environment

Date: 30-Oct-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Hold a Friday File Fling in your workplace this National Recycling Week to help the environment, de-clutter the office and engage your colleagues about the benefits of recycling! It's free to register and we help you every step of the way! Find out more...

Get students recycling

Date: 25-Oct-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Planet Ark's Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition is now open to help students recycle right this National Recycling Week 2012. Find out how you can win some great environmental prizes...

Winners of the Wiggos Composting Pods announced

Date: 22-Oct-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Winners of the Wiggos Composting Pods have been announced!

Pass the Can and help us educate kids

Date: 25-Sep-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Do you remember playing pass the parcel? Well get ready to play the 21st Century version - Pass the Can! This new Facebook app is set to raise funds for Planet Ark to develop recycling education lessons for Aussie school kids. Join the fun, crush a can then pass it on. Every pass generates a $1 donation.

Extra Extra newsprint recycling efforts in Australia lead the world

Date: 23-Aug-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Australia has come out ahead in its recovery and recycling rate for newsprint for 2012, keeping with a steadily high trend set in the last two years. According to an annual report from the Publishers' National Environment Bureau, 77.7% of all Australian newsprint was recovered compared to the average 70.0% recycling rate for newsprint in Europe.

Famous faces celebrate 10 years of cartridge recycling!

Date: 30-Apr-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
Renowned singer Kamahl and media personality Tim Webster are just two of the famous faces helping 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

Winners of Schools Recycle Right Schools Competition

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The winners of the Tetra Pak 'Schools Recycle Right Challenge Schools Competition' have been chosen. Find out which schools have won some great prizes.

Easy to recycle this Christmas Tree!

Date: 06-Jan-12
Author: Zhi Yan
This 8 metre tall Christmas tree was built with 3,500 Tetra Pak carton packages.

Recycle Your Mobile Phone Securely

Date: 09-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
New research conducted by the mobile phone industry's official recycling program, MobileMuster, has revealed that 76 per cent of Australians would feel more confident recycling their old mobiles if they knew how to delete or save the data stored on them*.

Get Ready To Fling

Date: 04-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
With over 40 businesses registered, the Friday File Fling is in full swing! Find out who is participating and how your business can get involved - it's not too late.

Choosing the Right Recycler

Date: 03-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
Ensuring your waste is recycled correctly and legally can be as easy as asking a recycler the right questions. Check out our guide for 'Choosing the Right Recycler.'

Round Up Your Old Mobiles - It's Free and Easy

Date: 03-Nov-11
Author: Lucy Band
The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program and MobileMuster have teamed up to help you, your colleagues and your workplace recycle your printer cartridges and mobile phones in one easy step. Read on ...

GS Yuasa EV Battery Joint Venture To Hike Output

Date: 07-Oct-11
Author: A joint venture between Japan's GS Yuasa Corp, Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Motors Corp will boost the world's production of lithium ion batteries, used in electric cars.

Recycle Your Car Battery to Help Planet Ark

Date: 16-Aug-11
Author: Until the 11th September, when you take your used car battery to any Battery World store for recycling you'll receive $15 dollars off the price of a new Century or GS Yuasa car battery - and Planet Ark will receive $5 to help with our recycling programs.

Treading Lightly on the Environment

Date: 29-Jul-11
Author: Planet Ark is proud to announce Dunlop Flooring and Flooring Xtra as new supporters of the National Recycling Week initiative. Flooring Xtra will help you tread more lightly on the Earth.

Recycling your mobile phone helps our beaches too

Date: 26-Jul-11
Author: Recycle your mobile phone before 30 September to help Landcare and Coastcare groups protect our coastline.

Canon's 2011 Environmental Grants Program is Now Open

Date: 17-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Each year Canon Australia awards five grants to the sum of $5,000 to projects or organisations that can demonstrate a positive impact on Australia's natural environment and communities. Read on to find out more.

Happy Birthday, 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'!

Date: 03-May-11
Author: In its first 8 years, enough cartridges have been collected to fill over 30 Olympic swimming pools or almost 100 jumbo jets.

Help us celebrate our 18th birthday and win prizes

Date: 10-Mar-11
Author: Tell us what you would like to see Planet Ark achieve in the next few years, and you'll go in the running to win a share in over $900 worth of prizes!

'Eco-trade' Campaign Makes Vacuum Cleaner Recycling Easy - and 15% More Rewarding

Date: 03-Mar-11
Author: Zhi Yan
During March 2011, take advantage of this great initiative by Dyson and The Good Guys to recycle your unwanted vacuum cleaner AND get a 15% discount off a brand new Dyson vacuum cleaner.

EU Seeks Stricter Rules For E-Waste - World Environment News

Date: 04-Feb-11
Author: Lucy Band
The European Parliament proposed stricter rules on Thursday to halt what has become Europe's fastest growing type of waste: discarded mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices.

File Flinging Prevents 13 Tonnes of Hot Air

Date: 02-Dec-10
Author: Lucy Band
Participants in National Recycling Week's Friday File Fling have made fantastic environmental savings and they're ready to do it again next year. Find out more.

The Journey of Jeans - Watch It Now !

Date: 05-Nov-10
Author: Lucy Band
Watch this short animated clip that follows the journey of a pair of jeans from crop to swap, narrated by Melissa Doyle, co-host of Sunrise and Big Aussie Swap ambassador. If you like what you see, then pass it on - post the video on your work website, facebook, blog or send the link on to others. The more swapping the lighter our footprint.

Office Flings Are Flooding In

Date: 21-Oct-10
Author: Lucy Band
Registrations for the Friday File Fling are flooding in from across the country. It's an easy to organise and fun staff engagement activity.

Recycling within reach of small business

Date: 24-Jun-10
Author: Michelle Cook
The most extensive directory of recycling services in Australia will be launched by Planet Ark today to help business owners and operators save money and reduce waste.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Special Program in Victoria

Date: 29-Mar-10
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Are you in a workplace in Victoria with your own 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box? Check out the trial program with Mobile Muster.

WIN with Planet Ark

Date: 15-Feb-10
Author: Michelle Cook
Here's a competition that is as easy to enter as it is to recycle an aluminium can

Think before you fling

Date: 13-Nov-09
Author: Michelle Cook
The industry body for archivists reminds participants in Planet Ark's Friday File Fling of a few important considerations

Calling Green Team members

Date: 17-Jun-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Are you or your friend, colleague or partner part of a formal or informal Green Team or Sustainability Team at work?

Your Ideas Wanted!

Date: 26-May-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Planet Ark is keen to hear your feedback on our website. Australian residents go into the running to win a subscription to G Magazine!

CitySmart Home Service rebate available

Date: 14-May-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
The CitySmart Home Service rebate enables residents of Brisbane City to reduce their home greenhouse gas emissions by improving water and energy efficiency as well as lower the cost of energy bills for free.

Brisbane Council Solar Hot Water Rebate Ending Soon

Date: 14-May-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Brisbane City Council's $400 solar hot water rebate program ends 30 June 2009. Check out the program to see how you can make significant savings on your electricity bill as well as reduce your carbon emissions.

FareShare gets a boost!

Date: 13-May-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Even more food is set to be diverted from landfill into community meals as Safeway in Melbourne joins the FareShare program.

Emerging Needs funding for environmental projects

Date: 05-May-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
The City of Melbourne Community Services Grants Program is funding Community Action on the Environment in the categories of are greenhouse, water, waste and recycling and green spaces.

Insulation & Solar Hot Water rebates

Date: 05-May-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Owner occupiers, landlords and tenants may be eligible for Federal Government rebates for ceiling insulation and solar hot water systems.

Kids get arty for World Environment Day

Date: 30-Apr-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Kids from City of Sydney are invited to get arty for World Environment Day and enter the City of Sydney's third annual Children's Fine Art and Digital Art Competition and Exhibition.

Recycled content paper guides released

Date: 29-Apr-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
DECC has recently published two guides to recycled content paper - Know your paper (for office/copy paper) and Know your printing paper.

Call For Environmental Trust Applications

Date: 25-Mar-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Grants for a range of projects are available through the Environmental Trust.

Recycle Right DVD Available

Date: 24-Mar-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
An educational DVD on how to Recycle Right is available for teachers and other commuity groups. The DVD includes the YouTube clips on the RecyclingWeek media pages - topics such as Plastic Containers, Contamination, Organics and E-Waste.

Victorian Bushfire Recovery: Chemical clear-out assistance

Date: 19-Mar-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Free assistance to all chemical users affected by the recent Victorian bushfires has been offered by Agsafe.

NRWO8 Evaluation Released

Date: 19-Mar-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
The Evaluation for National Recycling Week 2008 has now been released, with information on the outcomes of the campaign.

NRW Launch with City of Sydney

Date: 12-Nov-08
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Hundreds of office workers, tourists, mums & bubs and Sydneysiders celebrated National Recycling Week on Monday 10th November at Martin Place, to the sounds of the National Junk Band - performing on their recycled instruments.

NRW Community Launch

Date: 12-Nov-08
Author: Amy Nancarrow
The National Recycling Week Community Launch was a great success at Newtown Festival on Sunday 9th November.

Lamp Recycling & Give-Away Program in Kiama

Date: 05-Nov-08
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Kiama Municipal Council are holding a recycling program for lamps during National Recycling Week. Check Events listing for details.

Gosford Council Events

Date: 31-Oct-08
Author: Amy Nancarrow
To celebrate National Recycling Week Gosford Council are inviting all Central Coast residents to participate in a range of events and stalls and to 'Recycle a Steel Can to Win!' See Events for details.

Canterbury Council Events

Date: 29-Oct-08
Author: Amy Nancarrow
A stall with competition and prizes will be held in Campsie and a free Recycling Facility Tour. Check Events listings for more details.

Launch of National Recycling Week Council Pages

Date: 15-Sep-08
Author: Ian Bridges
Planet Ark is pleased to launch the National Recycling Week council pages of its website.

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