Business Recycling News

Win a Tablet Worth $850!

Date: 23-Mar-15
Author: We need your help and we're offering you the chance to win an iPad or tablet of your choice to the value of AUD $850!

Wood - Good For Health and For Business

Date: 23-Mar-15
Author: Brad Gray
A new report shows that being surrounded by wood at home, work and school has real and measurable health benefits. It also shows that in a corporate environment the presence of wooden furnishings and fixtures conveys feelings of innovation, energy and comfort.

Breaking the Barriers to Workplace Recycling

Date: 10-Mar-15
Author: Ryan Collins
Australians are great recyclers at home, but when it comes to work, we are falling down on the job. Planet Ark has identified a number of key barriers to workplace recycling and some simple actions to overcome them.

Training for NSW Facility Workers

Date: 03-Mar-15
Author: Claire Grant
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver workshops to introduce a Waste & Resource Recovery Facilities Manual to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and supervisors from across NSW. The next workshop is set for 12th March in western Sydney.

Changing Batteries

Date: 12-Feb-15
Author: Emily Donnelly
We use batteries almost every day; in TV remotes, smoke alarms, watches, mobile phones, computers and children's toys. However, even though batteries are recyclable, around 8,000 tonnes or 97 per cent end up in landfill each year.

Is Your Business Throwing Money Away With Your Food Waste?

Date: 09-Feb-15
Author: Claire Grant
Did you know restaurants and cafes throw away nearly a quarter of the food they buy for their business? Take the opportunity to be part of some new research aiming to reduce waste, save money and help the environment.

Free Your Business of E-waste!

Date: 06-Feb-15
Author: Claire Grant
Is e-waste taking up too much space in your office? Find out how to go e-waste free at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne.

Promote Your Waste-Wise Christmas

Date: 04-Dec-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Are you looking to encourage a greener Christmas? Then we have the toolkit for you! We've developed a range of promotional resources like ecards, posters, social media posts and adaptable blogs/articles for you to use. DO check it out!

12 Do's for a Greener Christmas

Date: 02-Dec-14
Author: Claire Grant
Unwrapping a new gadget might provide a short-term high, but with more active SIM cards on the planet than people, it comes with an environmental impact . Global sales figures for smartphones, tablets and PCs, are projected to reach 2.4 billion devices for 2014, and that figure is tipped to grow into next year .

Buy It Back

Date: 16-Nov-14
Author: Ryan Collins
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.

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.

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.

Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper

Date: 09-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. 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.

Positive Social Proof - Behaviour Change Made Easy

Date: 25-Sep-14
Author: Damian Dabrowski
They're common in almost all workplaces, the sign telling people to turn the lights off when they leave a room or the e-mail bemoaning the mess in the kitchen. But what's written on that sign or in the e-mail can have a significant impact on how effective it is and whether it has a positive or a negative impact.

Transpacific-Cleanaway Grounds Entire Garbage Truck Fleet

Date: 20-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Waste collections have been suspended across Australia in areas serviced by Cleanaway trucks after a fatal road accident in South Australia.

High Standards Gets Green Tick For MobileMuster

Date: 05-Aug-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Australia's first voluntary product stewardship scheme has been formally accredited by the Federal Government.

How Much Is Nature Worth?

Date: 20-Jul-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
How much money are Australian workers prepared to give up to have greater contact with nature at work? How do indoor plants affect productivity? What do they do for air quality? How many workers can't see the sky or a single potted plant from their workstation? All of these questions are answered in Planet Ark's new report titled Valuing Trees - What is Nature Worth? - launched in the run up to National Tree Day.

Aussie, Recycled and Certified

Date: 20-Jul-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Office paper is probably the most recycled material in Australian workplaces. But when it comes to using recycled office paper things aren't so good. Less than one in six reams of paper bought include any recycled content. There are three things for you, or your purchasing manager, should look for to make the right paper choice.

Recycling Contracts Cleared Up

Date: 20-Jul-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Workplaces come in all sizes so your waste and recycling service should fit your specific needs. A good contract can achieve some great outcomes like reducing costs, increasing recycling and improving amenity. Our waste and recycling contract guides will help you find the most appropriate service for your workplace.

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...

Personal Post-It - Behaviour Change Made Easy

Date: 17-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
If you're trying to encourage colleagues (friends or students) to provide you with feedback on a green policy or to undertake a new behaviour a simple little trick in personalising the message can have a big impact. It's as simple as personalising a Post-it. Find out more ...

Measure the Impact of Your Phones

Date: 17-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster is offering a limited number of workplaces a free and interactive collection unit to help engage colleagues in recycling their old phones.

From flat-pack furniture to workplace recycling

Date: 04-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
IKEA Tempe is making a remarkable effort to reduce its impact on the environment by introducing recycling into the workplace, and last year diverted 60% of their waste from landfill. Check out how they're doing it.

Local Council leads the way on workplace recycling

Date: 04-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Armidale Dumaresq Council has tackled recycling head-on, saving thousands of dollars and diverting 70% of waste from landfill. For them it's now the norm.

Solar company ramps up office recycling

Date: 03-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Apricus Australia, the leading manufacturer and distributor of evacuated tube solar hot water solutions in Australia, recently implemented a centralised office recycling system. Find out why it was "a no brainer."

Training For NSW Facility Workers & Bin Trim Program

Date: 02-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver the next workshop to introduce a Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Workers Manual to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and managers.

Shopping Centre Recycles Tonnes, Saves Loads!

Date: 02-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Marrickville Metro's recycling program proves a success with waste costs cut in half and comingled recycling achieving a fivefold increase. Find out about this Sydney shopping centre's business recycling success story.

Waste costs decrease by 30% for Express Data

Date: 01-Apr-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Monitoring waste and searching for recycling options can pay dividends for small to medium businesses. Find out what Express Data Holdings did to gain a 30% decrease in waste costs.

The BEST way to trim your bin

Date: 31-Mar-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Small to medium businesses are finding the BusinessRecycling and Bin Trim tools critical to implementing their green initiatives. And not just in the cities.

Sydney Markets Receives Global Recycling Award

Date: 28-Feb-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Over $7 million has been saved in waste disposal costs since 2005 by Sydney Markets. Recently, Australia's largest market was recognised as a world leader in recycling at the Global Sustainability Leaderships Conference and Awards.

What would you do with wood pallets

Date: 26-Feb-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Each year in Victoria alone, 600,000 tonnes of wooden pallets go to landfill. This is enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1.5 times. Discover some of the creative solutions of recycling...

New Grants Supporting NSW Businesses to Recycle

Date: 24-Feb-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Contractors, industry advisors, not-for-profits and local governments have the opportunity to apply for grants through the NSW EPA under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Manual Workshops for NSW

Date: 21-Feb-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Training for waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and supervisors from across NSW will be delivered by WCRA with support from the EPA. Find out more...

NSW EPA Crackdown on Tyre Retailers

Date: 19-Feb-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Half of NSW tyre retailers are unaware of their disposal responsibilities a recent audit found...

NSW Workshops Helping Business Recycle

Date: 17-Feb-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Waste and recycling industry and council staff will be provided with the right tools to assists business clients to reduce waste and recycle more.

Tablet Draw Winners Announced

Date: 09-Jan-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Who were the lucky winners of the BusinessRecycling User Survey 2013 prize draw?

More NSW 'Waste Less, Recycle More' Funding Grants

Date: 23-Dec-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The new Major Resource Recovery and Organics Infrastructure program grants are now open for applications.

A Model Business Cooperative in Recycling

Date: 12-Dec-13
Author: Ryan Collins
One of Melbourne's most iconic laneways, Degraves Street, has become a leader in dealing with waste.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Blitzes 2013 Target

Date: 10-Dec-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: 19-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
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. Read on...

NSW Waste Less Recycle More grants now open

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The largest waste and recycling funding program in Australia has announced the first round of grants.

An iPad for your thoughts?

Date: 11-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
We'd like to find out if 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.

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...

Waste 2014 Conference & Exhibition Prospectus Released

Date: 02-Oct-13
Author: Ryan Collins
EOIs and calls for abstracts are now open. Attendees will benefit from exhibition by leading companies and professionals in the waste management industry from across Australia, as well as hear from keynote speakers on the latest developments in the industry.

Recycled Paper Giveaway

Date: 24-Sep-13
Author: Ryan Collins
We've got 100 reams of 100% Recycled Reflex paper to give away and all you need to do is let us know whether or not you use recycled office paper and why. It's as simple as that. You have until Sunday 29th September.

Helping Business Recycle

Date: 19-Sep-13
Author: Ryan Collins
WCRA and NSW EPA are delivering workshops to assist business reduce waste and recycle more.

The cost of business waste

Date: 17-Sep-13
Author: Sara McGregor
Australian businesses 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.

4th Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference returns to Sydney

Date: 10-Sep-13
Author: Ryan Collins
This three-day event is essential for anyone with an interest in the development of innovations for the use and reuse of waste materials. Find out more...

Sustainability Victoria $600k Grant Funding for C & I Recycling

Date: 05-Sep-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Expressions of Interest are now open for 'Smarter Resources, Smarter Business: Recycling' funding which will be provided for infrastructure, training and education...

Waste & Recycle Conference 2013 - Register now!

Date: 16-Jul-13
Author: Ryan Collins
It's on again in September with Dr Karl as a special guest speaker. Find out more about the Waste & Recycle 2013 Conference...

WCRA Breakfast Briefing on the NSW Business Recycling Fund

Date: 10-Jul-13
Author: Ryan Collins
A new $35M Fund has been established as part of the NSW Government's Waste Less Recycle More initiative to help business to reduce waste and increase recycling. Find out all about it at this NSW EPA presentation...

BusinessRecycling Now Comes With Tangible Benefits!

Date: 27-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Have you ever wondered what the "everyday" savings are of recycling a certain material? Well BusinessRecycling has come to the rescue! Read on...

Bright news for fluoro-light recycling

Date: 19-Jun-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Some major Victorian organisations have been recognised for their participation in the fluorescent light recycling program FluoroCycle, which ensures harmful mercury is kept out of the environment. Find out more...

Think Eat Save for World Environment Day #WED

Date: 05-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Australian businesses throw away over 1 million tonnes of food waste per year. With the theme for today's World Environment Day being Think Eat Save, check out the good work being done to reduce food waste and what businesses can do to help...

Nominate for WA's Waste Authority Affinity Awards

Date: 03-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Celebrate innovation, commitment and creativity. Find out how to nominate your organisation, yourself or someone else...

NSW EPA seizes records to expose dumping

Date: 27-May-13
Author: Ryan Collins
In a bid to target waste operators hiding contaminated waste in landfill the NSW EPA has appropriated documents and computers from three companies. Read on...

NSW Australian Organics Recycling Association Awards

Date: 24-May-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Nominations close 31 May for the Leadership Awards for Local Government and Industry, celebrating compost innovation and soil improvement. Find out how to nominate...

The Business of Waste Management in NSW

Date: 07-May-13
Author: Ryan Collins
This convention focuses on the needs of business, waste management, and the role of government. Find out where and when it is to be held...

'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.

Nominate for a 2013 Green Globe Award

Date: 26-Apr-13
Author: Zo Zhou
NSW small and large businesses, individuals, state and local government and not-for-profit organisations who can demonstrate significant environmental achievements are encouraged to nominate for an award.

Commercial and industrial waste and recycling workshop

Date: 23-Apr-13
Author: Zo Zhou
The NSW Environmental Protection Authority and the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW are teaming up to help businesses and councils reduce waste and recycle more. Find out how your organisation could benefit...

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...

Old Mobiles Help Change Lives

Date: 21-Mar-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Salvos Stores will get $2/kg of mobiles collected in-store from MobileMuster in a new partnership. Read on...

Has your workplace been disposing of your waste legally?

Date: 19-Mar-13
Author: Zo Zhou
The City of Sydney is on the lookout for the person that illegally dumped two tonnes of asbestos in a side street, highlighting the need for everyone to ensure they know how to responsibly and legally dispose of their waste. Read more...

WIN an iPad by becoming a case study

Date: 01-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...

Free Seminars to Maximise Wood & Wood Pallet Recycling in NSW

Date: 28-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Penrith, Wollongong and Parramatta play host in March to free seminars to assist companies recycle more waste timber. Find out more...

New $465.7 Million Waste and Resource Recovery Initiative for NSW

Date: 26-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
'Waste Less, Recycle More' is the five-year initiative that sets out the NSW Government's new waste and recycling agenda. Read on...

Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW workshops extended

Date: 22-Feb-13
Author: Zo Zhou
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to announce the extension of their training workshops thanks to the support of the NSW EPA. Find out when and where...

Show Off Your Success

Date: 20-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
We're looking for BusinessRecycling case studies which we'll promote for free in social media and on the site! If your organisation has used the BusinessRecycling website or hotline, we'd love to hear from you...

Business Clean Up Australia Day Just Around The Corner

Date: 18-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Any business, anywhere can take action for the Australian environment through Business Clean Up Australia Day on Tuesday, 26th February 2013. Find out more...

See Story of Stuff co-creator Annie Leonard live in Melbourne

Date: 11-Feb-13
Author: Zo Zhou
MobileMuster is bringing Annie Leonard to Australia as part of the Sustainability Living Festival (SLF) in Melbourne, which runs from the 9th-24th of February. Co-creator of the enormously successful The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard, leads the international line-up in this year's Festival at two talks, The Story of Stuff (Fri 15 Feb) and The Story of Change (Sat 16 Feb)...

Use of Recovered Crushed Glass in Civil Construction Training

Date: 08-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Workshops across NSW for recycling industry & waste management personnel, civil construction personnel, education officers, local government officers, and engineers are being delivered in the Use of Recovered Crushed Glass in Civil Construction. Find out more...

Workshops on recycled materials for civil works

Date: 05-Feb-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Construction businesses can save money by making the most of recycled concrete, brick and asphalt materials. The 'Use of Recycled Materials for Pavements, Earthworks and Drainage' training course by TAFE Sydney Institute will help engineers, supervisors and construction staff plan and deliver successful civil projects using recycled materials. Find out more...

MobileMuster turns fifteen!

Date: 01-Feb-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Sydney's sustainability stars recently gathered at the Royal Botanic Gardens to celebrate MobileMuster's 15th anniversary. As the mobile phone industry's official recycling program, MobileMuster has diverted over 1 million kilograms of mobile phone components from landfill as of December 2012, so there was much to celebrate. Find out more...

Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Manual Workshops in NSW

Date: 21-Jan-13
Author: Ryan Collins
New workshops in Wetherill Park and Queanbeyan are being delivered by the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and managers.

Up to half of world's food goes to waste, report says

Date: 11-Jan-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behavior, a report said on Thursday.

$6.5M available for resource recovery in Vic

Date: 20-Dec-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Funding totalling $6.5 million is available from Sustainability Victoria's Resource Recovery Infrastructure fund for organisations to install infrastructure for the recovery of significant amounts of commercial and industrial sector waste.

Over 20 million cartridges find new lives!

Date: 20-Dec-12
Author: Zo Zhou
The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' recycling program is a testament to Australia's recycling ingenuity, giving over 20,086,818 printer cartridges new lives as ewood, pens and many other product components. Thank you Australia for helping us reach our goal! Find out more...

Avoid Waste with Bin Trim

Date: 05-Dec-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The NSW Environment Protection Authority has produced Bin Trim: a tool that helps you measure your business waste and provides a tailored action plan with information to reduce, reuse and recycle materials.

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...

Breakfast that means Business

Date: 27-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver "Breakfast that means business" to benefit Proprietors, Managers & Supervisors from the Waste Management & Recycling Industry. FInd out more...

Tell us what you think of BusinessRecycling

Date: 26-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Make recycling at work easier - tell us what you think of so we can modify it to better meet your needs. Complete our 5 minute online survey before 9/12/12 and you could win a tablet PC, such as an iPad, to the value of AUD$950.

Second Nature - Recycling In Australia report released

Date: 12-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Recycling is big business and it's only going to get bigger. For most Australians kerbside recycling 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...

Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo is on again

Date: 29-Oct-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) is back in 2012! See the latest products and innovations, attend workshops and seminars, and be part of the inaugural AWRE Innovation Awards.

Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Manual Workshop in Sydney

Date: 26-Oct-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is delivering a Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Workers Manual workshop to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and managers.

Zero Waste to Landfill Audit results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Date: 24-Oct-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The results of the recent Zero Waste to Landfill Audit have been finalized. Read on to find out more...

NACRO annual conference

Date: 08-Oct-12
Author: Zo Zhou
The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations is the peak body representing charitable recycling organisations throughout Australia. Leaders from various nonprofits will be speaking at the annual conference taking place on the 15th & 16th October

Turn Memories Into Realities

Date: 04-Oct-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Individuals and workplaces can now recycle their old mobile phones with MobileMuster and receive six of their favourite pictures as premium postcards to send to friends or stick on your fridge. The Memory Muster gives participants a unique reward for recycling your mobiles.

Zero Waste SA to help fund e-waste infrastructure

Date: 02-Oct-12
Author: Zo Zhou
If you're a South Australian council, Waste transfer station operator or e-waste recycler, Zero Waste SA has grants available to increase the recovery of e-waste for recycling or reprocessing. Applications close 5pm Friday 2 November 2012, so get onto it!

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.

Business Recycling Stars

Date: 24-Sep-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Is your workplace a business recycling star? Let your customers know by sharing our BusinessRecycling Star graphic on your Facebook page. If your workplace isn't recycling yet, check out our case studies of businesses doing amazing things and download the Choosing the Right Recycler Checklist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Invitation to WCRA NSW Breakfast

Date: 17-Aug-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW are organising the 'Breakfast That Means Business' event in Lidcombe, NSW with presentations from Transport for NSW and the Environment Protection Authority NSW

ACCC Webinar to Address Carbon Price Concerns

Date: 02-Aug-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Small businesses that are concerned about their obligations and rights in relation to carbon price claims have the opportunity to have their questions answered at an online information session run by the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC).

WA Infinity and Environment Award Nominations are Open

Date: 29-Jun-12
Author: Ryan Collins
It's awards time in WA with the Infinity Awards and Western Australia Environment Awards 2012 open for nominations.

Invitation to Launch of Wood Packaging Carbon Calculator

Date: 19-Jun-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The NSW Timber Development Association and the NSW Environment Protection Authority invite you to the official launch of the Carbon Benefits of Not Landfilling Wood Pallets & Packaging online calculator.

New Food Donation Tool Kit for Business

Date: 18-Jun-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Love Food Hate Waste has partnered with Do Something! to produce a useful Tool Kit describing how to donate surplus, edible food to charity.

The NSW Government's Green Globe Awards are closing soon!

Date: 25-May-12
Author: Ryan Collins
NSW small and large businesses, individuals, state and local government and community groups who can demonstrate significant environmental achievements in NSW are encouraged to apply for a Green Globe Award.

Free temporary e-waste drop-off for regional SA small businesses

Date: 16-May-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
During May 2012, residents and small businesses in regional South Australia can recycle their unwanted computer and electrical equipment, free of charge. The collected e-waste will then be recycled into many components, instead of going into landfill.

Practical product stewardship workshop at Enviro 2012 Conference

Date: 15-May-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
Experts on product stewardship will provide a practical product stewardship implementation workshop at the Enviro 2012 Conference & Exhibition in Adelaide.

Grants available for Expanded Polystyrene recycling equipment

Date: 09-May-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
The NSW Environment Protection Authority and the Australian Packaging Covenant are making $830,000 available to increase the recovery of expanded polystyrene (EPS) from the waste stream.

Seminar to Maximise Timber Recycling in NSW

Date: 01-May-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
The NSW Timber Development Association and the NSW Environment Protection Authority present a seminar to increase the recycling of commercial and industrial timber in NSW.

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.

Training For NSW Resource Recovery Facility Workers

Date: 13-Apr-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
WCRA is pleased to deliver the next workshops to introduce a Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Workers Manual to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and managers.

Have your say in developing best practice for the recycling industry

Date: 04-Apr-12
Author: Janet Sparrow
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) is holding a series of workshops to develop best practice guidelines for the industry. Read on to find out how you can participate...

Boost to Regional Recycling and Waste Management in SA

Date: 20-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
The State Government will provide funding for 14 recycling projects in regional South Australia to further improve waste management across the State. Read on ...

Waste 2012 - Real Issues, Creative Ideas & Pratical Solutions

Date: 09-Mar-12
Author: Lucy Band
Registrations for Australia's premier waste conference are now open. This 2 day event will include over 60 presentations, 40 exhibitors, over 350 delegates and 3 networking events! Find out more...

No landfill levies for ACT charities

Date: 27-Jan-12
Author: Zhi Yan
ACT charity groups that assist resource recovery are eligible to have their landfill fees waived.

Snap a recycling bin and win an iPad 2!

Date: 12-Jan-12
Author: Zhi Yan
You could win an iPad 2 and VIP tickets to the 2012 Beachley Classic, just by sending in a photo of a recycling bin. It's that easy!

Festive Food For Thought

Date: 18-Dec-11
Author: PA
Tips for not wasting food this festive season, from UniSA's Zero Waste SA Research Centre.

National Recycling Week 2011

Date: 06-Oct-11
Author: Lucy Band
There's no better reminder than National Recycling Week (November 7-13) to inspire us to do something with all the disused items around our homes and offices that can be recycled or given a new lease of life.

More Training For NSW Facility Workers

Date: 30-Sep-11
Author: WCRA is pleased to deliver the next workshop to introduce a Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Workers Manual to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and managers.

Low Carbon Australia helping your competitive advantage

Date: 16-Sep-11
Author: Lucy Band
With new Low Carbon Australia's financing opportunities there is no better time for business and industry to take steps to improve the energy performance of their buildings and operations, helping reduce costs and become energy smart and carbon savvy. Find out more

Sustainability Perspective for Small Business September

Date: 26-Aug-11
Author: This month is Small Business September in NSW. The state government is encouraging owners to see their business from 'a new perspective' and sustainability is increasingly a new perspective for small businesses.

Zero Waste SA Sustainable Markets Grants now open

Date: 25-Aug-11
Author: The Sustainable Markets Grants program aims to encourage investment in projects that support the development of sustainable markets for recycled products.

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.

Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

Date: 15-Aug-11
Author: The 2011 Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo will be held in Sydney, 10-11 November 2011.

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 Phones Will Help Protect Our Coastlines

Date: 27-Jul-11
Author: Help your workmates recycle their old mobile phones before 30 September and you'll be helping to protect our coastline.

'Giving Consumers the Environmental Edge'

Date: 08-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Planet Ark has launched Environmental Edge, a series of information-based television advertisements designed to help consumers understand the environmental benefits of a range of products and services.

Happy Birthday, 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'!

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

Brazil Factory Squeezes New Life From Old Toothpaste Tubes - World Environment News

Date: 21-Apr-11
Author: Lucy Band
A small factory in northeast Brazil is bringing smiles to the faces of environmentalists by turning used toothpaste tubes into furniture and roof tiles. One beneficiary is a local school where the children are learning that regular brushing is not only good for the teeth - but can also help the environment.

Training For NSW Facility Workers

Date: 06-Apr-11
Author: Caroline Jones
The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is pleased to deliver workshops to introduce a Waste & Resource Recovery Facility Workers Manual to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and managers from across NSW starting from the 29th April.

Australia closer to achieving a product stewardship scheme for TVs and Computers

Date: 23-Mar-11
Author: Zhi Yan
The introduction of the Product Stewardship Bill into parliament is an exciting step forward for extended producer responsibility.

Business Recycling now even stronger with Zero Waste South Australia

Date: 14-Mar-11
Author: Zhi Yan
As a Promotion Partner for Business Recycling, Zero Waste SA has committed to yet another initiative to help South Australian businesses recycle.

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!

Vacuum Cleaner Recycling Made Easy For Small Businesses

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

A Big Win For The Northern Territory Environment

Date: 25-Feb-11
Author: Lucy Band
Yesterday landmark Environmental legislation was passed in the Northern Territory Parliament - banning plastic bags and introducing a container deposit scheme.

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.

Businesses Large And Small Are Taking Part In An Office Fling

Date: 20-Oct-10
Author: Lucy Band
This National Recycling Week join businesses both large and small taking part in a Friday File Fling.

Australian Waste & Recycling Expo 2010

Date: 11-Oct-10
Author: Lucy Band
The inaugural Australian Waste & Recycling Expo 2010 is happening this November at Sydney Olympic Park. Don't miss out on, find out how to register here...

Resource recovery...the way forward

Date: 12-Aug-10
Author: Janet Sparrow
The second Australasian Industrial Ecology Conference is coming to Sydney from 2 - 3 September 2010.

Want to be recognised for your sustainable business practices?

Date: 07-Jul-10
Author: Zhi Yan
Small businesses in the City of Sydney can now enter the City's Business Awards 2010.

Recycling within reach of small business

Date: 05-Jul-10
Author: Amy Nancarrow is set to revolutionise the way that businesses manage their waste by promoting cost saving and environmentally responsible alternatives.

Join Planet Ark for the launch of Business Recycling

Date: 10-Jun-10
Author: Michelle Cook
If recycling is your business or if you'd like to know more about how to recycle in the workplace then come along to the launch of the Business Recycling website.

The more the merrier

Date: 17-May-10
Author: Brad Gray
Download our promotional fliers to send to recycling service providers...

16 Categories and 100 Materials

Date: 30-Apr-10
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Find out all the categories you can list your recycling services under

Help new customers find your recycling services

Date: 22-Apr-10
Author: Brad Gray
Recyclers are invite to list their services on

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