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Thursday, January 5, 2012

PLANET ARK - helping everyone to make a difference

About Planet Ark's Environmental Campaigns (from their website here)

Planet Ark designs its campaigns so you can make a difference. Whether through recycling more, planting trees for treeday or changing to energy efficient lightglobes, small changes to individual behaviour add up to big savings for the environment.
Most of our campaigns have their own sites which provide detailed information, and focus on the ways you can make a difference. See the campaign pages fo a summary of each campaign and links to the campaign sites.

Aluminium Cans

Australians currently recycle over 2 billion aluminium cans each year. Find out more about Aluminium Cans and how you can help our environment

Business Recycling

The Business Recycling website is designed to make it easy for businesses, especially small and medium sized businesses, to find recycling services in their area.

Carbon Reduction Label

Planet Ark and the Carbon Trust have launched the Carbon Reduction Label in Australia. Planet Ark is working with businesses wanting to undertake carbon footprinting and labelling of their product.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Australians send 34 printer cartridges to landfill every minute. We are determined to make our landfills the biggest loser by urging Australians to deprive their garbage bins of electronic waste.

Festive Recycling

Between Christmas, New Year and Australia Day Australians produce more recycling than any other time of the year. Which is why Planet Ark and Australia Post encouraging everyone to have a clean and green festive period.

National Recycling Week

Recycling aids in the fight against global warming by reducing the amount of new materials we use to sustain out lifestyle.

National Tree Day

National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota, is Australia's biggest community tree-planting event.

Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good

When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change by storing carbon and through reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good explains why and highlights how to choose the right wood.

Palm Oil Free

Palm Oil Free is Planet Ark's campaign to help stop deforestation in South East-Asia due to palm oil plantations, which are destroying the habit of the amazing Sumatran and Bornean orangutans as well as many other incredible birds, animals, plants and critters.

'PaperCutz 4 Planet Ark'

'PaperCutz 4 Planet Ark' aims to encourage people to switch from paper-based to electronic communications to save water, energy and resources used in paper production and distribution, as well as the solid waste and greenhouse gases emitted in the process.

Plastic Bag Reduction

Planet Ark led the National Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign in Australia from 2002 to 2005. Since then millions of Australians have embraced the use of reusable bags as part of their regular shopping habits.

RecyclingNearYou

RecyclingNearYou is your one stop shop for local recycling information.

Climate Change

While climate change may seem insurmountable the solutions don't necessarily have to involve radical changes to our lives, but rather, are achievable by working smarter and using our resources more efficiently.


www.ausmepa.org.au

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