March 21, 2018

A recycling revolution is underway at Planet Ark in 2018

Save the dates as Planet Ark celebrates its 25th birthday and unveils its plans for 2018.

Planet Ark, Australia’s leading environmental behaviour change foundation, has laid out its plans for 2018 and will kick the year off by relaunching its biggest resource for Australian consumers.

Listed below are key dates for Planet Ark events and campaigns for the public and media to plan ahead.

Business Recycling – Tuesday, March 27
Business Recycling, sponsored by the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority, gives businesses the info and tools they need to be environmentally and financially sustainable. This year the campaign will focus on the circular economy, and how businesses can boost each other’s bottom lines and environmental outcomes by buying products made from recycled materials.

25th Birthday Celebration – Wednesday, March 28
Planet Ark will mark a quarter of a century as advocates for positive environmental action with a celebration in Melbourne featuring long term Planet Ark ambassador Jamie Durie as MC, among other high-profile guests.

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark – Monday, May 28
2018 marks Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’s 15th year, and its biggest year yet in terms of printer cartridges recycled. This will be a great opportunity to reflect on how far the recycling industry has come in 15 years. It coincides with the Make It Australian Recycled program which calls on businesses to adopt 100% recycled paper.

Schools and National Tree Day – Friday, July 27 and Sunday, July 29
Australia’s biggest nature care events take place at the end of July – Schools and National Tree Day. Australians of all ages and walks of life contribute to and care for our unique natural environment by coming together to plant trees.

National Recycling Week – Monday, November 12 to Sunday, November 18
National Recycling Week encourages Australians to look at what they recycle and what recycled products to buy. A key focus area in 2018 will be the Australasian Recycling Label, created by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, Planet Ark and PREP Design, which gives consumers information on how to recycle each component of the products they buy.

The 12 DOs of Christmas – Monday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 25
Every year Planet Ark celebrates Christmas sustainably by looking at how Australians can cut back on waste and promote a more sustainable economy with 12  simple tips ranging from making the most of leftovers to using 100% recycled gift wrap.
Positive Environmental Action – Everyday
Every day is a good day f or Australians to take positive environmental action at home,school and the workplace.

For more information about Planet Ark’s plans for 2018 and beyond get in touch with the
Communications team using the details below.
[email protected]

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