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October 2018

Applications close for the Cradle Coast Community Based Recycling Initiatives 2018/19 grant program

October 31, 2018

Find all the details, including the application form and guidelines, on our news page.

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November 2018

Schools War on Waste Forum

November 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The City of Hobart invites teachers, students, parents and friends to hear representatives from a variety of schools (prep - 12) who are successfully tackling waste. Learn about some fabulous initiatives. Be inspired by what can be done. Get access to free resources and support that could help with your school's war on waste. Hear about how others have approached common hurdles and roadblocks in their journey to make their school more sustainable. WHEN: 6th November, 4 – 6 pm. WHERE: Hobart…

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Buy it Back Day

November 17, 2018

Planet Ark's Buy It Back Day will be held on Saturday 17 November 2018 during National Recycling Week. It is a day for the community to celebrate National Recycling Week with mindful purchasing by: Buying something secondhand Buying a product made from recycled materials.  

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February 2019

Business Clean Up Day

February 26

Register your business and take part in Australia's biggest clean up event!  Organise a clean up or support the Clean Up Australia cause. Click here to register or to find out more.

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March 2019

Youth and Schools Clean Up Day

March 1

Register your school or youth group to take part in Australia's biggest clean up event! Find out more or register by clicking here.

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Clean Up Australia Day

March 3

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. Register a site and coordinate your own local clean up, or join in another site near you. Every year hundreds of thousands of people take part in the nation's biggest litter reduction event.  Less litter means healthier landscapes, waterways and oceans!

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May 2019

International Compost Awareness Week

May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm

A week of activities and events to improve awareness of the importance of  compost. Discover the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The week-long event includes a poster contest and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses. Check out the website  to learn more about the benefits of compost.

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June 2019

World Environment Day

June 5

This is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests. You can register your own event or take part in other events happening in your region.  Activities can focus on any topic that helps the environment, including reducing…

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World Oceans Day

June 8

The oceans cover about two-thirds of the surface of the Earth and are the very foundations of life. They generate most of the oxygen we breathe, absorb a large share of carbon dioxide emissions, provide food and nutrients and regulate climate. They are important economically for countries that rely on tourism, fishing and other marine resources for income and serve as the backbone of international trade. Unfortunately, human pressures including marine pollution, are taking a significant toll on the world’s…

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July 2019

Plastic Free July

July 1 - July 31

This July, let’s try to rethink waste and say ‘no thanks’ to single use plastic. Take the challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org or make the change in whatever way you can. Bring your own reusable shopping bags.... Refill your drink bottle.... Buy and store food in reusable containers.... And say ‘no thanks’ to plastic straws. Because when we each do a little, together we can achieve a lot! Follow us on facebook for inspiration and ideas throughout the month. Make a change…

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