Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
Other: To help people, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment by educating, assisting and motivating individuals and organisations to make simple and positive changes which help people live in balance with nature.
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Planet Ark continued to offer Australians of all political persuasions the opportunity to undertake practical and effective environmental actions. Promote sustainable resource use, Promote a low carbon lifestyleConnect people with nature. High-profile and highly successful recycling programs have sustainable resource use at their core. This year more than 3.3 million printer cartridges were diverted from landfill and valuable resources were recovered through Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme tackling the growing issue of electronic waste. By working closely with the Federal Department of Environment our RecyclingNearYou website has become the one central repository for information about the collection points as they roll out around the country. The ALDI battery-recycling program has resulted in a remarkable 28 tonnes of household batteries being recycled in its first year. The Schools Recycle Right Challenge, which is part of National Recycling Week, engaged over 70,000 students in learning about the benefits of recycling. The Make It Wood campaign is a central plank of our objective to promote low carbon lifestyles. National Tree Day - 200,000+ people were involved in plantings and activities. Our activities involved many businesses, industry associations, schools, environmental and community groups and government bodies.see full annual review at our website:
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 18
  • Part time employees: 7
  • Volunteers: 12
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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