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A waste packaging initiative – a small step forward.

Jay Kilby of think2100.com has taken the initiative to launch a petition to ask consumers to take a stand on pushing for environmental product stewardship of unnecessary waste packaging. As all who know of the environmental educational messages of the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation over the last few years, waste packaging has been a major focus [...]

Container deposit legislation AGAIN fails to get any support from Australian Environment Ministers

West Australian roads and paths and others across the counrty (save only South Australia) are littered with glass – if you think it is getting worse you would be right. A recent report shows that in Western Australia we have the second highest level of glass litter after NSW (pdf). One way to reduce broken [...]

Book Review – ….Aaron’s EnvironMental Corner……ZERO Greenhouse Emissions – The Day the Lights Went Out – Our Future World.

Link here for the FULL REVIEW Back in early August, I was inducted into the Voices For Change Honor Roll at the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation.  A few days later, I purchased the book Zero Greenhouse Emissions: The Day the Lights Went Out (Our Future World) by Robert Williamson. I bought the book* with the plan [...]

BRANDED GARBAGE WHO PROFITS?

The streets and nature parks of the world, the river systems, the coastal wetlands and beaches as well as the oceans are littered with the branded garbage of those who want to promote there services and goods to us. Be it the wrapping from the fast foods they push down our throats, the cans from [...]

PACKAGING – WHO NEEDS IT? – Making a case for Extended Producer Responsibility

When going about busy daily lives for most of us in the developed nations, we rarely give much thought to the externalities either upstream, or downstream of our consumer society. Upstream from our individual consumption, we can site the resources used by manufactures; the raw materials, the water they consume, the energy and all the [...]

Global Increase In Atmospheric Methane Likely Caused By Unusual Arctic Warmth, Tropical Wetness

ScienceDaily (Sept. 28, 2009) Unusually high temperatures in the Arctic and heavy rains in the tropics likely drove a global increase in atmospheric methane in 2007 and 2008 after a decade of near-zero growth, according to a new study. Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, albeit a distant second NOAA [...]

Could recycling really work? NO! But what If?

Written by Bob Williamson Chair of the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation. These are the questions, along with promoting a change in thinking, that have been the focus of our family’s vision and action over the last decade since commencing our recycling operations in 1997. In 2000 we offered and promoted an alternative to the collection of [...]

Why does product and packaging waste continue to increase?

Products, Packaging and US Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Joshua Stolaroff, PhD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This paper builds on a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management Practices,” which offers new insight into the impact of products and packaging on climate change. Based on the [...]

Help save 19 million trees per year being chopped down

19 million trees are felled to produce over 500 million phone books printed in the United States each year. Not only is this a tremendous waste of resources, pitched phone books take up a huge amount of landfill space-268,000 cubic yards, or the equivalent load of 6,700 large dumpsters.. In addition, delivery of these massive [...]