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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Unpackaged Shop – service without waste.

The Unpackaged Shop – service without waste Unpackaged turned One on 7th November 2008 and, to celebrate, we commissioned an environmental report showing why it’s good to do things Unpackaged: Reuters came to our party and made a very nice video, click here to watch it. Welcome to Unpackaged- the better way for you to [...]

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 [...]