New World scraps plastic bag levy

By LAURA BASHAM – The Nelson Mail, via stuff.co.nz, last updated 13:00 21/10/2009 New World supermarkets in the South Island have dropped their 5-cent plastic bag charge because of customer complaints. The backtrack follows New World’s lower North Island supermarkets scrapping the charge just a month after it was introduced in August to encourage shoppers…

A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Building Insulation Products made of Stone Wool, Paper Wool and Flax

Insulation of buildings is an important technology for saving heating energy and for a sustainable development. The results of a comparative LCA study of three insulation products applied for roof insulation are summarised in two parts. The products selected are based on HT stone wool representing traditional products – flax representing crop grown products and…