UN finds credability gap in imissions

From NZ HERALD A United Nations review has found a large credibility gap between New Zealand’s target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and the measures in place to achieve it. “It could find no plan for two-thirds or more of what is required to meet the target,” said the Sustainability Council’s executive director,…

Paper Recycling in Rodney

Background information: (From http://www.rodney.govt.nz/EnvironmentalCare/rubbishrecycling/Pages/KerbsideRecycling.aspx) Tie up flattened paper and cardboard with string or put in a plastic bag no larger than your blue recycling bin.  Flattened card or paper can also be placed in sealed cardboard boxes, as long as the box is no larger than your blue bin. I sent the following email to…

Scientists Report Success in Biodegrading Pretreated BPA Plastics With Fungus

From GoodCleanTech: Mukesh Doble and Trishul Artham, of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, grew cultures of three different kinds of fungi on polycarbonate plastic (including the industrial-strength white-rot fungus, which has been shown before to effectively biodegrade industrial pollutants). Duble and Artham found that the fungi grew best on plastic pretreated with ultraviolet light…