Extract from Kiwi brand toilet paper suspected in forest loss Greenpeace forests campaigner Grant Rosoman says: Earthcare: “as it is recycled”. Sorbent, Purex and other SCA products “mostly from NZ-grown plantations with some from Canada, which is OK”. Cottonelle and Kleenex: “because Kimberly-Clark have committed to not buy from Indonesia, and have Canadian and Brazilian…
In this section you will find some of my daily thoughts and ideas, reactions to news and articles read. Please beware that this will be highly subjective but might also inspire you, the reader.
I recently stubled across my first bottle of PLA filled with NZ water. It stated Ingeo on a label.
The Question in LinkedIn Green group was: "Should the (US) plastic manufacturing industry stop the use of bioplastics and oxy-degradable plastics because they are likely to pollute existing waste streams and jeopardize the recycling process?" I would like to ask the provocative question why we have to throw something away to make something new out…
When we are talking about sustainability and use of resources and land, etc, we unfortunately have to talk about a red herring called "birth control" – or "birth rates" to be more political correct. We cannot expect the world population to grow infinitely in a limited world with limited resources. More land for more people…
While reading through a web article about hydro power generation, I thought: What if we would put micro hydro turbines in our stormwater or maybe even wastewater pipes. Some waterwheel types that do not clog up and do not need much pressure…..
CFLs increase your carbon footprint in a ‘cradle to grave’ analysis. Full costs to make and safely dispose of a CFL have never been published. CFLs contain harmful amounts of mercury.
Below is an email I sent to EcoStore today. I am still concerned about their plastic packaging and it unfortunately hasn’t chnaged over the years. I have asked about refilling already in the store about two years ago and was told that there were no plans to chnage the packaging or to refill them.
Below is an email I sent to the New Zealand Green Building Council as a reaction to their website Green Star NZ & Products/ Materials (http://www.nzgbc.org.nz/main/greenstar/elaboration/prodmaterial).
I found an interesting article about web 2.0 realtime applications: http://earth2tech.com/2009/04/15/twitters-an-energy-guzzler-other-hard-truths-for-web-20-app-addicts/ “web applications that involve constant updates and real-time information — such as many of those on the Twitter platform and especially those supported for mobile — are like the Hummers of web apps, guzzling away energy through continuous server connections for each user”.
This is an email I sent to Pumpkin Patch today, triggered by the arrival of one of their plastic wrapped catalogues today. Despite the fact that we receive online emails and news from them: