Archive for Green

Toy packaging tarnishes Christmas sparkle

Listen to Ian debate this on Radio Newcastle with Jonathan Miles [Link] So Christmas is over, and the news is pretty much the same as every other year – parents hate Christmas. And it’s not just because it’s a huge expense or because they have to figure out how to entertain their children during the […]

What are the top 10 green issues?

1.    Climate Change Global warming has been concerning scientists for decades, but Al Gore legitimised the crisis with his controversial film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. From the melting polar ice caps to catastrophic weather and threatened ecosystems, not only is climate change real, scientists agree that humans are influencing climate change with our production of greenhouse […]

Why we have too much product packaging

According to WRAP (DEFRA’s Waste Resources Action Programme – www.wrap.org) across the food and beverage categories within the UK, approximately 40% of packaging is considered over-packaged. The most inefficient sector being beverages. Over-packaging is often justified on the grounds of perceived value because of the gift-purchase aspect of many alcohol brands. Weight and bulk are […]

The end is nigh for the plastic carrier bag

In the UK we consume over 13 billion plastic bags every year. That’s 36 million a day and an average use of 4 per person per week. Apart from being a dreadful waste of natural, non-renewable energy and other natural resources, plastic creates a serious threat to wildlife and represents one of the key contributors […]

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