Environmental Ponderings No 7: The Practicalities of “Stuff”

We all collect “stuff”.  Some of us take this to extremes and become hoarders. If you think carefully about your various friends, I am sure that amongst the list, somewhere, there is at least one serial hoarder. That is often one of those people that uses that magic phrase, “I’ll keep it because you never

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Environmental Ponderings – No 2: The Seven Sins of Greenwashing

As an environmental auditor, I have been privileged over the years to see both sides of the proverbial environmental coin: that is, what the industrialists perceive as environmentally friendly products and what the consumer expects as “eco-friendly/environmentally friendly” products. As you might imagine, the two perceptions are often poles apart and at times, incomparable. As

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Environmental Ponderings No. 1: What Can I Do To Make A Difference?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m only one person, I can never get this done/changed/fixed?” Sometimes, the sheer, seemingly, hopelessness of a situation is overwhelming and results in endeavours and tasks never even getting started. Often, the inspiration of what others can do, or have been able to achieve, can provide the nudge to

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Carbon Offsets Paper Published For Comment

The National Treasury has published a Carbon Offsets Paper for public comment. The paper outlines proposals for a carbon offset scheme that will enable businesses to lower their carbon tax liability and make investments that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This document needs to be read in conjunction with the “Carbon Tax Policy Paper:

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