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50 years of consumer rights – how far have we come?

Consumer advocate Jenni Mack documents the highs and lows of 150 years of consumer activism, and considers where to next for consumer advocacy.

Developing a sustainability standard for bioenergy

Bioenergy efficiently extracts clean, low-emission electricity from a range of wastes. CFA has appointed a consumer representative to the SA technical committee on Sustainability Criteria for bioenergy.

By | January 28th, 2012|Energy, Everyday Consumer, Green & ethical consumption, Standards|3 Comments

UN reports agreement on ways to assess green impact of information technologies

The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has said that agreement has been reached on a globally-recognised set of methodologies to assess the environmental impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs), and on preparing a report on guidelines on the use of minerals from conflict areas. See more information here.

By | October 5th, 2011|Green & ethical consumption, News|Comments Off on UN reports agreement on ways to assess green impact of information technologies

Proposed new standard for e-waste

Standards Australia is developing a new standard, DR AS/NZS 5377 - Collection, storage, transport and treatment of e-waste. This standard is intended to guide industry in complying with Product Stewardship legislation expected to pass through federal parliament this year. The legislation is part of the government’s National Waste Policy which aims to minimise dumping of [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|Ethical Consumption, Standards|Comments Off on Proposed new standard for e-waste

Responsible Business Practice in Australia

St James Ethics Centre has released “Responsible Business Practice in Australia”, a report to the Australian Government. It was launched at the 12th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development at Parliament House in Canberra on 16 July. The report reviews the key lessons learnt from St James Ethics Centre’s national ResponsibleBusiness Practice Project, which [...]

By | June 20th, 2011|Ethical Consumption, News|Comments Off on Responsible Business Practice in Australia