It’s a well-known fact that the rise in consumerism and disposable products is choking and exhausting our planet. Before we reach the day where there is more plastic in the sea than fish, something has to be done to ebb the flow. According to the World Economic Forum, moving towards a circular economy is the key, and a ‘trillion-dollar…Read More Circular economy the key to tackling resource depletion and pollution
Consumers are increasingly aware of plastic and other litter damaging our water systems and environment. There are also many products that have the potential to cause significant problems to the environment once in the wastewater system. CFA has a representative on the Standards Australia Technical Committee WS-041 which is drafting a new standard on flushable products to make it…Read More Wastewater and caring for the environment
In 2015 the UN set an ambitious plan to address some of the pressing issues faced by the world. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.…Read More Sustainable development goals to tackle global challenges
In early 2016, Consumers International (CI) has proposed the United Nations to recognise World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) as an official UN International Day. CFA is happy to report that over the year, the recognition of WCRD has made significant improvement. The proposal was raised for debate at the pilot UN Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting…Read More CI fights for UN recognition of World Consumer Rights Day
Alternative Technology Association’s review lays a strong business case for residential and commercial users.Read More Research shows that water-efficient technology saves money as well as water
Checking it Twice for ethical consumption at ChristmasRead More New service helps consumer choose gifts that mean more
Consumer Action CEO is sceptical about cost reduction promisesRead More Repeal of carbon price will expose broken, uncompetitive energy markets
Placing global change on the Australian agendaRead More Garnaut reconciles economic growth and conservation
Confusion on how consumers should pay for electricity networkRead More More solar, less power demand, higher prices: does it add up?
Arnott’s, Coca Cola and Nestle all label palm oil as vegetable oilRead More CHOICE says palm oil labelling is unclear
John Henry points out flaws in carbon footprints, water footprints etcRead More Does product environmental foot-printing help? Mostly ‘no’.
Mark Diesendorf writes to debunk myths surrounding baseload powerRead More Baseload power is a myth: even intermittent renewables will work