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How green is your washing powder?

How green is your washing powder?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February, 2012

From phosphates to enzymes, the contents of your detergent can be difficult to decipher. Here’s what to look out for and what to avoid more...
Green appliances: a buyer’s guide

Green home appliances: a buyer’s guide

Hannah Corr

24th January, 2012

Thinking of trading in your old fridge? We’ve got the lowdown on how to get hold of electricals that are genuinely green
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Oil palm

Greenwash and spin: palm oil lobby targets its critics

Alex Helan

8th July, 2011

The spread of oil palm plantations has come at the expense of vast swathes of tropical rainforest. But the billion-dollar palm oil industry is now mounting a major PR offensive. Alex Helan reports more...
barbie

Barbie toy includes packaging from Indonesia deforestation

Ecologist

9th June, 2011

Greenpeace claim packaging for the barbie doll is produced using timber from critically endangered Indonesian rainforest more...
Conservation International footage

Conservation International caught in greenwashing scandal

Ecologist

11th May, 2011

Exclusive film shows employee of US environmental charity Conservational International discussing how they could help an arms company with its green PR more...
Conservation International film

Conservation International 'agreed to greenwash arms company'

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2011

US environmental charity under fire for close links with controversial companies, including Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto and Shell more...
washing up

Clean and green: Green Tips eco marigolds

Sella Oneko

22nd April, 2011

Like it or not, washing up has to be done daily so give it a green-over with Green Tips eco-friendly cleaning gloves more...

Laundry: how to make it green

The Ecologist

4th March, 2011

From chemical-based washing powders to electricity-hungry dryers, doing the laundry is worse for the planet than you might think. Here’s how to clean it up
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A receipt

Toxic bisphenol-A found in US shopping receipts and dollar bills

Tom Levitt

8th December, 2010

Campaigners call for ban on suspected hormone-disrupting chemical BPA after study discovers high quantities in paper receipts and bank notes more...
Solar garden light as night light

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part four - ecogadgets

Sue Wheat

13th August, 2010

Sue immerses herself in the addictive world of ecogadgetry, including water-powered alarm clocks and a crash course in cooking with blankets... more...

Cleaner Planet plan: a green wash or greenwash?

Laura Sevier

18th August, 2009

Laundry giant Unilever's new plan for creating a 'Cleaner Planet' seems to tick all the right boxes. Until, that is, you look at what gets washed down the drained after your undies are rinsed through... more...
Washing green

Is turning to 30°C enough?

27th July, 2009

Laura Sevier

Eco detergent or washing at 30°C? Laura Sevier cuts through the greenwash at the laundry level more...

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Behind the label: Fairy Liquid

Pat Thomas

5th February, 2009

The bird is now bones, the gravy glue, the roast veggies are on their way to becoming a source of winter fuel and as soon as everyone’s dinner has gone down a bit, it will be time to do the washing-up. If you are one of the 64 per cent of households in the UK that doesn’t own a dishwasher, chances are there will be a trusty bottle of Fairy Liquid by the sink to get the job of washing-up done. more...

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