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Nude food: good for me, good for the planet

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I should have been tracking my weight while I was doing this challenge! All my usual chocolates and softdrinks are bad for my waistline as well as creating extra landfill. The time spent cooking from scratch wasn't all that much longer than using packaged food either.

Individually-wrapped bananas

Over-processed food leads to more packaging

Friday, 31 July 2009

Some foods create a 'need' for packaging that didn't exist before: single serves of peanut paste? self-heating, pre-mixed coffee? I really think we can do without them.

Chocolate cake

Nude food on the weekend

Friday, 31 July 2009

Nude food is a challenge, but I'm finding it satisfying to try - my most recent attempt was a Sunday spent at home.

Nuclear power plant

Climate change and the politics of nuclear power

Friday, 24 July 2009

Nuclear power is back on the political agenda, with companies like Rio Tinto pushing the Government to make a decision by 2020, and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson saying we shouldn't rule it out.

Lunchbox

Zero waste on-the-go

Thursday, 23 July 2009

One of the ways you can get closer to the nude food ideal is to look at what reuseable items you've got around the house, ready and waiting to help you out on the days you're eating away from home.

black balloons

Got a moment? Get 100 kg of emissions offset...

Saturday, 18 July 2009

If you've got a moment to spare, we've caught wind of a survey that wants to gauge your attitudes towards green marketing - and the company will offset 100 kg of carbon for everyone that takes part!

Sandwich in paper wrapper

Day 2: Lunch dilemmas

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Reduce, reuse, recycle - if I can't avoid packaging, how will I dispose of it?

PET bottles in trashcan

Recycling message not getting through

Saturday, 11 July 2009

With 743,000 tonnes of drink containers in our landfill each year, you just know that the recycling message isn't getting through.

business suit

Green jobs and the carbon market

Friday, 10 July 2009

Carbon trading might create a whole lot of green jobs. But are they the kind of jobs we want? The carbon market is growing, but most of the jobs coming out of this appear to be in investment banks and accounting firms.

Decision time: breakfast packaging

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we're told. It was certainly the most difficult for me, as I stood there sleepily trying to make a decision about packaging types.

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