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Light bulb with warm glow

Ask G: Halogen energy savers

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

"New halogen energy savers" produce a warm-looking light, but compact fluorescent lamps in warmer tones are still the best eco-option.

Bin with scrunched paper

Ask G: Pre- or post-consumer recycled paper?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Post-consumer recycled materials are a more genuinely recycled product. They have previously been sold and used in homes and offices before being collected for recycling.

algal bloom in China

Ask G: Phosphate debate

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Answering the question of whether phosphates are good or bad in laundry detergents.

Elephant's backside

Ask G: Paper not made from trees

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Paper doesn't have to be made of wood - you can find a whole host of papers made from other interesting fibres.

bottled water

Ask G: Bagging plastic

Monday, 29 June 2009

Does plastic contain harmful chemicals?

FSC logo

Ask G: Paper labelling

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A logo with a leaf or a happy-looking tree is meaningless without clarification of how exactly a product is a better environmental choice.

Lots of blue downlights

Ask G: Why are downlights power hungry?

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A single downlight doesn't provide much light.


Ask G: What's the deal with sodium lauryl ether sulfate?

Friday, 15 May 2009

Is sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) as bad as sodium lauryl sulfate? Is it natural?

Pile of Australian $50 notes

Ask G: Running costs of air conditioning

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Electric fans are the cheapest to run and ducted systems typically the most expensive. Here's how all the options stack up.

Digital set top box

Ask G: Digital television and analog TVs

Friday, 8 May 2009

While the change to digital between 2010 and 2013 means that analog TV signals will be switched off, this does not mean that you have to throw your analog TV away.

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