Category: Consumption

Australian Town, State Government Ban Bottled Water

An Australian town has banned bottled water, claiming to be the first in the country to revert to the tap for the sake of the environment and prompting the nation’s largest state government to stop buying bottled water.Residents of rural Bundanoon, a...

Consumption and Growth

Economic growth and the concomitant growth in waste, destruction of habitat etc is fuelled not by excess supply but excess demand. The current downturn is through less customers not less stocks in stores. There has been a small decrease in employment but a huge...

On vegetariansim . . .

A reponse found in a discussion group about whether kangaroo meat was better than beef. It was written by “Aileen Wuernos”.The most environmentally and economically cheap meat, is simply to not have any. Fresh fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains with...

How much do we consume?

Our rapidly increasing consumption of energy, water and ‘stuff’ is part of the story behind the sustainability crisis facing us today. Becoming more sustainable includes reducing our consumption.The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) publishes how...