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Walking the talk

New Zealand government today has issued a law, forcing the retailers to only import bulbs that meet new efficiency standards or face fines of up to $10,000  as of October 2009. Here’s the link to the article. The ultimate goal

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Emission trading – Will it work?

 A major fault of neo-classical economics is that it does not consider the externality costs of waste products. New Zealand is currently in the process of passing an emission trading bill to address this issue to encourage sustainable development. The

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Zero Waste!!!

Hello!!! Browsing on the net I have found the “zero waste” web side from New Zealand http://www.zerowaste.co.nz/, in there we can find a lot of interesting information about what zero waste is, also what we can do about it…Moreover, they

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