Welcome to Environmental Edge
Welcome to Planet Ark's consumer information service, Environmental Edge. It can be hard to make sense of the environmental claims made by some products and services - which is where Environmental Edge comes in!
We'll do the hard work of verifying the environmental claims of the featured products or services to make it easier for you to make good environmental decisions. See below for the current featured products - Orange Power's range of Cleaners and Air Fresheners. Also this year we have featured Forest & Wood Products Australia's Wood. Naturally Better.
Featured Products Orange Power is the only brand of household cleaners in supermarkets to have been independently certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia and endorsed by Planet Ark. Their air fresheners use essential oils to create long lasting fresh fragrances.
Environmental Edge Orange Power Air Freshener
© Planet Ark 2012
Wood. Naturally Better.
© Planet Ark 2011
Old-Growth Forests Won't Save Planet
Managing regrowth may help us turn green.
Australia Passes CO2 Offset Laws, Carbon Pricing Next
Australia's parliament endorsed the world's first national scheme that regulates the creation and trade of carbon credits from farming and forestry on Monday, to complement government plans to put a price on carbon emissions from mid-2012.
FSC to develop an Australian Standard for Forest Management
FSC Australia is in the process of developing an Australian Standard for Forest Management specific to the environmental, social and economic concerns of the Australian forestry industry.
Research demonstrates that wood products can help tackle climate change
Further evidence that more carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere by harvesting sustainably managed forests regularly and using the wood in place of other more fossil fuel intensive building materials like steel and concrete.