Why not save a tree and your recycling bin by going paperless?
28 Feb 2013 |
Ditch the paper by storing all your documents as PDFs and opting for e-bills. It makes it easier to find files - as long as you automate your backups.
Making your home water-efficient needn’t cost a fortune. You can do a lot with a few dollars, and even more with a few hundred.
14 Feb 2013 |
While we may have experienced plenty of rain during the summer just past, there are still plenty of environmental and cost advantages to saving water.
Who should you trust when it comes to buying carbon offsets?
25 Jul 2012 |
Can consumers trust that validated carbon offsets are genuine, or is it still the Wild West out there?
A new Prius has entered the hybrid market.
5 Jul 2012 |
The latest Prius is designed for city travel and the base model is roughly half the price of the larger Prius i-tech.
Household living expenses will be less than Treasury estimates according to a joint study by The Climate Institute, CSIRO and AECOM.
28 Jun 2012 |
An independent study shows the impacts of the carbon tax on on households are likely to be smaller than anticipated.
Great ride, but its size does compromise on economy.
27 Apr 2012 |
We took the latest iteration of the Toyota Camry Hybrid Luxury for a ride and found it was pretty good for one of the larger cars in the hybrid family.
The most recent model copies previous engine design and delivers just as good a fuel economy, but is it worth the expense?
18 Apr 2012 |
CHOICE takes a look at the most recent Prius on the market, with the optional i-Tech add on.
We take a look at Mazda's latest green car.
4 Apr 2012 |
We've driven the Mazda 3 SKYACTIV for 3000km, to find out how it performs, how fuel efficient it is, and what makes it green.
Go4Green reaches the next level of shonkiness.
16 Nov 2011 |
Just when you thought it couldn't get any shonkier, Go4Green is recalled due to the risk of electric shock.
Energy prices are on the rise around Australia but there are steps you can take to cut energy use and save on bills.
1 Jul 2011 |
In this video, we take you behind the scenes at the CHOICE labs to get some expert advice from our testers on appliance energy savings.
Some operators are bypassing safety considerations in their effort to cash in on fast-disappearing government money.
23 May 2011 |
Solar panel uptake is surging, but as installers are rushing through jobs, incorrect wiring and circuit breakers are being used.
Freedom Furniture has been selling eco-wood, a product made of plastic, for several years.
4 Apr 2011 |
Freedom Furniture's eco-wood products have been renamed following action by CHOICE.
We look at energy savings everyone can make.
30 Mar 2011 |
We've used our CHOICE testing to bring you a comprehensive list of energy-efficient products for your home.
We trawled the supermarket aisles and found 21 brands of toilet paper, then star-rated them according to their sustainability claims.
28 Sep 2010 |
Toilet paper packaging sports a massive amount of greenwash, so which green claims are true?
We look beyond the catchy logos to tell you which endorsement schemes you can really trust.
2 Mar 2010 |
CHOICE reviews the programs behind the top 10 health and sustainability endorsement logos you see on foods.
Will consumers really be protected from misleading ‘green’ claims when self-regulation by the advertising industry begins?
3 Jul 2009 |
Consumers are bombarded by green claims for products and services, but not all of them can be backed up, giving rise to “greenwash”.
They are promoted as a “green” alternative to wasteful plastic bags, but are those handy polypropylene bags really so much better for the environment?
27 May 2009 |
CHOICE found out that some "green" polypropylene bags bags are not made to last and end up in landfill just as a plastic bag would. Most of these bags made from polypropylene fibres come from China where hundreds of manufacturers compete with each other to sell them to the rest of the world.
Use our guide to ensure that going green doesn’t cost the earth.
24 Apr 2009 |
With climate change in mind, more Australians are installing power- and water-saving equipment. As this can mean significant upfront costs, governments are offering a range of rebates.
There are ways you can lighten the cost of fuel for both you and the environment.
9 Dec 2008 |
Your choice of car and fuel and your behaviour affect the environment and your wallet. You can make some decent changes with what's already available.
Supermarket items make all sorts of green claims but can you trust them?
6 May 2008 |
CHOICE is campaigning to make sure green claims are honest and useful, because consumers should be able to sort the true green products from the greenwash.
Find out how to be green around your home with our virtual tour.
4 May 2008 |
From the kitchen and laundry to the living room and backyard find out how your efforts can be best spent to help reduce your carbon footprint and create a greener future.
Most of the goods we buy need to be protected by packaging. But how much is too much?
17 Oct 2007 |
From gourmet chocolates to beauty products, an increasing number of consumer goods are buried in layers of packaging these days.