CHOICE welcomes Queensland’s move to ban inefficient air conditioners, but wants to see standards improved nationally.
3 Jul 2009 |
The Queensland government has introduced a ban on the sale and installation of air-conditioning units that fail to achieve an energy efficiency ratio of 2.9 or higher – equivalent to a four-star energy rating – beginning September this year.
Green tea has long been prized for its antioxidants, but recent research suggests even short-term storage drastically reduces its health benefits.
2 Jul 2009 |
Just six months in the pantry could be enough to destroy nearly 90% of antioxidants in some tea, according to a recent US study.
Commonwealth Bank customers warned to be beware of scams that could cost them thousands.
25 Jun 2009 |
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) customers are urged to be on alert following a chain of scam attempts targeting people via telephone and SMS.
The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on swine flu snake oil.
24 Jun 2009 |
As the world experiences its first global pandemic flu in four decades, sensational claims about products are being circulated on US websites, including an ultraviolet light that can destroy swine flu, an air purifier able to sterilise a room and a product “clinically shown” to kill the virus in the nose.
CHOICE welcomes the decision by supermarket chain ALDI to remove six artificial colours from its branded food items in Australia.
11 Jun 2009 |
Research on the adverse affects of artificial food colours has evoked a proactive response from the supermarket chain, which is removing them from their products despite our food regulator saying there’s no need for a ban.
Don't be fooled by fake emails about your tax return.
10 Jun 2009 |
As tax time looms, there are emails doing the rounds that pretend to be from the Australian Tax Office. The emails are fakes and it is a phishing scam intended to trick recipients.
When it comes to wood, consumer choices can make a real difference to communities and environments all around the world.
10 Jun 2009 |
CHOICE welcomes Greenpeace’s Good Wood Guide, an initiative which will help Australians make sustainable and ethical decisions when buying timber.
Thirteen companies were today recognised for their achievements in the NSW Sustainability Advantage Program.
5 Jun 2009 |
As World Environment Day aims to promote awareness globally, programs closer to home are inspiring businesses to do their bit for the planet.
CHOICE is pleased many major companies are committing to greater accountability and doing their best to become more socially and environmentally responsible.
1 Jun 2009 |
As consumer demand increases for businesses to become more responsible in areas affecting the community, many companies are rising to the challenge and proving their worth.
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.