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My name is Mumpo
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aren't all dollars green?
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I read Max as meaning that spending money there earned you air miles. Was that wrong?
The Horse knows what I was getting at. I mean the practise of, for example, getting Indian and Pakistani Mango pieces packaged in South Africa and then shipped here. Some of the air freight of goods is just pointless.


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THIS HAS BEEN FLOWN IN AT GREAT COST TO THE ENVIRONMENT - IF YOU BUY IT YOU ARE A BASTARD
Let's hope those stickers weren't made in China, Horse.
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That's fine. I find that friend of her's you like annoying.
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The one that gets me is the supermarket (Tesco? I'm not sure) which is encouraging us to give them our old Christmas cards for recycling, adding the cheery pay-off line "...and you can buy them back as value loo roll!" (like they're doing us a favour by getting us to provide them with their raw materials for nowt).

I also think the woodland preservation thing they're talking about is somewhat mendacious, because unless I'm mistaken, historic woodland is never cut down for paper pulp (it's all from plantations, whose existence probably does more good than harm)?

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Why is anything M&S does always considered such big news in this country? This is all just free publicity for them. If they want to be environmentally friendly perhaps they can start with cutting down on the preposterous amount of packaging their food comes in.
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"Why is anything M&S does always considered such big news in this country?"

Because their advertising budget is very very large, and their PR department are very well bedded in with all the major news outlets?

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i wonder how many years of carbon neutral M&S will have to pass before they offset the environmental damage already caused by their indiviually packaged in three cubic feet of plastic ready-peeled satsumas.
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It's been noted on here before, but I find the increasing disconnect between the UK and US on this point (which Linke will be able to see first hand in the fall) to be very striking. Whereas MS does this and Sky News UK spends a week on carbon emissions, their US counterparts (for the most part) continue to.push a Hummer-centered lifestyle at full bore.
Well... Wal-Mart are phasing out normal lightbulbs over the next couple of years, and will soon be selling only energy efficient lightbulbs. Which, given the size of Wal-Mart will have a bigger positive impact that anything Marks and Spencer could do.
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Because it is one of the few British things that isn't owned by a foreign Private Investment vehicle.
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Not the Brian Clough thread then...

In SA, M&S equivalent is Woolworths. Their food stores have taken a markedly green position, especially in terms of GM foods. Obviously one might call that a marketing ploy rather than an act of social responsibility. But if the effects of commercial imperatives, regardless of possible cynicism, are good, then they must be welcome.

After all, if consumer pressure influenced such decision, then it means consumers are becoming increasingly "green". And that will hopefully have a ripple-effect.

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Ah, but are they recyclableenergy efficient lightbulbs?

And are they the carcinogen containing, migrain inducing fluorescent ones or the new last-for-years LED ones?

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