Toothbrush versus

Electric versus disposable toothbrushes

Monday, 9 May 2011

We pit disposability against energy usage in the humble daily ritual of teeth cleaning.

Wooden Toy

Toy tug o' war

Monday, 28 February 2011

When it comes to buying playthings for the kids, is plastic or wood the more sustainable material?

Water bottles

Plastic Vs Stainless Steel Vs Aluminium reusable water bottles

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Reusing water bottles is an eco-friendly antidote to single-use disposable plastic bottles, but which of the three main material choices is the greenest option?

read a book

Print books vs e-books

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

How do new-fangled digital and old-fashioned print books measure up against green criteria?


Woodfires versus Gasfires

Thursday, 26 February 2015

You can't beat a crackling open fireplace for atmosphere, but is it environmentally justifiable? And how does it stack up against a gas heater?

Fake christmas tree

Real versus fake Christmas trees

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A living pine tree is natural; fake trees are cheap and easy to store, but which should we choose to put our pressies under?

Desk with notepad and containers of pens and pencils

Pens versus Pencils

Thursday, 24 September 2009

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but how does it stack up when compared with a pencil on environmental grounds?

USB flash drive

CDs versus USB flash drives

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The IT industry contributes almost as much to global carbon emissions as the aviation industry. So, which portable data storage device is greener?

hand drying

Paper towels vs electric hand-dryers

Thursday, 6 August 2009

The face-off between these two methods of drying your hands has been studied a lot. But how reliable are such studies if funded by competing manufacturers?

Carpet and floorboard samples in the shape of feet

Carpet versus Floorboards

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Carpets are warm and soft, floorboards are durable and easy to clean. But which is best for the environment?

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