"It ain't easy being Green!" - Kermit
Pick your way through this, if you dare!
Lots of stuff (Almond milk, colored plastic, bio-plastic, compostable packaging, and more) simply don't work as claimed. And more...
“There’s a fear people are not reusing heavier bags enough,” says Hemingway, “to the extent the volume of bag-plastic in circulation could actually be increasing.” ... Solution: you need to use your bag-for-life eight times before its carbon footprint is lower than an ordinary carrier bag. An organic cotton tote must be used 149 times to be in credit. ...
I have a really hard time believing this about meat:
Imported New Zealand lamb has a lower carbon footprint than British lamb, concluded a 2009 report for Defra. Kiwi lamb is reared at such a low intensity that, even after shipping, it uses less energy.
Contradiction after contradiction... it just ain't easy being Green.