Archive for May, 2008

Burning plastic creates poisonous dioxins. Singapore should tax plastic bags and reduce usage feel citizens.

Singapore, unquestionably one of Asia’s best governed states, is facing a dilemma over the disposal of plastic bags. Burning them for energy was considered a convenient solution for the land-scarce territory, but the dioxins generated are now an issue of debate.
One concerned citizen, Ms. Bhavani Prakash, wrote to the Straits Times that it is time [...]

Students seek a ban on plastic bags

I’ve always been convinced that kids are more honest and sincere than us cynical old timers who’ve accepted the world for what it is and are willing to let things be the way they are. Kids are bright eyed and innocent and haven’t yet got around to assuming that change is impossible. So, they try. [...]

I wish I’d thought of that!

Today I saw a press release announcing that a childrens’ book called “My Bag and Me” had won the iParenting Media Award. What a great idea. I wish I had thought of it first. But I didn’t and they did and I wish them great success with it.
Here’s the press release:
iParenting Media Awards announced [...]

The answer to “paper or plastic” is Neither!

Seattle’s mayor  Greg Nickels and City Council President Richard Conlin have proposed a 20 cent “green fee” on all disposable shopping bags. It targets both paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug and convenience stores, says this story in LA Times. “The answer to the question ‘paper or plastic’ is neither: Both harm the environment,” [...]

Guerilla Marketing to new age consumers

“What sells?” I was asked the other day by a young lady, a budding entrepreneur, looking as though she expected some deep and secret insights from me.

Fortunately, I had a simple answer to give her: “Brands that people trust. Brands they associate with the good qualities they seek and a name they associate with the [...]

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