Green Alliance Report - Good Product, Bad Product?

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Publication date: 11 July 2008

Citation

(2008), "Green Alliance Report - Good Product, Bad Product?", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 9 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2008.24909cab.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Green Alliance Report - Good Product, Bad Product?

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 9, Issue 3

The independent UK environmental think tank, Green Alliance, has published a new report called Good Product, Bad Product, which challenges the government to provide clear price signals on products like batteries and packaging in order to reduce their environmental impact. The report argues that sustainable consumption would be encouraged through the replacement of VAT with a goods tax graded according to environmental impact, potentially with exemptions for best-in-class products. At the very least, they advocate the introduction of product levies, which could help to promote innovation within the energy, waste, resource efficiency and recycling sectors. Details at: www.green-alliance.org.uk/grea1.aspx?id=2728