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Yogurtland: Environmental?

By dearhenry - 1 December 2013 12

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Saw this gross image at the Belconnen Westfield shopping centre a while ago.

People just kept scoffing down yoghurt and throwing their recyclable containers in the full garbage, because walking to the recycling bin was too much effort.

The bin in the actual store was full, and also not a recycling bin.

Yogurtland prides itself on being environmentally-friendly. This is what their web site says: http://yogurtlandaustralia.com.au/bigger-issues/environmental/

Not only is it bad for the environment, it’s also just plain disgusting. There was spilt yoghurt all over the floor.

Do you think Yogurtland is an environmentally friendly company?

What’s Your opinion?


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Yogurtland: Environmental?
shirty_bear 10:41 am 02 Dec 13

Doubt the choice of bin matters a lot – in my office kitchen space, we have myriad categorised bins; they all get emptied into the same hopper outside. Suspect this is standard practice in many shared spaces.

Grubby people being too slack-minded to hang onto their dross until they pass a suitable bin is a different story though.

Masquara 6:36 am 02 Dec 13

Hard to see how the small business concerned is responsible for the layout of the mall where it operates, and the placement of the mall’s recycling bins.

Great to see a small business had a busy day, and contributed to the ACT economy. Likely its employees’ jobs are safe for now.

Re your comment about the store bin being full – did you check with the store manager whether perhaps they were shortstaffed on the day?

And if you think that image is “gross” – sheesh, dearhenry, you clearly haven’t ever travelled.

IrishPete 11:34 pm 01 Dec 13

BimboGeek said :

From Animals Australia:

The production of milk has a major impact on the environment
. Cows produce a lot of Methane and Nitrous Oxide in their digestion system. These are greenhouse gasses that are about 21 and 296 times as strong as that of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) respectively. Because of these emissions the dairy industry alone contributes 3% to global greenhouse gas emissions (and that is when excluding post-farm (dairy processing) and land use emissions). [6]

Expressed in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) quantities, the greenhouse gas emissions for every kg of milk range from 0.9-1.8 kg CO2, varying between countries and farming systems. [6] This is equivalent to driving between 10 and 20 km in a Toyota Prius.
Cows also produce a lot of manure which pollute water and soil and can disturb the natural nutrient balance needed for normal plant growth. A single dairy cow produces about 120 pounds of wet manure per day, which is equivalent to the waste produced by 20–40 people. [7] With a dairy herd of 1.6 million cows, this means that the Australian dairy industry produces far more manure than the entire Australian human population.
Another impact of the dairy industry on the Australian environment is by its massive use of water and land area. In 2004-2005 the dairy industry was responsible for 19% of all the water used in Australian agriculture. [8] This is more than 12% of all the water used in Australia. Cows need a lot of land to graze on (if they get the opportunity) and the production of their feed also takes up a lot of land area. The production of cattle feed is a major reason for deforestation and is putting pressure on nature both in Australia and overseas.

Source: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/factsheets/dairy_cows.php

Conclusion: no I don’t think they care about the environment, otherwise they would be in some other business.

No, if Animals Australia cared about the environment they’d be in the human birth control business.

Going to their website for advice on climate change is like… well words fail me, it’s just silly. AA do some great work, and I don’t know if they are militant vegans, but humans are omnivores. We can never have no impact of the environment, and we can only minimise our impact within reasonable limits. I’ll continue to be buy organic free range milk (I think it’s all free range) with a clear conscience.

IP

IrishPete 8:31 pm 01 Dec 13

The wonderful battery recycling bin in Aldi in Queanbeyan gets used as a rubbish bin by lots of people. I do hope the effort I go to, to bring my batteries there for recycling, isn”t being wasted…

IP

Mr Evil 8:27 pm 01 Dec 13

I think you’ll find that what most companies put up on their website in regards to their enviromental standards/credentials actually bares very little resemblance to what actually occurs at the coal-face of their operations.

And the reality is, that in the end Public Relations and Marketing types know that talk is cheap, as so few people will get off their arses to take them to task for talking shite.

Maybe you’d have more success if you sent a copy of the photo to Yogurtland and asked them how this fits in with their view of the world?

BimboGeek 6:59 pm 01 Dec 13

From Animals Australia:

The production of milk has a major impact on the environment
. Cows produce a lot of Methane and Nitrous Oxide in their digestion system. These are greenhouse gasses that are about 21 and 296 times as strong as that of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) respectively. Because of these emissions the dairy industry alone contributes 3% to global greenhouse gas emissions (and that is when excluding post-farm (dairy processing) and land use emissions). [6]

Expressed in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) quantities, the greenhouse gas emissions for every kg of milk range from 0.9-1.8 kg CO2, varying between countries and farming systems. [6] This is equivalent to driving between 10 and 20 km in a Toyota Prius.
Cows also produce a lot of manure which pollute water and soil and can disturb the natural nutrient balance needed for normal plant growth. A single dairy cow produces about 120 pounds of wet manure per day, which is equivalent to the waste produced by 20–40 people. [7] With a dairy herd of 1.6 million cows, this means that the Australian dairy industry produces far more manure than the entire Australian human population.
Another impact of the dairy industry on the Australian environment is by its massive use of water and land area. In 2004-2005 the dairy industry was responsible for 19% of all the water used in Australian agriculture. [8] This is more than 12% of all the water used in Australia. Cows need a lot of land to graze on (if they get the opportunity) and the production of their feed also takes up a lot of land area. The production of cattle feed is a major reason for deforestation and is putting pressure on nature both in Australia and overseas.

Source: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/factsheets/dairy_cows.php

Conclusion: no I don’t think they care about the environment, otherwise they would be in some other business.

Deref 6:40 pm 01 Dec 13

poetix said :

Some people have no culture.

Or too much.

I see what you did there.

Roundhead89 5:27 pm 01 Dec 13

The yogurt is the only place you’ll find culture in Belco.

thatsnotme 5:02 pm 01 Dec 13

Unfortunately, walking to an actual recycling bin in Westfield would have achieved nothing. Their “recycling” excludes paper and cardboard.

poetix 4:43 pm 01 Dec 13

Some people have no culture.

Or too much.

DrKoresh 4:39 pm 01 Dec 13

Ye gads! That will wreak havoc on the fragile ecosystem that is Westfield Belconnen’s interior.

Dragonfly 4:30 pm 01 Dec 13

How do they even let the bins get that full? Disgusting

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