Environmental attributes


These websites provide a wealth of information about the environmental impacts of consumption across the world, including both broad ecological footprinting and strategies to reduce impacts of specific aspects like energy use, water use, recycling and chemicals.

ACF Consumption Atlas

Maps patterns of consumption and its environmental impact through greenhouse pollution, water use and land use across Australia, broken down by state and post code.

Global Footprint Network

Promotes the use of the Ecological Footprint as a measurement tool to recognize ecological limits. The non-profit organization develops footprinting standards and provides global and national footprint reports.

EPA Eco-footprint Calculator

Calculate your own Ecological Footprint (or that of your home, office, school, retail, or event).

Analysis of Existing Environmental Footprint Methodologies for Products and Organizations

Forms the starting point for the development of a harmonized European methodology for environmental footprint. Produced by Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES), part of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Environmental Benefits of Recycling Study

A tool developed by the Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) to help quantify the impacts of recycling initiatives. Provides the latest evaluation of the environmental benefits and impacts of recycling.

Energy Efficiency Exchange

A joint initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments administered by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Provides useful information and resources about energy efficiency and energy management for business.

Clean Production Action

Designs and delivers strategic solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials and environmentally preferable products.

National Chemical Information Gateway

A database of information about chemicals. Provides arranged by topics information for a more focused search.

Save Water

A not-for-profit association aiming to accelerate water conservation behaviour change and water saving product purchasing in line with government and water industry needs. It has a listing of a comprehensive range of water saving products.