Globally, 20% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by deforestation and forest degradation. Prevention of further deforestation is therefore paramount to mitigating climate change. Paradoxically, the amount of carbon stored in Ecuador's Yasuni National Park puts it in a very vulnerable position; it holds some 846 million barrels of heavy oil, which would provide much needed revenues for Ecuador.
This month's roundup of new household goods launches sees that scented products have been given a makeover, with new launches providing innovative elements. These include a tumble dryer freshener that sticks to the dryer drum and an undercover bed fragrancer that keeps sheets fresh for longer. These launches highlight the fact that home fragrance remains an important consumer concern.
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