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Walmart’s Sustainable Product Index is the retailer’s latest sustainability initiative, undertaken to establish a single source of data for evaluating the sustainability of products. Given the global scope and complexity of the project, has Walmart bitten off more than it can chew? greenerpackage.com/node/1381

The oxo-bio debate heats up, after Euro- pean Bioplastics questions the industry’s claims, and the Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Association responds. Now, the Biodegradable Products Institute has entered the fray. What’s your take? greenerpackage.com/node/1479

A new report, “Climate Science: 2008: Major New Discoveries,” that claims not only that human activity is the primary cause of rising temperatures, but also that climate change impacts are accelerating, has raised readers’ hackles. Join the (heated) conversation. greenerpackage.com/node/1392

U.K. supermarket Asda is expected to begin trials this month of refillable packaging for its own-brand fabric conditioner in order to directly engage consumers with packaging reduction. Is refillable/reusable packaging a viable model for the future? greenerpackage.com/node/1380

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