Julia Hailes MBE

Sustainability Pioneer


Washing up tips with Fairy (May12)

Procter & Gamble (P&G), manufacturers of Fairy liquid, asked me to write some consumer advice about the greenest way to wash dishes.  

P & G 4th Expert Baby Care Advisory Group (Jun11)

I’ve sat on P&G’s Expert Advisory Panel for Babycare since is started a few years ago.  The fourth meeting was held in June in Geneva and had several new participants.   Most interesting to me was the new focus of looking at nappies and baby care in developing countries.  Also the innovations that are coming through.  […]

P&G Leaflet on Disposable Nappies (Jan11)

One of the most difficult eco-decisions I’ve had to make is whether to use cloth or disposable nappies.  I chose disposables.  Given that I’m a big campaigner on reducing waste, this might seem surprising.  But my view was that the environmental differences between the two products were not so great – and disposables performed better.  […]

P&G – Expert Advisory Panel on Detergents (Apr10)

This was the fourth Expert Advisory Panel on detergents and cleaning products and the second time for batteries.  Held in Geneva, there were only a couple of us who had been at the original meeting, along with a new cast of European opinion formers.

Fairy Dishwashing Leaflet (Mar10)

Procter & Gamble are printing 20,000 copies of their leaflet advising consumers on dishwashing – both by hand and by machine.   I’ve written four pages in the leaflet on green dishwashing.   One of my bug-bears is people who effectively wash their dishes before putting them in the dish-washer.  Of course you need to scrape the […]