A NEW eco-index charting the envi- ronmental impact of Britains favourite groceries has crowned Persil laundry powder the greenest supermarket prod- uct and Haribo sweets the worst. Researchers evaluated 100 products on a range of green issues, including packaging, air miles, fairtrade ingredi- ents, use of energy and resources and how clear the companys environmental policy was to shoppers. Persil, which is owned by Unilever, came top of the league for taking steps to minimise the environmental impact of every aspect of the products life, according to the scoring system devised by environmental consultancy EnvirUP and the University of Nottingham. Another of the companys brands, PG Tips, came second for responsibly sourc- ing tea and green packaging that pro- vided detailed information on carbon targets. A box of Quality Street sweets, with its compostable packaging, also made the green top 10. Haribo came bottom because the company appeared to have no environ- mental policy and did nothing to dem- o n s t r a t e i t u n d e r s t a n d s i t s environmental impact. Mller yogurts came second from bot- tom for lack of environmental thinking in delivering product or, no considera- tion of carbon emissions. The EnvirUP Green Index Report uses 48 questions to cover all areas of envi- ronmental sustainability and the overall score was linked to grades from A to G. None of the brands was green enough to achieve A and B grades overall. EnvirUP found all the brands per- formed badly on packaging. Researchers said Pringles snacks were the worst because their foil-coated cardboard tubes are impossible to recy- cle. The greenest soft drink was Volvic by kevin widdop 12 Wednesday, 26 August 2009 London Lite Greens are not so sweet on Haribo instoreeco test Manknifedinheartafterbogus caradlureonGumtreewebsite top ten Greenest Butpersilpowdercleansup ...and tHe Bottom ten Knox parents 1,000 thanks THE parents of murdered Harry Potter actor Rob Knox, 18, are to donate 1,000 to the charity that helped them cope during his killers trial this year. Colin and Sally Knox will hand over a cheque tomorrow to the Witness Service, which is run by Victim Support. Festivals wave goodbyetoflags FLAGS have been banned from this years main stages at Reading and Leeds Festivals. Organiser Festival Republic, which also helps run Glastonbury, has taken the step after fans complained their views of the stage were ruined. 1. Persil Laundry 2. PG Tips 3. Finish 4. Volvic 5. Kelloggs Special K 6. Surf 7. Ribena 8. Quality Street 9. Ariel 10. Evian 91. Red Bull 92. Clover spreads 93. Richmond sausages 94. John West canned fish 95. Warburtons 96. Youngs chilled fish 97. Cathedral City 98. Mller Corner 99. Mller Light 100. Haribo gums & jellies but Red Bull was at number 91 because it does not have any environmental initiatives beyond recycling the can. EnvirUP founder Assim Ishaque said: Many brands have caught on to the green trend but some have clearly missed the demand. A MAN was stabbed in the heart and left for dead after replying to a bogus advertisement for a car on listings website Gumtree. The 42-year-old victim took 5,000 in cash to a rendezvous in east London with a man he believed was the seller. But when he arrived he was punched and kicked to the ground by two men before being stabbed six times. Detectives say the knife pierced his lung and heart and it was extraordinary he was not killed. They believe the mans life was saved by a passer-by, who intervened in the attack, and the skills of air ambulance doctors who carried out open-heart surgery at the scene. The victim has been released from hospital after the 30 July attack and is recovering at home. Today Scotland Yard issued a warning to people who use listings websites, saying robberies involving criminals posing as sellers are on the rise. Police also appealed for witnesses. The victim was set upon by two black men in their twenties in North Street, Barking, at 3.50pm. Officers say the victim had intended to buy a VW Golf he had seen advertised on Gumtree. The website offers safety advice saying people should meet in public places and take someone else along. Det Chief Insp Ellie OConnor also advised people not to carry large sums of cash or let themselves be lured away. Any green ones? A fan of Haribo index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html