How To Avoid Buying a€oeGreenwasheda€A Products

OK, so I’m sure that a select few of you out there appreciate how hard it can be to scavenge the web for a perfect picture for a half-ass post.AA I wanted to put the solar butterfly wind chime on here but I couldn’t find the appropriate image.AA So for those of you who feel me on this and for those of you who simply don’t care about greenwashing (and just want a picture of cute cats)… this irrelevant picture before the article is for you.AA Watch as our hit count skyrockets.


a€oeGreen-washa€A (verb) - the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. Before you buy, be sure to ask yourself these questions:

1) What type of environmental claim is being made?

Is the manufacturer making a single or multi-attribute environmental claim? While valuable, single-attribute claims do not address other potential important human health and environmental issues. Environmental leadership standards such as EcoLogo and Green Seal examine all of the relevant environment impacts of a product category along with the products currently available in the market when developing a standard.

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We usually like "themed" days.AA Can you guess today’s?AA And please, no stupid questions as to why I reading this blog.


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Posted: May 15th, 2008
at 12:05pm by Black Ock

Categories: green,not ninja-worthy

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