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Have you seen Eco-Labeling? aka Environmental Statements. If so tell me!

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Ok, recently in my body and sould magazine I noticed this neat little "label" they have on the inside. I call it an eco-label. they call it their environmental statement

quote:

by using recycled paper, Body & Soul magazine has saved the valuable resources below:
trees= 1,203 (saved)
Energy= 832 BTU's (saved)
Water= 438,318 gallons (saved)
Greenhouse Gases= 133,707 pounds of Co2 (saved)
Solid Waste=72,524 pounds (saved)

Another example is Timberlands shoe boxes. They also list their environmental impact


Have you seen eco-labels like this anywhere else? Tell me all about it!

 

 

~ Susanna

www.BoutiqueOrganica.com Certified Organic Shopping.

Your Organic Future: Click Here


Edited by organicgal007 - Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:12:44 GMT
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Organicgal007, as you are already aware, currently, we do not have an umbrella organization providing universal environmental standards for environmental/green products and services nationally nor internationally. Because of this, manufacturers, companies, and organizations have been creating eco-labels according to their own set of criteria. Its very confusing for us as consumers. A good starting place for researching eco-labeling is at Consumer Report's GreenerChoices. Follow that search up by visiting sites such as Energy Star and Green Seal. Hope this is helpful to you.

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yup, totally aware.and since i don't buy all things on the market, that's why i asked for help if you see one let me know.

because there is no real organization that provides a true eco-label, and companies make their own up, there is no one place to go to find out who's using them.

so i'm reliant on those of you out there, to give me heads up if you see one. thanksies mucho!

 

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Originally Posted by morizongreen:

Organicgal007, as you are already aware, currently, we do not have an umbrella organization providing universal environmental standards for environmental/green products and services nationally nor internationally. Because of this, manufacturers, companies, and organizations have been creating eco-labels according to their own set of criteria. Its very confusing for us as consumers. A good starting place for researching eco-labeling is at Consumer Report's GreenerChoices. Follow that search up by visiting sites such as Energy Star and Green Seal. Hope this is helpful to you.


 

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 REI provides Eco-Sensitive tags to help consumers identify fibers and materials, benefits, and drawbacks of fabrics so we can make an informed choice before we buy. The Eco-Sensitive labels indicate apparel products that have the greatest percentage of renewable, recycled and/or organic content.

REI's Eco-Sensitive Program Labeling

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