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Product Ecolabelling or Greenwash?


The website Environmental Graffiti has posted this great infographic illustrating ways in which product manufacturers use environmental greenwash in an attempt to hoodwink us into buying their products under the assumption that they are “environmentally friendly”.

Check out the original story and illustration.

The good news, they say, is that:
– 31.7% of DIY construction products use veridical environmental labelling.
– Greenwash of Toys and Baby products is more exaggeration than flat out lies.
– 32% of cleaning products use ‘certification by legitimate Eco-labels’.

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This entry was posted on 20 November 2011 by in Sustainable Consumption.

Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Rampant consumerism.
Widespread unsustainable lifestyles.
Unsustainable business practices.
Damaging and unsustainable travel and transport.
Extensive environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
These are some of the problems we face.
Energy crisis.
Financial crisis.
Uneducated and un-empowered.
Environmental damage.
Food and water shortage.
Climate change.
Are you part of the problem,
Or are you part of the solution?

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