Archive | Standards and Labels

Clothing: What’s Eco, and What’s Not



What does it take to manufacture, sell, and dispose of clothing? You might be surprised. The clothing industry is one of the most environmentally intensive in the world. If it's made from cotton, it's been doused with as much as 22.5% of the pesticides applied to agricultural crops worldwide. If it's made from a synthetic fiber, […]

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We Need Meaningful Standards to Protect the Planet — and Us, too.



We've all seen the product claims that SOUND like they mean environmental protection. But do they? * Products labeled "natural" may contain some biological ingredients, but they may also include synthetic dyes and fragrances. * "Hypoallergenic" has no medical meaning. The word was invented by advertisers who used it in a cosmetics campaign in 1953.  Says […]

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Environmental In-Box: Marmoleum, the Eco-Friendly Flooring



When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, you might not even know eco-friendly options exist.  But for over 100 years, Forbo has been manufacturing Marmoleum, an all natural linoleum. Katie Kelleher reports: What is it? Marmoleum is made into flooring sheets or tiles from a compound of linseed oil, rosins, cork flour, limestone and […]

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Greenzer.com makes shopping for sustainable products a little easier.



If you’ve been hankering to use your big green purse to buy green goods but haven’t been able to find the goods, Greenzer may be just what you’re looking for. The recently launched website lists over 15,000 products that have been evaluated based on specific green attributes and environmental certifications. You can browse, compare and […]

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