There are a lot of different labels for "green" products. There are lots of logo's too and it can make things very confusing. Organic, vegan, FSC, recyclable, biodegradable, EPA certified, EcoLogo etc etc. Then there is the labels that are clearly green washing. In our supermarket they are really marketing Ontario corn fed beef and people are eating it up...literally. Some people see right through it but a lot of people do not realize that cows are not meant to eat corn and therefore do not digest it properly. So corn fed beef? Yah not a great thing.
What do you want in an Eco labeling program? I want to see where the product is made (ie: is it local to me), is it a low carbon product, is it organic, is it biodegradable, is it energy star. Is the product and packaging made from FSC materials, soy based inks, recycled materials. Obviously not all of these apply to every product but they are what come to mind when I think of what I am looking for.
We have clear labeling for hazardous materials so I really do not understand why the same principles can not be applied to green products.
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