Is It Really Environmentally Friendly?

Determining whether a product is really environmentally friendly isn’t always easy, but there are rules and regulations that manufacturers and marketers must follow.

As it becomes more popular to go green, an increasing number of products claiming to be environmentally friendly are popping up on store shelves. Some products are labeled in just that way — “environmentally friendly” — while others say they are made from “recycled materials.” But what do these claims actually mean?

What Does “Environmentally-Friendly” Mean?
Every choice you make when you’re shopping has an impact on the planet, and some product choices are more environmentally friendly than others.
By educating yourself about environmentally-friendly products and practicing so-called green purchasing, you can lessen your carbon footprint and help protect the planet.

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