As people all over the world become more aware about the importance of protecting the environment and using green products, the demand for them has become increasingly higher.
Eco-friendly products, also known as green products, are products that don't harm the environment (whether in their production, use, or even disposal). Green products help conserve energy, minimizes carbon footprints or the emission of greenhouse gases and doesn't lead to a lot of toxicity and pollution.
There are many green products that are biodegradable, recyclable and compostable.
How to Tell if It's Eco-Friendly
How can you tell if your green product is truly eco-friendly? Well, in order to help consumers identify these products various programs have been put in place to certify green products manufacturers. Some of these programs use eco labels such as the “Energy Star” and the “Green Seal.”
Refer to the below to get a better idea of what to look for.
ØEnergy Star– for appliances and electronics that are energy saving.
ØUSDA Organic Seal– for cosmetics and foods that truly are organic.
ØGreen Seal– for cleaning products that are safe for the environment.
ØForest Stewardship Council Logo– for paper and wood products.
Please note that not all eco labels used on the products are officially verified.
Benefits of Going Green
There are many benefits of going green. Here's a couple of them:
3.A Sustainable World
4.Better Quality of Life
5.Development in New Areas
As more people start living a green life, there will be greater drive for developments in the area of green energies, recycling and other green technologies, as well as a market for eco-friendly products and services.