Thursday, November 29, 2007

When it's not as Green as it seems


I'm a Consumer Reports website subscriber, so when I saw this article investigating the "green claims" of household cleaning product manufacturers, I was intrigued.

I'm a bit surprised at Seventh Generation's having a questionable ingredient in its dishwasher gel. I've used that stuff happily in the past. I'm not sure what to make of the Biokleen laundry powder finding, considering the company's statement that a questionable ingredient was accidentally listed in their disclosure statement and is therefore presumably not used.

It's a pretty short article without a lot of information in it. I'm glad Earth Friendly Products got a nod, and I'm wondering now about Ecover. Consumer Reports is sending people to its green cleaning website (which has been on my links list for a while) for more information.

3 comments:

greenstand said...

So true! Hate that these 'green' companies are using petroleum ingredients. Nothing green about using a non-renewable resource! Plus it's unhealthy! I found a government site on the web (for my own information) with green advertising guidelines. Apparently it's wrong to even imply green-ness unless you are. But the guidelines are voluntary!

lisbet said...

Sadly, companies aren't going to regulate themselves in that arena. Voluntary does us no good... sigh. "Green" is such a money maker right now...

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