Many products that companies market as “green” by using terms such as “biodegradable”, “eco-friendly” and “non-toxic” on their labels are “greenwashing”. They market their products as “green” when they are not properly certified. A 2009 report by TerraChoice, a non-profit environmental group, found that 98% of products labeled “green” were really “greenwashed”.
In order to distinguish “green” products from “greenwashed”, watch for certification marks which have been approved and supported by the federal government and credible environmental organizations.
These are: ENERGY STAR; CANADA ORGANIC; FSC MIX PAPER C0200067; MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL and ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE EcologoM
Be sure to shop at local stores which display Lake Friendly signs.

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