Laundry detergent made from flowers! Cars that don't pollute! Potato chips fried in organic oils! These days, everything seems to be marketed with an eco-spin -- even products that are notoriously bad for people and the planet. So are companies truly seeing the green light, or are they just greenwashing?
If green is the new black, then greenwashing -- the practice of putting an eco-friendly spin on a not-so-eco-friendly product or company -- is the new gray area.
Here (http://www.grist.org/feature/2008/01/28/?source=daily) are a few red flags to watch for, and a few tips for shopping smarter -- put them together, and you can feel more confident about choosing products that really make a difference.
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