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Eco-Friendly Product Picks

What does ‘Eco-Friendly’ mean?

This term simply describes a product that is not harmful to the environment. However, it can get more complicated than that, as there are many factors of something that might be “harmful to the environment.”  So many different things can negatively influence the environment, such as not using proper procedures when disposing of products.  However, there are many benefits to using eco-friendly products that are not simply centered around the health and well-being of the Earth, but also the health and well-being of your family.

Eco-friendly products may seem to be more expensive, but long-term they are actually more cost efficient. Eco-friendly products tend to last much longer.  Eco-friendly products may have a larger sticker price, but since they last longer, it is an investment that will pay off.

How to tell if something is Eco-Friendly?

Although many companies and their products promise to be eco-friendly, they can misconstrue their information, leaving consumers confused and often blindly buying their products. When shopping for eco-friendly products, look for:

  • Energy Star – for appliances and electronics that are energy saving
  • USDA Organic Seal – for cosmetics and foods that truly are organic
  • Green Seal – for cleaning products that are safe for the environment
  • Forest Stewardship Council Logo – for paper and wood products

If you do not see these seals or logos on your products, there is a good chance that they are not actually eco-friendly. To avoid accidentally buying products that are dangerous to both families and the Earth, check for these seals of approval and rest assured of the safety!

Here are some fun Eco-Friendly finds that you can buy, to be the change you want to see!

THE ULTIMATE TEST OF MAN’S CONSCIENCE MAY BE HIS WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE SOMETHING TODAY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS WHOSE WORDS OF THANKS WILL NOT BE HEARD.
–GAYLORD NELSO

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