If you didn’t know, Consumer Union (the nice folks who brought us Consumer Reports) has a whole site dedicated to green and sustainable products (and those poseurs) called GreenerChoices.org. It’s been around since 2005, but I actually didn’t know about the whole enterprise, just their  Eco-Labels search option. Today is yet another lazy blogger day, so you guess it, more cut and paste:

We created GreenerChoices.org to address the lack of credible, in-depth information on green products, services, and lifestyles, especially on the Web. Environmentally conscious consumers are faced with a huge amount of “green washing” by companies that want to capitalize on and exploit the growing interest in environmentally-friendly products, health, pollution and toxics.

Currently, we offer a range of useful information in six product categories—Appliances, Cars, Electronics, Food, Home & Garden and Natural Health & Personal Care— and have expanded content in several key areas:

  • Energy-saving Center—launched in 2009 to offer consumers practical advice for saving energy, saving money, and reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions at home and on the road.
  • Electronics Waste Reuse & Recycling Center—launched in the fall of 2006 to educate consumers about the growing problems of electronic waste and offer responsible options for reducing it.
  • Green Consumer Tools—interactive tools from energy calculators to toxics finders.
  • Eco-labels Search—consumers can also use our Eco-labels search tool to evaluate labels on food, wood, personal care products and household cleaners.

 

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