Green Washing Products

September 24, 2012

Dawn, the maker of this and several other dish soaps, donates soap to clean up animals after oil spills and gives money to rescue groups, but the product itself contains Triclosan, an ingredient deemed to be toxic to aquatic life. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Biodegradable, natural and non-toxic are environmentally friendly promises plastered across many household products, but a CBC Marketplace investigation found that a number of them amount to little more than greenwashing.

Figuring out whether products are actually environmentally friendly can be challenging since companies don’t have to post the ingredients on cleaning products.

Ecoholic author Vasil worked with Marketplace to examine environmental claims on household products and created the following Top 10 list of lousy labels.  click here to view the article from Green America


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