What if a green household product isn’t so green after all?

Interesting post on the Consumer Reports Home & Yard blog about “eco-friendly” products that don’t live up to their claims.

Consumer Reports Senior Editor Doug Podolsky discovered that Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwashing Gel … is not “biodegradable,” a claim that appears on the front label of the 45-ounce container. The gel contains a petroleum-based ingredient that’s listed on the bottle as a “non-toxic acrylic polymer.” The presence of this polymer means that the gel is not biodegradable, as the company defines the term.

Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwashing Gel ... Not so ecofriendly after all

The article offers a little insight into how this happens, and how companies respond.

Read When ‘green’ claims reveal a gray area on ConsumerReports.org.

Visit Eco-labels.org (by Consumer Reports) for more information on environmental labeling of household products.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 at 11:47 am and is filed under Consumer Beware, Going Green, Green, Green Products, Household Products. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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