Green is “in,” and big manufacturers know it. Unfortunately, some companies try to cash in on the green movement by labeling their products with meaningless propaganda that make it look eco-friendly even when it’s not. This is called greenwashing.

Here’s a quick list of the labels to look for — the ones that mean a product is the real green deal. Keep these labels in mind while you're shopping and surfing the net:

  Label Look for it on
     
100% Organic Food
  Fair Trade Certified Food, clothing and wood products
  Leaping Bunny Cosmetics, personal care and household products
FSC-Certified Wood, paper products and furniture
EnergyStar Appliances

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