The definition of Eco-Friendly in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
Not harmful to the environment; not having a bad effect on the natural world.
This means that the product must not contain ingredients that are harmful to the environment as well as to those that are using the product. They must also not harm the environment during the production of the product, and when they are disposed of as well.
On the Conserve Energy Future website, they clearly explain the following:
In other words, these products help preserve the environment by significantly reducing the pollution they could produce. Eco-friendly products can be made from scratch, or from recycled materials. This kind of product is easily recognizable as it is, in most cases, labelled as such.
Some people think that it requires lot of time, effort and money to make a home eco-friendly. The truth is that there are lot of eco-products that you can start using right now which can help you to reduce waste and make this planet a better place to live.
Eco-products are also known as environment friendly products or green products as they cause minimal harm to people and the environment.
The Good Housekeeping website has a list of the labels that you can totally trust to be honestly eco-friendly (as there are a lot of companies that pretend to be so, but do not meet the full criteria of being fully environmentally friendly). You can view the list here Eco-Friendly Logos.
There are many many different types of eco-friendly products that you can start using right now, today.
They are not as expensive as you think; a lot of them are the same price or even cheaper than “non-green” products. Companies are trying very hard to reduce the prices of their environmentally friendly products so that more people have access to them.
The one very important factor to keep in mind is that that they last much longer than other products because of the materials that they are made out of. Most of them last a lifetime, so they do save you money in the long term as well.
Under this section I will point you in the direction of wonderful green products that you can use with a clear conscience, also knowing that they are safe for you and your family to use.
Click here to view a list of some of them:
“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” – Robert Redford