Greenwashing

So it’s time for my first greening task!! Lynne suggests I switch to green laundry soap.

Great. I’m way ahead of her because I already have green laundry soap. She says nope, my green soap isn’t green enough. 😦

But the bottle says Green, it’s advertised as environmentally friendly! How could it not be green? Isn’t there some kind of regulation on that?

Oh no, this is not a good start. It’s called Greenwashing. There is no regulation on green products, meaning no way to know if a product is actually green without doing some research. Well your not gonna find me reading ingredient lists!  Fortunately I know well researched expert label readers so that is convenient. All I have to do is ask what they use. Lynne said she makes it.

What?! That’s your idea of an easy first step!  I can’t spend half a day trekking all over town buying all the ingredients, concocting a huge brew of enough laundry soap to bottle a 6 month supply. 6 months that’s a lot of soap! What size pot are we talking here? Do I have to go out and find a gigantic pot too?

She says it’s much simpler than I think but I don’t know about this. I’m not sure what I signed up for here. We’ll see how it goes. It better clean my clothes good after all that time and it better smell really good too. Wish me luck. I’ll keep you posted.

If your looking for info on Greenwashing

http://www.inspireplanning.ca/blog/?p=423

http://greenertoday.blog.ca/2011/01/05/wear-your-big-green-purse

http://greenertoday.blog.ca/2010/12/21/green-washing-10231262/

 

 

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