Have you also noticed the online and offline markets are slowly becoming greener?
Every time I go shopping I see more green alternatives on the shelves.
Why are we seeing more green alternatives than before?
It’s not a fast change but it’s surely happening. I see it my self every day.
What’s happening is not that the big manufactures CEO’s suddenly have this continuous enlightenment about the ongoing damage their products cause to earth.
What is really happening is that they begin to understand that green consuming is more than just a trend, that people are actually willing to not only pay more but to take more time to find the green alternatives to the products they need.
So what’s the problem?
Marketing is the problem.
Since the definition of “Green Products” is not always on the spot and the average consumer is quit dazzled about what are real green alternatives and what aren’t, big companies (being big companies) are sometimes trying to take advantage of the situation.
So, for example, you will see more products in green color packaging, or marked “eco-friendly” or “Green” to give earth-friendly consumers the feeling they are buying green alternatives.
How to recognize real green alternatives?
Obviously, it depends on the specific type of product you’re buying.
But generally, when buying a new product, there are a few guidelines you can stick too:
- Look for biodegradeable
Biodegradable products are made from natural materials that will naturally degrade in a few years without any need of human interfering.
These materials include:
Wood, Bamboo, Glass, Cotton, Ceramic, Leafs, Silicone
- Look for long-lasting and not disposable
Products that last longer do more justice with our environment as you buy them once and they last a couple of years. This means buying products with high quality over one-time use products.
I’m here to help
One of the goals I took on myself with this blog is to help people find green alternatives with greater ease.
I want to help people answer questions like:
- Is this product really green?
- What qualities to look for in green products
- Is this “Eco-friendly” product going to serve my needs
- What environmental impacts these products might have
- Do these products have better green alternatives?