13 Sep '11, 2pm

Ask Ruth: what do the different eco-labels mean? - The Ecologist

Ask Ruth: what do the different eco-labels mean? - The Ecologist

This is a question I get asked a lot and it merits a fuller answer than I usually have time to give. The first and biggest problem with eco labels is the sheer volume of them. Fairtrade, ECOCERT, Soil Association, CosmeBio, Freedom Food… the list of different certification schemes covering everything from lemons to lipstick is endless. What’s more, each has varying standards, with some – Freedom Food and Rainforest Alliance spring to mind – having proved controversial in the past to say the least. Then there’s the problem of different standards in different countries, so for example, you might buy a Soil Association certified organic t-shirt in London but then have to look for one with a Nordic Swan label in Copenhagen. It all adds up to an unholy mess of confusion, claim and counterclaim, so it’s little wonder that consumers – and the brands themselves – are fed up with l...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_d...

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