16 Nov '11, 3pm

iPhone App Decodes Green Labels So You Know What's Really Eco-Friendly

iPhone App Decodes Green Labels So You Know What's Really Eco-Friendly

We all know that eco-labels have gone haywire in the last few years. It seems like practically every product on the shelf supports some sort of green leaf telling you how environmentally friendly it is, but is it real or a bunch of bunk? Consumer Reports is helping us sort through the hype with a new iPhone app called Eco-Label. The app is $0.99 on iTunes and probably will save you that much and more in headache medicine. It is essentially a mobile version of Greenerchoices.org, which provides independent reviews of common terms on labels and says which are meaningful or not. When you're in a store, you can search alphabetically or by product, and get information about what you're looking at on the shelf. You can also get a label "report card" that will tell you which labels are making truthful claims and which are full of, well, you know. © Eco-Label via iTunes Consumer R...

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