Insider’s Guide To Knowing If You’re Truly Buying Green Products.

May 12, 2014

Greenwashing?There are thousands of design products and manufacturers claiming to be green. So many design products are being green-washed these days it is hard to know what is truly green. Are the products you use truly eco-friendly? The best way to know is to ask the right questions, questions such as this:

  1. Does the product contain recycled content? If so how much?
  2. Is the finished product tested/certified by any third-party certifier or agencies?
  3. What is the interior design product’s life expectancy?
  4. How are the product’s original materials transported to the factory and how far do they get transported?
  5. Does the company accept the item back for recycling or reuse?
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  6. How is the by-product of the product handled? Do they have programs in place to reduce manufacturing waste and pollution?
  7. Does the product negatively impact indoor air quality upon installation?

While it may seem daunting, the reality is we have a finite amount of resources and we all want to leave the world in better, or at least as good, condition for future generations. Do what you can because every little bit counts when your buying green products.

If you or anyone you know wants to “green” up their next remodel, please have them call me (8) 752.1456.

Cheers,
Rebecca