Reader Debra Baida sent me an article about a congressional hearing on greenwashing. The article cited testimony given by eco-consultant Scot Case before Congress's Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Rather than cite you to the article, I thought you might like to read the transcripts or watch videos of the testimony here: http://tinyurl.com/l4uv9r. These are not the most entertaining videos, but they are interesting. I found the last one to be most informative, if you only have time for one.
Case is part of the group responsible for the Seven Sins of Greenwashing, which you may remember from my May 26th blog, http://tinyurl.com/om5ax7.
Case and others testified about the need to simplify or clarify the labeling rules. Right now, confusion reigns. So many green labels are showing up on all sorts of products.
What Congress might do is, as of yet, an unknown, but in the meantime, you can find information and charts about some of these labels here:
By the way, the labels in this blog are just a FEW of the green labels floating around. Please, please if you find a good, thorough list of all the environmental certification labels, let us all know.