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What is ‘Green’?

What does “Green” mean. It is an innocuous statement but is open to many interpretations. ‘The Green Consumer’ defines it as one that:

  • is not dangerous to the health of people or animals;
  • does not cause damage to the environment during manufacture, use, or disposal;
  • does not consume a disproportionate amount of energy and other resources during manufacture, use, or disposal;
  • does not cause unnecessary waste, due either to excesive packaging or to a short useful life;
  • does not involve the unnecessary use of or cruelty to animals; and
  • does not use materials derived from threatened species or environments.