April Fool’s Day could be the global holiday for greenwashers and ecological mythmakers, but the Earth911 team is on the case. We discuss the realities of products labeled biodegradable and compostable, how to shop for sustainability when presented “organic” and “recyclable” products, and the habits that will make a real difference in your carbon impact. From myths and truths, how to recognize and avoid greenwashing, and the FTC Green Guides to use to find responsible manufacturers.
Evelyn Fielding-Lopez, Trey Granger, Sarah Lozanova, and Mitch Ratcliffe also talk through approaches to socially responsible investing, how to evaluate charities, and, in Earthling Questions, how to recycle large amounts of business waste — such as a 1,500 cases of beer — and the disposal of gel packs and using plastic to solarize a garden to prevent weeds.
This post was originally published on April 1, 2019.