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Green Marketing Guidelines of the FTC

by Chuck Peavey 25. October 2012 05:04

Federal Trade Commission Ruling Green

Tearing It UpThis may come as a surprise to my Treehugger friends but I couldn't be more delighted that the Federal Trade Commission is taking an interest in green claims and green product claims. In fact, a big reason for creating GreenCertifiedWeb.org in the first place is that I wanted to help clean up the miss that is dishonest green marketing (Greenwashing). More...

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Speaking to the Environmentalist Green Community

by Chuck Peavey 8. October 2012 05:07

Beach Clean Up

SurfRider Foundation Beach Cleanup

Last Saturday, I was invited to help with a beach cleanup with the SurfRider foundation. Not generally my cup of tea (so to speak) but a tremendous opportunity to meet people who know a whole lot more about the plastic in the ocean than I do and let's face it, plastic in the ocean is probably my biggest passion right now.

Together we collected about 35 pounds of garbage. I personally added less than 1/2 pound but in my defense, I collected nearly 100 cigarette butts which tend to be labor intensive and very toxic containing such wonderful chemicals as Benzopyrene (carcinogen), Arsenic, Acetone, Formaldehyde and Ammonia. They are such a big issue even ABC News had something to say about it. More...

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Categories: Environmental Impact