Labeling plays a key role in the marketing of a product. Labels interest the consumer to buy the product and hence, labels are to be copied and imitated. In order to avoid this, various certification processes are being developed to create standardized labels. Ecolabel Index recognizes about 449 labels and these define numerous eco-friendly products or companies that manufacture such products. Here are five of them.
Certified Green Restaurant:
This label is used to designate the hotels and restaurants that fulfill their commitment of being eco-friendly marked by a sustainable approach in their resource management, waste reduction and the food sources. This helps you make a perfect choice to eat green products.
Certified Humane Raised and Handled:
This logo makes sure that the animals used for various purposes, such as dairy, and animals like lamb, poultry and beef products are treated in a kind or sympathetic way and were raised in a hygienic and safe environment. It also symbolizes that these animals were not shut in cages or stalls, and were fed quality food and water. These animals are devoid of antibiotic and growth hormones.
FAIRTRADE recognizes socially and morally refined trade systems, which are economically and environmentally safe, and the main purpose of this eco-label is the betterment of common people. It aims at providing equal job opportunities to common people like farmers and artisans in the under developed and developing countries, while eliminating poverty, so that people get a better standard of living.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC):
This Eco-label aims at promoting the awareness of the management of forest resources and provides specific guidelines to derive the forest products, paper and wood, in an environmentally friendly ways. It also ensures that the removal of these resources does not affect the flora and fauna adversely.
The Green-e label is used to symbolize organizations that make use of certified renewable energy resources like solar energy and wind power, and thus do their bit to save the environment. This helps you to reduce your carbon footprint on the Planet and support the use of renewable energy.
All these brand names play an important role in saving the planet and its inhabitants from harmful human activities. Hence, while buying anything from anywhere, you should try to look for these labels, as they would help us make our environment better.