"Going green" is the catchphrase of the day, as evidenced by the multitude of "ecologically sound" and "sustainable" products now flooding the consumer market. But not all green logos are created equal, and many are misleading.
Present on much of today’s packaging, this common green arrow indicates that the manufacturer made a contribution to an approved recycling organisation – an obligatory contribution for those companies who mark their products with the symbol. However, the logo does not indicate that the packaging has been, or can be, recycled.
Date created : 2009-12-05