"Our Green Standards: each product we sell is reviewed and rated in respect to its environmental impact. The four key areas that we look at are: 1). Source Material, 2). Manufacturing, 3). Usage, and 4). Disposal. We refer to these as the product Lifecycle. In this way, each product is rated from a 'cradle to grave' perspective.
As you look at each product on our site, you will see our rating emblem with all four Basic Lifecycle elements displayed as circles inside a box (see above). If the product meets or exceeds the minimum criteria of that element the applicable circle will be displayed in color. If it does not meet the Standard, the circle will be displayed in grey.
The Score: Additionally, we provide an overall score for each product. The score is displayed on the photo of the product, along with the four Basic Lifecycle ratings (the circles in a box above). The higher the score, the better the product's positive impact on your life, and on the environment. The scores can range between 1, meaning fewer positive 'Green' attributes, and 100 having many positive attributes. The score is an easy way for you to compare products.
An important perspective to keep in mind is that if a product is on our site, it is fundamentally better for the environment than a traditional product. So whether a product scores a 92 or 32, or meets just 1, or all 4 of our Basic Lifecycles elements, it is still a better alternative."
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