Everything you buy has an effect on the environment. As a consumer you make a difference in what kind of products are in demand and produced. When you buy products that consume less energy and last longer than others, you not only pollute the air less, you send a message to the industry that you want them to produce environmentally responsible products. Here’s what you can do when it’s time to shop.
- Buy ENERGY STAR products, including cars and houses. They are environmentally friendly products approved by EPA. For more information visit the ENERGY STAR website or call 1-888-STAR-YES.
- Choose efficient, low-polluting models of vehicles. For more information visit the Vehicle Emissions Guide website.
- Choose recycled products.
- Choose products that have less packaging and are reusable.