What do they cost? $5 – $20What’s wrong with them?
Unless you know these bags are ending up in a compost bin, they’re not doing the planet or your wallet any good. There’s a good chance they’ll end up in a landfill where they will fail to decompose due to the anaerobic state of compacted trash.
2. Conventional Granola Bars
What do they cost? $4 – $6 for a box of 18 to 24 bars.
Buy this instead: Certified organic energy bars with high protein and low sugar content. Foods bearing the certified organic label cannot contain GMOs. A handful of organic nuts makes a healthy snack, as well.
What does it cost? $1.75 – $4.50
4. Cell Phone Radiation Screen
What does it cost? $17 – $30
What do they cost? $3 – $20
6. Greenwashed Cleaning Products
What does they cost? 22 oz. for $5
What’s wrong with them? Many of these greenwashed products claim to be “nontoxic”—a term that is unregulated on product labels and is basically meaningless—yet include toxins in their ingredient list.
7. Ethanol Fuel
What does it cost? New cars that can run on E85 are of comparable cost to new gasoline-powered vehicles.