Keep an eye out for products using eco-labelling from Foundation Earth, using a simple green-to-red scale design and a grading from A+ to G. If it’s A+, it has scored highly in the audit with a low carbon footprint, low water usage, the resultant pollution too, and lastly having minimum impact on biodiversity (the buzzword meaning all affected animal and plant species are still happy).
Apparently they have backing from several major supermarkets, so this might gain traction. Here’s an example:
Links on Eco-Labelling
Here’s the run-down and list of supporting suppliers at Foundation Earth.
It’s not just supermarkets that are involved – organic veggie boxers Abel & Cole are starting to use it too.
Read how eco-labelling and particularly carbon footprint labelling is something EcoCounts advocates.