We’ve seen it again and again – examples of the consumer voice overcoming injustice and wrongdoing. The consumer, YOU and me, have so much value that what we say and do is also powerful. Powerful to cause change. Valuable change. And when it comes to toxins in our products from cleaning products to beauty products, furnishing and children’s clothing, nothing could be more valuable. We need a change in how our products are produced and packaged. If not for my parent’s generation, then for mine and for my children and their children. Toxins and disease definitely stack up across generations.
Fortunately, some retailers are already on to this.
After seeing this report card by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, I want to consider carefully where I’ll spend my next dollar.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families asks this question: Are Your Favorite Retailers Taking Action on Toxics? And then produces a report card. Super helpful, right?! In their “second annual report card on toxic chemicals in consumer products, the Mind the Store Campaign found that one-third of 30 major U.S. retailers are leaders, but two-thirds are seriously lagging behind. Find out how the stores where you shop are (or are not) tackling toxic chemicals in everyday products.”
Click here for the full retailer report card.