Shopping with a green perspective

Recently, I was exposed to the Phone Application call “GoodGuide”

The application gives a general guideline on what types of products are environmental friendly by giving the users three simple numbers.

The first is on health and safety. The higher the product, the more healthy the product is considered. The second number is green and determines whether the product is made with green in mind or not. The last number is social responsible which gives a number on whether the product has an end user in mind or not.

I recently went shopping at fresh grocer just few blocks from my apartment with the application and decided to make a shopping trip where I determine which brand of breakfast items I would buy without looking at money value. I compared various products and was happy to find that many of the brands of milk and cereal were all available on”GoodGuide”. In the end, I paid $9.42 for a loaf of bread, milk, and a box of Apple Jacks. I must say the application is lots of fun and would recommend it to anyone who wants to know how the food and goods one buy is affecting the environment. And its super simple: just three numbers.


About t5huang

Masters in Environmental Science at UPenn Candidate
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