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A GLC Exclusive: Green Facts Ratings

Green FactsEvery item on Green Life Center is rated for Green Facts.

This is a set of crieria that help you understand various aspects of the product, the seller, how it's made and how it supports a sustainable world.  Every item is given a score from 0 to 10; 10 being the most sustainable choice and 0 not being sustainable at all.

But how do we define sustainable?  

That can be tricky and subjective, so we think it's best to show you here some of the criteria we use to judge the sustainability of each item.

There are different criteria, depending upon whether the item is food or non-food.  For non-food items, we ask the seller questions like:  (but not limited to)

 

  • Does it contain any lead?
  • Is it hand made:
  • Is it made by a family business?
  • How many people are employed in the family business?
  • Is the packaging recycled?
  • Is the packaging recyclable?

 

and so forth...  Our objective is to offer you items that are safe, made by a family business or at least a small business and items that reduce landfill waste.  To us, supporting family businesses is a big part of being sustainable.

We're trying to avoid foreign factory made items, items that contain dangerous chemicals and mass produced items.

We hope that the effort we take to ensure each item is clearly identified and scored as to Earth and family friendliness is helpful to you as you shop and choose items that you can feel good about.