If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, there’s an easy way to check to see if the products you purchase are as green as they say they are. Using the GoodGuide website or iPhone app it’s as easy as searching the product name or scanning the barcode.
Each product that’s rated on GoodGuide is given a numeric score from 0 to 10. They are rated in terms of how green they are for your health, the environment, and society. (You can find information on how the ratings are determined here.)
You can search for items by the product name or brand, or you can browse by category (personal care, food, apparel, etc.) But maybe the best thing is part of their mobile app. You can use your iPhone’s camera to scan an product’s barcode and if GoodGuide has rated it, the app will pull up the rating as easy as that.