Quin Wyatt

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Eco Friends

Posted by Quin  |  Posted: 07-Apr-2011

"Eco" is an abbreviated word that has become synonymous these days with anything associated with preserving our planet, and as such needs to be used responsibly by manufacturers.

Some products use the term very loosely, giving the impression that they may be good for the "Ecological sustainabilty" of our planet, where as in fact on closer inspection, some of the elements used could be Toxic!

Branding used for selling products is a powerful selling tool that does not always tell the truth about its safe use. When searching for suitable materials to use in our homes we need to look for our "Eco friends", that have the least negative impact on our natural and designed environment.