Home Depot will introduce an Eco Options label for 2,500 products the company considers better for the environment, from insecticides to programmable thermostats.
Home Depot will introduce today an Eco Options label for
2,500 products the company considers better for the environment.
Many of the products are already on Home Depot store
shelves and include a wide range from insecticide to programmable thermostats.
As part of the label launch, the company will give away 1 million compact
fluorescent light bulbs at its stores on Earth Day, April 22.
Generally, the products fall into one of five categories:
clean air, water conservation, energy efficiency, healthy home and sustainable
The company says the products with the Eco
Options label are either environmentally kinder by definition, such as lights
that use solar power, or have met certain environmental performance criteria
verified by Scientific Certification Systems, an independent standards
development and certification company.
The company expects to include the label on 6,000
products by 2009. Although it’s the first time the label will be seen in the
United States, Home Depot introduced the Eco Options label in Canada in 2004.
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