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Where can I buy green products with eco labels?

Eco Labels at the Super Market?

As you browse this site you will see a great number of products that a mentioned that have eco labels, most of them were found online when the site was initially built. However, a trip to your local supermarket armed with a little spare time will reveal that there are already lots of eco labelled products available. For example a trip to Sainsbury will reveal that some of their fish is MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified.

"The ‘Big 5’ species (cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns) remain the most popular fish eaten in the UK, accounting for 80% of all fish sold every week.  Sainsbury’s is working to convert the 'Big 5' species to green rated (green rated is ‘sustainable’, red rated means 'major concern’, according to the Sainsbury’s decision tree; developed with key stakeholders within the fish industry) by 2010.

This means moving cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns to 100% sustainable sources, ensuring that the fish are caught or reared with minimal impact on stocks, eco-systems, and the wider environment.  Sainsbury’s has also doubled it's sales of MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) fish year on year since 2007/8, and continues to be the number one retailer of MSC fish."

Source: http://www2.sainsburys.co.uk/food/foodandfeatures/safety_quality/articles/fish.htm

 

How many MSC eco labels in Sainsbury?
MSC label on fish

 

eco label Eco Labels at the Builders Merchants?

You may even see the odd eco label at the builder's merchants! Supply chain is a big part of product procurements nowadays. Sustainably sourced timber is often labelled with the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) logo.

You might see a Carbon Footprint label on a paving slab, as well. Bradleys is a paving company in the UK that have done a lot of work with the carbon trust to lower their carbon footprint. They don't put the labels on the paving slabs though, they are presented in the product brochure.