01-27-2020 | MYTHS AROUND ECO-FRIENDLY PRACTICES

Join Sarah, JC, Isabel, and Jessica while they tackle #7 common myths and misconceptions that surround Eco-friendly living.

         

#1 Organic doesn’t have a strict definition

Any product that contains the organic label must follow a strict set of rules and regulations set by the NOP. This regulation prohibits the use of synthetics substances; However, there are some exceptions to this rule, click here to access the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.

#2 Organic foods from other countries do not meet US standards
All products that make use of the organic label must comply with NOP regulations, regardless of country of origin.

#3 Organic is a fad
Organic agriculture has been around for thousands of years, and we don’t think it is going anywhere!

#4 In green living, paper is preferable over plastic
The best solution is to avoid using single use paper or plastic. Use a reusable bag for groceries, bring your own silverware/plate/cups, change that paper towel habit for washable absorbent fabric pads.

#5 Hand washing is greener than using dishwasher
Nowadays, newer dishwasher models are built to use less energy and water than ever before. It all depends on your habits!

#6 Cleaning home products that are eco-friendly are expensive and hard to find
We somewhat agree with this statement. Eco friendly cleaning products that you can buy at the supermarket are, sometimes, more expensive than regular cleaner. However, it is always possible to DIY cleaning products, laundry detergents, multipurpose spray, and much more.

#7 Sustainable produce is more expensive than conventional produce
Yes, at the grocery store we can clearly see and compare how a pound of organic strawberries sell at a higher price point than conventional strawberries. However, shopping at farmers markets or directly from small farmers gives you access to better prices for organic produce, while you support community economy.