Tag: green

When spring finally comes, you may want to spruce up your outdoor space with new furniture, fences or even a deck. And chances are you’ll rely on advertising for solid information about the products you’re going to buy.

The Federal Trade...

Is it the right color? Right size? How does it stack up in terms of energy efficiency? Those are some top questions for anyone shopping for a home appliance. EnergyGuide labels, created by the Federal Trade Commission, are one key source of...

When you’re caring for a baby, diapers and wipes rank high on the list of essential products. And when a company advertises those products as biodegradable, compostable, or “eco-friendly,” it’s essential that those claims are accurate and...

Going shopping for a new appliance? Make sure you look for the EnergyGuide label, the yellow tag you’ll find attached to most appliances. It tells how much energy an appliance uses and makes it easier to compare the energy use of similar models....

Use less gas. Save money. Help the environment. Just by adding a little pill to your fuel tank? Not likely.

Green Foot Global has agreed to settle charges that it made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims that its fuel additive “...

Maybe you’re picking up paper plates for a party, or ready to bag some leaves in your yard. If a package says a product is biodegradable, compostable or recyclable you might opt to make the “greener” choice, right? That’s why it’s important those...

A mattress that’s better for you, your baby, or the environment? Sounds great, right? The problem is, it might not be true.

Three companies have agreed to settle FTC charges they claimed their memory foam or natural latex mattresses were...

You want to buy products that are good for the environment. But is grabbing the tree-covered package the way to do it? Take this quiz to test your “green” smarts:

A product says it’s biodegradable. That should mean:it will completely break...

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes have settled FTC charges that they misled people into thinking the paints they sold didn’t contain VOCs — compounds that can hurt the environment and your health. The companies will stop claiming...

Winter’s here, and boy, does your utility bill show it! If you’ve got a minute, take a listen to some tips from the FTC on how to cut your energy costs.  

Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

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