The EcoConsumer's Bill of Rights
Tom Watson on
Jan. 28, 2007
We, as EcoConsumers, demand the following rights:
1) The right to know what's in a product.
2) The right to buy a product that doesn't require a hacksaw to get through its packaging.
3) The right to receive reasonable price discounts when buying in bulk.
4) The right to buy a product used, when it makes sense.
5) The right to receive a prompt, informative response from a manufacturer or retailer when asking about the environmental attributes of a product.
6) The right to buy products - from home electronics to household cleaners - not laced with toxics.
7) The right to easily recycle or compost a product and its packaging.
8) The right to buy products made with recycled materials.
9) The right to easily compare products to determine which have the best environmental performance.
10) The right to find salespeople knowledgeable about the environmental ramifications of their products.
We, the EcoConsumers, hold these truths to be self-evident, so that we can reduce our environmental impact, and often save money at the same time.
(Inspired by The Audience's Bill of Rights, by speaking expert T.J. Walker.)