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The 'green' movement and being critical in our consuming

December 07, 2015 2 min read

Green clean, eco-friendly or green products have a new name.

Introducing, green wash.

We are inundated with products and services that imply they are 'green' but are only lip service, yet they still suck us in.

Green products have become mainstream or at least that is the perception given. Some careful thought is required to make sure what is being sold as 'green' is in fact anything close to being environmentally responsible or making an effort to reduce, reuse, recycle or manufacture with the environment or personal health in mind.

Green wash is prevalent in the personal care and household product markets with minimum labelling laws in some countries (or at least consequences if found out to be peddling falsehoods and marketing) and with the bulk of products being produced in China, Taiwan or other Asian countries when we go shopping for our products we are bamboozled and bombarded with information.

Even plant derived ingredients have chemical names which also adds to the confusion. The fact companies can call their brand a name that seems to allude that the product is either 'natural' or 'organic' only adds to all this confusion.

Fictional brand 'Green Organic Life' implies that the products this company produces are 'green' or 'organic', or at the very least would have some redeeming features but in fact may just be your same run of the mill mass produced petrochemical, sulphate and paraben formulated product range.

They rely on you reading the brand name as an ethos and expecting that the product is green or organic.

All of this means we need to be mindful when purchasing products. Inspect the the list of ingredients and the benefits or lack thereof carefully and with a critical eye. 

It costs more to use plant derived ingredients for personal care, household, pet and food products, so larger companies are going to look at the bottom line for their shareholders, and not get the guilt’s over what’s in the product they are selling.

It requires a commitment from the top down in companies to make the change and keep making changes as science/research dictates new and improved methods to keep our health and our environment being harmed by what we use on and in our bodies and in our homes.


Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth