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Green Eco Terms

Bamboo

Bamboo is a fast growing plant requiring a third of the water as cotton. It absorbs greenhouse gases and releases 30% more oxygen than hardwood trees.

Fair Trade

Fairtrade (Fair trade) is an arrangement designed to help producers in growing countries achieve sustainable and equitable trade relationships.

Gluten Free

 gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence.

Green Credentials

Characteristics of product or provider that are used to validate suitability for listing on GreenShopper.co.uk

Organic

Organic products are made from materials produced by organic agriculture. Most well known organic products are organic food items, however clothing and personal care items can also be made with organic agriculture.

Polyamide

Recycled polyamide is recycled waste material from sources such as old fishing nets, carpets and also industrial waste from the manufacturing sector.

Recycled

Recycling – products made from in whole or in part from recyclables. Less energy, carbon and raw resources used to produce. Reduction in landfill waste.

Sustainable

Sustainable products are those products that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment over their lifetime.

Vegan

Vegan products are humane or cruelty-free and do not originate from any living creature,are not an animal byproduct and are not tested on animals

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