Footprints We Consider
The carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are directly or indirectly released into the atmosphere by a product when it is made or used.
The amount of water that is used to make and use a product, and the vulnerability of the watershed that the water is pulled from.
The level of toxicity of a product, including if it is detrimental to you and your family's health and/or to the workers who make it.
The impact a product has on biodiversity, including the extent to which it harms or benefits local ecosystems and the natural habitats that plants and animals rely on.
The waste created by a product and its packaging, which is the result of how it is manufactured, how long a product lasts and how likely it is to be reused, recycled, or landfilled.
The materials that are used to make a product, which accounts for how rare they are, whether they are renewable, how difficult they are to source, and how environmentally damaging it is to collect them.
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