To complement your online shopping, you can now download a toolbar that rates your purchases on health and environmental impact. Thinking of switching toothpastes? You might want to know what you're really buying.
Which company should you trust to provide sustainable home products—Procter & Gamble or Colgate-Palmolive? Both companies manufacture a number of well-regarded brands, including Tom's of Maine, Tide, and Palmolive. But there can only be one winner in this sustainability battle. In the new book The HIP Investor, author and investment adviser R. Paul Herman compares the two. We do the same below.
With over 60,000 products now larding supermarket shelves, consumers need help separating the wheat from the chaff. That's what the annual "Product of the Year" competition aims to do, heralding 14 of the best of 2010, picked by consumers themselves.