Go to a supermarket and have a look at all the labels you see. Nowadays, there is a quality label for every taste, especially when it comes to being eco-friendly. But in this ocean of green logos, how can you be sure you are doing the right choice?
What is a quality label?
A quality label is a certification that producers affix on their products. It shows you, consumer, that a product has interesting characteristics that others don’t have. In a way, it is a kind of advertisement, because it is meant to catch your attention. It also encourages you to favour a brand over another. But what is behind this certification?
If you’re like us, you’ll be more interested in ecolabels and biolabels. These quality labels guarantee that the certified products meet strict standards in terms of ecology, ethics and safety. In other words, their production has to respect the environment, the people who made them and your health.
How to choose the right quality label
There’s no secret. If you want to know more about a quality label, do some research. Learn how products are certified and if they are regularly controlled. Because, yes, a product can change over time. You want to be sure that it still corresponds to the label’s values. Perhaps you could also pay attention to the organisation which performs this control. Is it independent or closely related to the label? You wouldn’t want to buy a product which did not deserve to be certified, would you? Finally, go and check whether a label is private or public. But why does it make a difference? One word: transparency. A quality label shouldn’t have anything to hide. You should be able to learn what their standards are.
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we totally get it. Should you need a little help, start your research with Ecogarantie. We are a nonprofit, transparent and public label, and we don’t perform our quality controls ourselves. This is the task of three great independent control bodies we work with. Our only goal is to help you find true and reliable ecological products. So, are you ready to join the Ecogarantie movement?