International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

The Universal Ecolabel
Bruce Hector, M.D.; Joshua Schenk, Woodrow W. Clark II, Alberto Saavedra

The public in virtually all nations believes that climate change, induced by human activities, is real. Many people feel a personal sense of responsibility and strive to use environmentally friendly products and services. However, people also realize that environmental issues are complex. Tools that enhance consumer knowledge and encourage appropriate environmental choices have the potential to facilitate change. The creation of the Universal Ecolabel (UE) allows consumers to scan products and become informed of the environmental and social footprint of their purchases. Full life-cycle analysis has proved to be the golden standard for sustainability in a world where the human population is over 7 billion and resource utilization is finite. Real-time analysis of products allows consumers to make better decisions. The creation of a Benefit Corporation and “collaborative" will allow for the creation and monitoring of the UE codes.

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