Appliance411 Information Center
This consumer information website provides information about purchasing and repairing appliances. The site discusses warranties, purchase tips, and brands. It also discusses myths about appliances, and maintenance tips to prolong the life of your appliance.
Consumer Reports online
Visit Consumer Reports online or read Consumer Reports magazine to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of an appliance before purchasing it. Some areas of the site require a paid subscription.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) created ENERGY STAR®, a guide to energy efficiency and energy-efficient products. Visit the ENERGY STAR® website for information on the purchasing and procurement of energy-efficient products.
EPEAT Standards GreenSeal Certified
EPEAT is a global registry for greener electronics which combines comprehensive, objective criteria for design, production, energy and materials use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims after registration.
The GreenSeal identifies products, services and companies that have acheived life cycle-based sustainability standards.
How to Buy Recycled Products
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection provides tips on How to Buy Recycled Products.
List of Web Resources for Recycled Products
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a list of web resources for recycled products.
OIKOS Green Product Information
Links to vendors.
Recycled Products Guide (RPG)
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers a comprehensive Recycled Products Guide (RPG).
Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN)
RPN is an international network of buyers dedicated to advising consumers about socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing, including third party certifications. purchasing guides, and eco-labels.
This agency combining the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board offers a "Purchasing Wizard" that provides information on buying recycled/green products.
energy efficiency links
recycled content products
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