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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More stuff from 'The Story of Stuff' team


Watch Annie Leonard as she explains the ills plaguing / wrought by the US cosmetic industry (and by the 'trickle-down' effect is applicable elsewhere also). Most cosmetic products carry a tongue-twisting what's-in-it list, intelligible only to the producer and competitors. No commercially advertised and aggressively marketed product is free of harmful chemicals - whether it's an after-shave, lipstick, or baby shampoo.
"Herbal", "Natural", "Organic" carried on labels may turn out to be meaningless.
Beware! Be Aware!
(I wish Annie had included a note on the the amount of trash - recyclable or otherwise - that eventually piles up - directly proportionate to the company's profits)
More stories from SoS team
The Story of Stuff
The Story of Cap and Trade
The Story of Bottled Water
The Story of Electronics (planned later in 2010)

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4 Comments:

Blogger YOSEE said...

OMG ! That was scary ! Best thing is to revert to our grandma's homemade goodies !

22 July, 2010  
Blogger GomZ said...

Did you know when I read this post. I wondered why people go for cosmetics?
Its advertised very well
An example?

I scrolled down further to find a Google ad
for promoting *ha* no prizes for guessing :D

Cosmetics :p

StrawberryNET
the fresh cosmetic company ;) :D

Adsense doesnt make much sense when its put together with a blog for awareness..

Awareness and Advertisement are two very different aspects :D

22 July, 2010  
Blogger Swarna said...

GomZ-
Thanks - your point well taken.

22 July, 2010  
Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Good points. But aren't American products subject to great scrutiny before they are allowed ot use these labels?

23 July, 2010  

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