Subscribers toASI’s E-Newsletter may have noticed the addition of a weekly survey to the news features section. Here we present the results of the July 20 survey.
Wal-Mart's recent decision to require manufacturer-provided eco-ratings on all
of the products it sells lead to a universal eco-rating system?
you in favor of this?
"Everyone on the planet needs to get serious
about this topic!"
Sounds like a lot of additional work required by a
government agency to set up a rating system and then test and review thousands
and thousands of products to rate them."
"Since Wal-Mart is basically a distributor for China, how are they going to drive
"The problem is convincing customers that clean/non-toxic is the way to
go, with only a slight elevation in price levels."
and other foreign suppliers of Wal-Mart comply, I am for it 100%."
"While it sounds like a good idea on paper, it will be corrupted into
something it is not supposed to be."
"Eco-ratings most assuredly are slanted toward one particular means of
production. It's a marketing gimmick designed to remove the guilt of buying
disposable, cheap stuff."
"No single company should wield that much power. We're over-mandated by
the government as it is."