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November 20, 2009

Is it Green? Scan its Barcode to Find Out.

GoodGuide iPhone app scans products and delivers green information for shoppers Do you have trouble trying to find the most eco-friendly product in the store? Is it difficult to tell whether companies are greenwashing? Now GoodGuide has put responsible shopping just a few clicks away.

The first iPhone application that scans bar codes to provide ratings on healthy, green, and socially responsible products is here. The app – which is available for free from Apple’s iTunes App Store – allows consumers to compare and research more than 62,000 products by simply scanning the barcode.

Do you feel out of the loop because you don't have an iPhone? No worries: GoodGuide also offers a text-messaging application.

But for those iPhone owners, there's no shortage of opportunities to live green with a wealth of apps for shopping, eating, or traveling. Remember, thought, to recharge those phone batteries in a sustainable way. And if you're plugging your phone into an electrical outlet, watch out for vampires!

--Michael Mullaley / photo courtesy GoodGuide


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