11 March 2009

If You Must Shop, Shop Responsibly

Child labor, hazardous toys, human rights abuses, bribery. Take the quiz here to see if you can identify the companies responsible for these dastardly deeds. To find out more about the companies with which you do business, check out Responsible Shopper at Green America.

Then you can decide: stick with companies whose business and personnel practices are ethical; join activists in campaigning against the dirtiest ones; buy used (sorry -- "previously cherished") items as much as possible; or have stuff repaired and keep using it.