eco-friendly

Where to Shop for Clothes That Last

Before you waste money on cheap clothes, find out how and where you should shop to get the most out of your money. You'll save some cash while saving the environment, too.

The World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops

Chipkos hopes its latest pair of fashionable flip-flops could help save the Costa Rican rainforests. One purchase will protect 100,000 square feet of the eco-rich land. But it's had no takers so far. Did we mention the sandals cost $18,000?

How to Choose a 'Green' Cat Litter

Flushable "green" kitty litter isn't green if you flush it down the toilet, as we recently noted, and ordinary clay litter requires mining land for...

Are 'Green' Cleaners Really Green?

Supposedly "green" cleaners may not be as green as you think. You're probably being exposed to chemicals even if you're using presumably eco-friendly...

These Days, Green Drywall Is Sexy in Silicon Valley

Serious Materials is a green construction materials company that has raised more than $60 million in venture capital, thanks to innovative products like its EcoRock sheetrock, which is made with less than one-fifth the energy used to create standard drywall.

Vaska Plans to Clean Up in Green Laundry

A former fabric designer, Julia Fry started Vaska a decade ago because she found traditional laundry soaps were always ruining her clothes. Her green laundry products company's retail push has resulted in coveted shelf space in Duane Reade and Sam's Club stores. Fry talks about how she did it and what's next.

Is corporate travel going "green?"

More companies are looking for ways to demonstrate that they're environmentally conscious, and one way they're doing so is seeking out eco-friendly...

Wal-Mart's eco-labeling mandate

Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, announced July 15 that it will institute a new policy requiring all of its product suppliers to calculate...