Webfinder: Green Shopping

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EPA’s Sustainable Marketplace aims at helping you choose safer, more environmentally-friendly, and often less costly products & services. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EWG’s Skin Deep is an online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products, launched in 2004 to help people find safer products, with fewer ingredients that are hazardous or that haven’t been thoroughly tested. EWG also has similar guides for Household Cleaners, Food, and other products (Environmental Working Group)

Good Stuff is a ‘Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Things We Buy’ with tips and facts you can use to start making more informed purchases that benefit your health and the …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

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Consumer Reports online

Do you ever want to check something in CONSUMER REPORTS, but don’t have time to come to the library? You can access Consumer Reports online using our EBSCOHost Masterfile Elite database!

Login to Masterfile from our Online Databases page – you’ll need your South Plainfield library card number and PIN to login. When Masterfile opens, enter your search term in the box (e.g., “cars” or “mattresses”), then enter “CONSUMER REPORTS” under “Publication” — as indicated by red arrows below — and press the Enter key (or click on the Search button): A list of relevant articles will be displayed: consumerreports1 And that’s all there is to it!