Originally Posted by JSmythe
Government based regulation sucks. Market regulation would be better. The gov. should create an official stamp if a certain product is made by a company that offsets its environmental footprint. That way people would be able to know they are buying a product that didn't hurt the environment as much. It would be interesting to see how the "fair trade" foodstuffs are effecting consumer habits as a comparison to my idea.
Corporations are welcome to label their own products saying they're environmentally friendly. Saying government based regulation sucks and then asking to set up a government regulatory system of which products are worthy of a seal is contradictory.
I agree though, this is a good idea.