Maya loves spending her weekends going on hikes and trips to the forest. This has helped her develop a strong interest in recycling and conservation of the environment. Whenever Maya goes shopping, she always makes sure to buy products that are advertised as having been recycled, whether it's paper, plastic containers, or even disposable cameras. Sometimes Maya wonders whether advertisers just say that their products are recycled in order to get more business. She wants to make sure that the advertisements are correct when they say a product is made of re-used materials.
Maya goes to buy some paper. Each brand says it is recycled.
How can Maya find out if the recycled paper is:
-Pre-consumer (from wood chips)?
-Post-consumer (from office paper, newspaper)?
-Post-mill (paper waste generated in printing)?
-De-inked (paper that has had the ink removed)?
What can you do when you see an advertisement to find out if it is accurate?
Think of a common term you see in ads (such as biodegradable, environment-safe, or non-allegenic) and then look at ads to find out how many different companies use the same term with very different meanings.