Now, for this I might want to rush out, buy and start using a cellphone. An iPhone to be precise.
Here it is: a free app for the "socially conscious" amongst us.
The GoodGuide iPhone app helps you find safe, healthy, and sustainable products while you shop. With this update, simply scan the barcode of the product and immediately see detailed ratings for health, environment and social responsibility for more than 50,000 products and companies. GoodGuide provides this information about personal care, household chemical, toy and food products for free on your iPhone / iPod Touch and is adding thousands of products every month.
Access information about items on the shelf in three simple steps:
Hit 'Scan' tabProduct ratings are delivered to you instantly!
Select 'Scan Barcode'
Point your phone's camera at the product's barcode
By making information about consumer products transparent, GoodGuide's goal is to help people shop smarter and motivate companies to offer even better products.
[GoodGuide allows you to:]
- Instantly check products, view ratings, and find safer, healthier products while you are in the store and on the go.
- Create personal favorites list that are accessible anytime, anywhere.