Household chemicals such as detergents, through to cleaning products.
The dilemmas. Some products promote them selves as environmentally safer. As we have old fashioned septic and a grease trap grey water system the products we try to purchase offer low environmental impact. There is no simple pass go label. Several brands are imported from the EU. There is no way of knowing whether the carbon cost of the products plus the environmental impact when used justifies the choice over well known locally produced products that offer nuclear powered germ killing properties.
A simple example might be Earth Choice dishwashing tablets ‘Made in France’ or Finish ex Belgium vs a locally produced powder claiming environmental safety when used with a similar rinse aid option.
I’m sure there will be a plethora of answers here to which is best. That’s not the dilemma. If a product claims ‘green’ street cred, the dilemma is knowing the truth simply by reading the front of the packet. If not then the 2/3rds of the Aussie shoppers who might care will give up because it is all too hard. We are not all equally equiped or time rich to research each and every purchase.
On the other hand, if it is a concern as to other credentials such as Halal, there’s no dilemma for those to whom this is a need.