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Open Source Consumer Environmental Impact Rating

There are several services available for consumers who want to compare products with respect to price or performance, but only a few (notably GoodGuide and Target) offer consumers a way to measure the environmental consequences of a product, or its consequences for workers' conditions. There are several limitations to the existing solutions for comparisons, however:
  • Users are not able to add or modify information about products themselves, but must rely on corporate information about products.
  • The rating system is opaque to users, which can potentially decrease confidence in the correctness of ratings.
  • The API for using the information in the database is not publicly available.
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Last updated: 2014-08-27