cities around the world today are heavily polluted. Careless methods of
production and lack of consumer demand for environment (环境)
friendly products have contributed to the pollution problem. One result is
that millions of tons of glass, paper, plastic, and metal containers are
produced, and these are difficult to get rid of.
However, today, more and more consumers are choosing "green" and
demanding that the products they buy should be safe for the environment.
Before they buy a product, they ask questions like these: "Will this shampoo
damage the environment?" "Can this metal container be reused or
can it only be used once?"
A recent study showed
that two out of five adults now consider the environmental safety of a product
before they buy it. This means that companies must now change the way they
make and sell their products to make sure that they are "green,"
that is, friendly to the environment.
few years ago, it was impossible to find green products in supermarkets, but
now there are hundreds. Some supermarket products carry labels (标签)
to show that the product is green. Some companies have made the manufacturing
of clean and safe products their main selling point and emphasize
it in their
The concern for a
safer and cleaner environment is making companies rethink how they do
business. No longer will the public accept the old attitude of "Buy it,
use it, throw it away, and forget it." The public pressure is on,
and gradually business is cleaning up its act.