DOES THE PREFIX â€œECO-â€œ MEAN ECOLOGICAL OR ECONOMICAL? Take a look at these products. Which ones are organic or environmentally friendly?
Luckily, I read the directions and label in more detail before using it. Itâ€™s not safe for kids or pets and harmful if inhaled. Definitely NOT â€œecoâ€ in the way I â€“ and the vast majority of the world â€“ understand the meaning of â€œeco.â€
CONVENTIONALLY, â€œECO-â€œ IS USED TO REPRESENT ECOLOGICAL and â€œeconâ€ is the short form of economics. The prefix â€œeco-â€œ is often used for environmentally friendly products or services â€“ Ecoviva water, Ecosummer Travel Expeditions, Ecover, Eco-Bags, etc. Not one of those companies is promoting its products as economical. Even Wikipedia lists it as â€œa prefix mostly relating to ecological or environmental terms.â€
So, why is Ortho trying to fool everyone into buying their products by using the â€œeco-â€œ prefix and even printing it in green? This label is extremely misleading. Shame on you, Ortho.
EVEN THOUGH THIS ISNâ€™T A FOOD PRODUCT, itâ€™s meant to be used on food products people grow in their gardens and is a really good example of how companies use packaging to manipulate people into buying products based on first impression or emotional response.
I really, really wish I had taken the time to read the label completely before I bought this toxic product so I didnâ€™t have to make a trip back to Home Depot. But better that than using this poison on my tomatoes. Yuck.
The bottom line: Donâ€™t rely on packaging. Read the fine print and ingredients on every product you buy that will be ingested, inhaled, or absorbed by you and your family.