EWG Announces Another Reason To Become ‘EWG Verified’: Amazon.com
Cosmetic products with “EWG Verified” status are being highlighted on Amazon as offerings that help to “preserve the natural world.” Consumers can look for Amazon’s “Climate Pledge Friendly” logo on product listings and visit product pages for more information on supporting certifications.
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