The average person in the U.S. produces about 4.5 pounds of waste each day, according to a 2017 study by the EPA — that adds up to over 267 million tons of trash per year. If you’re trying to be mindful of your environmental impact, it makes sense to look for eco-friendly products as alternatives to single-use, disposable items. But since so many products from dish soaps to sheet sets have “green” claims on their packaging, it can be hard to recognize which ones are truly eco-friendly. That’s why the Good Housekeeping Institute is here to help you make better decisions for your home and the environment, thanks to our rigorous testing and expert advice. Our team is passionate about sustainability and the environment, and our work shows it. We regularly evaluate products for the Green Good Housekeeping Seal (an emblem earned based on its environmental impact) and we host an annual Raise the Green Bar sustainability summit. Just last year, we launched our first-ever Sustainable Packaging Awards to highlight brands that are making an effort to use minimal packaging. It’s much easier to adjust to an eco-conscious lifestyle than you think (and there’...