What is Greenwashing?

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How this phenomenon is being exploited by big corporations to mislead consumers.

  • Greenwashing was a term coined in the 1980s to hide corporate wrongdoings with environmental claims.
  • As the conversation around climate justice picks up pace, a lot of big corporations are showing off how green their initiatives are, when in fact they aren’t.
  • There is no way to check claims around sustainability, hence big corporations are increasingly getting away with it.
  • Will this status quo remain or are there countries where greenwashing is being called out? We take look at how debates around greenwashing are playing out.
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Vox

Are plastic Solo cups and Tide containers recyclable — or greenwashed?

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Circular

Clothes made from recycled plastic bottles 'adding to fashion’s waste crisis’

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Vice

'Carbon Neutral' Container Ships Are Greenwashing, Experts Say

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BBC

Advertising regulator to clampdown on greenwashing ads

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