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Greenwashing When I think of greenwashing the things that come to mind right off the bat are organic foods. Many foods on the market say they are organic but are not. For example Sara Lee was accused of greenwashing with their EcoGrain Bread. According to Natural News.com The Cornucopia institute has released news describing how this product line by Sara Lee is made with "toxic agrochemicals" even though it's being marketed as better than organic. There are other things that I have come across that are considered greenwashing. Mobil Chemicals and their “biodegradable plastic bags” There bags are only biodegradable if they are left out in the
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Unformatted text preview: sun, not if they are buried in landfills which is where 90% of plastic bags end up. They were sued by six states and the Federal Trade Commission. The harm of greenwashing is misleading the consumer of buying a product based on something it is not. If I purchase something because I think it is going to help the environment and it turns out that it doesnt then I bought something that is not worth buying. It is ethically wrong References: http://www.naturalnews.com/028224_Sara_Lee_EcoGrain.html#ixzz1Lv8ywueP...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor Wase during the Spring '11 term at Grantham.

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