{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Greenwashing - sun not if they are buried in landfills...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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 doesn’t then I bought something that is not worth buying. It is ethically wrong References: http://www.naturalnews.com/028224_Sara_Lee_EcoGrain.html#ixzz1Lv8ywueP...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online