This greenwashing infographic displays the sad truth that many so-called green products are, at best, not as green as their makers claim, or not at all green or sustainably produced. As well as the “six sins of greenwashing +1″ we also learn about four industries of which to be particularly cautious and some green and environmental standards to look for when making purchasing decisions.
One caveat – be cautious of SFI mentioned below – the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. We’ll have a more detailed look at SFI coming soon, but there are a number of companies including Office Depot, Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Allstate and several others that consider SFI as less than a true green standard. Better to look the work done by the sustainable forestry ethics advocacy group ForestryEthics.