Georgia-Pacific claims their “PerfecTouch” line of plastic cups are compostable (see second bullet point in this online listing). While there is a bit of a qualification in that listing, our whistle-blower on this story says the cup is also described in print catalogs with no qualification regarding its compostability whatsoever. The cup is made of […]
Guest post by Lesley Fox – Editor’s note: this post is a followup to our recent post on the “Fur is Green” campaign by the Fur Council of Canada – It’s really not worth the rebuttal, but I just can’t help but comment on the “Fur is Green” campaign by The Fur Council of Canada. […]
This example of greenwashing is not as disgusting as some we’ve seen. But as the user from the Greenwashing index suggested, the implication of this ad is the troublesome part. Coca-Cola is not “green” or eco-friendly in any way. We looked into the company’s eco record and found the following. The pros: We found this […]
Frito Lay All Natural Snacks. They say, “We Grow the Best Snacks on Earth.” I had saved an advertisement, but I couldn’t find it, which had this growing the best snacks slogan and there was a corn field with a bag of chips next to it. This definitely gives the impression that they are giving you a healthy product, and that they are growing their crops the way any normal farmer would grow their crops. And we see on their bags that the chips are “still made with all natural oil.” I would hope so! But Frito Lay brand chips are not a healthy snack.As The Greenway Communique points out, “here may not be any trans fat, but every ounce has one and a half grams of saturated fat and ten grams of total fat. As for the real cheese, it’s in there. Listed on the ingredients just after “salt.” So, one 11-ounce bag of these “nutritious” snacks will give you more than 150 percent of your daily fat needs with just a pinch of cheese.” Sounds like they are trying to cover up the facts with slogans about all natural oils, or using real cheese, or 0 grams of trans fats.
Nordstrom Goes Green. The card reads “We’ve Gone Green!” The card explains the extent of their “going green” as them having created a system for you to check your nordstrom card online, if it qualified for an annual summary. They detail out how much paper they will be saving so long as you sign up with their online visa account. So, Nordstrom will help save 476 trees if they can get us all to enroll in their visa program.