The Greenwashing Blog http://thegreenwashingblog.com Greenwashing News and Information: Examine Misleading Claims About Environmental Benefits Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:29:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Asian Cosmetic Sales Boom, But Greenwashing an Issue http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2015/06/26/asian-cosmetic-sales-boom-but-greenwashing-an-issue/ http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2015/06/26/asian-cosmetic-sales-boom-but-greenwashing-an-issue/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:46:01 +0000 http://thegreenwashingblog.com/?p=1331 As purchasing power rises in Asia, the sale of cosmetics has continued to increase. However, the growth has come with a backlash, as some are claiming that Asian cosmetics are engaging in “greenwashing” of their products. According to industry watchdog group Organic Monitor, many Western brands that specialize in natural and organic cosmetics have withdrawn […]

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Matthew McConaughey Doesn’t Want You to Hug Trees, Just Drive a Lincoln http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2015/04/20/matthew-mcconaughey-lincoln-ad-not-about-hugging-trees/ http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2015/04/20/matthew-mcconaughey-lincoln-ad-not-about-hugging-trees/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:10:33 +0000 http://thegreenwashingblog.com/?p=1304 I can’t tell if a recent Matthew McConaughey Lincoln ad was really meant to be taken seriously (or just seriously sell cars). It seemed like a Saturday Night Live spoof at first. I had to check to make sure it wasn’t actually Saturday night as I watched. It’s not about huggin’ trees Matthew McConaughey stares off […]

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Pepsi True: Truly a Healthy Choice or Marketing Greenwashing? http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2014/11/06/pepsi-true-truly-healthy-choice-marketing-greenwashing/ http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2014/11/06/pepsi-true-truly-healthy-choice-marketing-greenwashing/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:52:40 +0000 http://thegreenwashingblog.com/?p=1296 PepsiCola’s recent attempts at releasing products to attract environmentally aware consumers is being singled out by some as one of corporate America’s most blatant – and ineffective – attempts at greenwashing the public. Pepsi recently followed in the steps of Coca-Cola in introducing a “mid-calorie” soda. Pepsi True comes in a green can (to help […]

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Environmentalists Continue to Call for Tighter Controls on Fracking http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2014/09/30/fracking-greenwash/ http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2014/09/30/fracking-greenwash/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:19 +0000 http://thegreenwashingblog.com/?p=1286 Development of the technology and techniques used in hydraulic fracturing – commonly referred to as fracking – has directly resulted in a vast expansion of the United States oil and natural gas industry. This new method of reaching previously unreachable reserves of fossil fuels should mean a large energy supply for the country for years […]

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Tar Sands: Ethical Oil? http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2014/07/15/greenwashing-tar-sands-ethical-oil/ http://thegreenwashingblog.com/2014/07/15/greenwashing-tar-sands-ethical-oil/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:45:27 +0000 http://thegreenwashingblog.com/?p=1255 Greenwashing tar sands is never ethical You wouldn’t think that greenwasshing would ever be a real problem when it comes to the Alberta Tar Sands. It is more or less assumed, or at least should be, that there’s not much in the way of green when it comes to the process of squeezing low quality oil out of tar […]

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