Chevy greenwashing advertisement about h ow they have more models that have 30 miles per gallon mpg or better than Toyota and Honda. The add is green and it has green leaves falling from a tree. That’s it.
You and Starbucks. It’s bigger than coffee. Use a tumbler. You’ll save 10 cents and another paper cup everytime. Guilt-free purchases? Doing your part to be socially and environmentally conscious? Is the Starbucks Shared Planet marketing campaign manipulative? Green washing?
Nestle’s Eco-Shape bottles have 30-40% less plastic. What does that mean and how do they measure that percentage?
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.
Is it okay to go through a new laptop every year or two if they are easier to recycle and less likely to leach harmful toxins into our ground water?…I see some dubious green-washing in Apple’s new line of MacBooks. No matter how recyclable a computer may be, more upgrades in shorter cycles means more resources and more energy consumed. And that is a step backwards in sustainability.