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greenwash

tv. to launder money; to obliterate the illegal sources of money by moving it through a variety of financial institutions. (Underworld.) It was shown in court that the mayor had been involved in greenwashing some of the bribe money.
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makers of the Fit Organic Brand of household cleaners, encourages consumers to beware of greenwashing claims.
There are seven types of greenwashing sins cited by Terra Choice, an American company, which advances global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations.
Our goal is to provide useful, timely, and accurate information for everyone who wants to learn more about real leadership and greenwashing in the green building sector.
Laufer (2003) suggests that greenwashing includes intentional confusion, organizational fronting, and corporate posturing.
In essence, greenwashing involves falsely conveying to consumers that a given product, service, company or institution factors environmental responsibility into its offerings and/or operations.
Being wary of greenwashing when beginning the branding process at any company ensures transparency within the organisation, which, in turn, reflects in the public image of the organisation.
Marketing is a powerful motivator for embarking on a greening plan and it is important to remember that the key to combating greenwashing is integrity.
Muchos especialistas y activistas han alertado sobre estas practicas de greenwashing que, como todo exceso publicitario, tarde o temprano se pueden revertir contra quienes las practican.
According to "The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition," an October 2010 report from Ottawa, Ontario-based TerraChoice, more than 95 percent of consumer products claiming to be "green" are guilty of at least one of the "sins" of greenwashing.
Greenwashing, a term for falsely claiming to have environmental policies is not uncommon among unscrupulous businesses hoping to attract consumers that seek cleaner, healthier products for them and the planet.
According to a December 2007 study released by the environmental marketing company TerraChoice, 99 percent of 1,018 common consumer products randomly surveyed were guilty of greenwashing on some level.
Earlier this year, TerraChoice found that 98 percent of products making green claims could be accused of greenwashing, ranging from outright fabrication to simply not providing proof of their eco-friendliness.
A common method of greenwashing is using packaging that is coloured green or drawing attention to one sustainable aspect of a product that has many other environmentally degrading attributes.
Greenwashing is a term used to describe the act of labeling or otherwise marketing a product as "green," or making some other environmental marketing claim about a product, without properly substantiating the claim.