Greenwash

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Greenwash

The practice of trying to convince others that a product or service is providing something good for the environment, while hiding involvement in activities that are damaging to the environment.
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In DC Water's judgment, the additional costs related to the green bond were modest and reasonable, mitigated any potential reputational risk of green washing, and offered a unique opportunity for DC Water to highlight its environmental accomplishments and credentials to its public stakeholders.
More than 90 percent of respondents waved red cards at manufacturers and suppliers, saying green washing is more prevalent than two years ago.
Companies need to be careful with marketing green products and avoiding claims of green washing.
Phil Bogucki will show you how how to decrease your energy costs with a Clean, Green Washing Machine, page 56.
I have used green washing powders and I was repelled by the still-dirty state of my clothing when it came out of the washing machine.
She was tied up with a piece of green washing line and a check chain.
Our service prevents people from green washing," says Sabrina Morelli, a LEED program coordinator, referring to the act of presenting false claims about a building's environmental benefits.
Teoh (played by Patrick Teoh), who just broke up with his girlfriend, buys a used green washing machine that turns itself off and on at whim, only working perfectly when the repairman is present.
We have led the market in many areas, introducing apple and peach variants to the traditional lemon and green washing up sector, for example.
If you look into all the products available, and the environment it's in, it's clearly not green washing.