Tag: OLD: Greenwashing

Greenwash of the Month: “My Teacher Says Plastic Bags are A-OK!”


It’s like the plot for an action-filled Hollywood movie:  the evil mastermind tries to  gain power and control by indoctrinating the unsuspecting civilians.  In this case, the villain is the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s trade group.  And the Council’s civilian targets?  They’re California’s school children.  Over the past two years, the Chemistry Council…

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Dilbert Gets Greenwashed


In light of our new “Greenwash of the Month” series, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for the best (well, we really mean worst), most ridiculous, obvious (and, not so obvious), cases of greenwashing. With all the companies trying to “go green” these days, we have to take a step back and realize that, in most…

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Taco Bell Goes "100% Unnatural"!


Taco Bell has been under fire recently for its questionable “seasoned ground beef”  that apparently contains less than 35%  real meat.   An Alabama lawfirm has filed a lawsuit claiming that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using “seasoned ground beef” in its products.  Instead, the meat is a sort of mixture,…

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A Victory in the Fight for Truly Green Chemistry Regulations


Due to relentless pressure from scientists, environmental and health organizations, and other public interest groups, the California Department of Toxic Substances has tabled the flawed Green Chemistry rules the agency released in November. This is a huge victory! CEH welcomed this major victory for California’s health and green policy and will work with the state…

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For Corporate Polluters’ Front Groups, Every Day is Defraud the Earth Day


If you heard of a great, health-protective advocacy group called Citizens for Fire Safety (CFFS), you might want to learn more before joining their efforts to protect children from fire hazards. So it might really annoy, disappoint, even enrage you to learn that they don’t really represent citizens. And that they don’t really care about…

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