If something is “green” does it automatically mean its good for the environment?



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    Since the definition of “green” here means “environmentally friendly”, the answer is generally yes. However, be careful: products labeled “green” are often just more environmentally friendly than other products. They still have a negative environmental impact, just a lower one.

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    Not necessarily. We all need to be careful about what we call “green”. Companies and individuals are “greenwashing” a lot of products and ideas in order to make them more attractive to a more eco-conscience public. Sourcewatch defines “greenwashing” as “the unjustified appropriation of environmental virtue by a company, an industry, a government, a politician or even a non-government organization to create a pro-environmental image, sell a product or a policy, or to try and rehabilitate their standing with the public and decision makers after being embroiled in controversy.” Check out the link below to learn more about greenwashing.

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    Being green does not necessarily make something good for the environment, it just generally means that is is less bad than other alternatives. For example, buying a “green” bottle of water with recycled content is better than buying a bottle with no recycled content, but still much worse than using a reusable glass to fill with water, clean, and use again.

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