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.
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.
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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