What kinds of products are greenwashed?



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    MANY!  Many. Many, Many.

    A good example is Starbucks. If you have ever been to starbucks you probably know how they CONSTANTLY tell how GREEN YOU ARE for drinking starbucks coffee.  Like it is some Godsend miracle to Earth.  However, the truth is that it is not green at all to have a daily latte from them. think of all the things that go into it

    Growing the coffe

    transporting the coffee from whatever country they claim its from

    the milk (and we all know the problems with milk, I could write a book on that alone)

    whatever sweetener you ask for

    the cups and lids (which are NOT GREEN.  20% post consumer content is not that good.  plus you create waste)

    the energy you waste getting to the Starbucks.

    the energy Starbucks uses to keep its doors open

    and the waste that comes from Starbucks (coffee grinds, the cups and lids, drinks that are made wrong or never picked up, and so on)


    That is Greenwashing. 

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    Marketers will do pretty much anything to make you want to buy their product–that includes tapping into whatever lifestyle mode is popular at the moment. While I certainly would like to think that living environmentally sound lives is not a trend, there is quite a bit to suggest otherwise. A key component of environmental sustainability is re-use and simplicity; creation rather than consumption. So any company that insists that you should BUY their product and that in BUYING their product you are somehow automatically living a GREEN lifestyle, you can pretty much consider it greenwashing. Its just not that simple and anyone trying to convince you otherwise is just trying to make money.

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    One stark example is Jamba Juice.  They claim to enhance a healthy lifestyle….but they are using STYROFOAM cups?! why?

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    Paper plates – They  are non reusable as they can not be washed and in some cases non recyclable. So they end up in various garbage landfills. Very few manufacturers use recycled paper and end up charging a huge premium from customer for it. Also, increase in demand means cutting more trees to make the paper required available for manufacturing.

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