Greenwashing: How You’re Being Deceived

Its interesting to know how companies falsify information. Ethics in business are often overlooked, and consumers will not always take the time to verify the statements that companies make.

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There is a huge push in the green movement, in case you haven’t noticed. Our nation and economy is becoming greener, or so one would think because of all the claims to “natural” products. Unfortunately, much of our  products circulating are no more green than they were decades ago, but don’t let the big name companies know I told you that. Most companies now are legally able to claim to environmental qualities, even though their products are no more green than a black sweater.

Green washing is the claim or implication of a products environmentally conscious qualities. Because there is no official laws to hinder the use of the word “natural” in advertising, many companies plaster their products with it to help gain the approval of the more environmentally conscious consumer. In may cases companies don’t  need to put “natural” on the box. Instead they can use earth tones and…

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