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Greenwash: 1/16 of 16

The Olympic 2012 greenwashing award

BP, Dow and Rio Tinto targeted by Olympic ‘greenwash’ award

Mark Briggs

16th April, 2012

Row over ‘unethical’ London 2012 sponsorship continues as campaigners target BP, Rio Tinto and Dow Chemicals more...
Oil palm

Greenwash and spin: palm oil lobby targets its critics

Alex Helan

8th July, 2011

The spread of oil palm plantations has come at the expense of vast swathes of tropical rainforest. But the billion-dollar palm oil industry is now mounting a major PR offensive. Alex Helan reports more...
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Barbie toy includes packaging from Indonesia deforestation

Ecologist

9th June, 2011

Greenpeace claim packaging for the barbie doll is produced using timber from critically endangered Indonesian rainforest more...
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Conservation International caught in greenwashing scandal

Ecologist

11th May, 2011

Exclusive film shows employee of US environmental charity Conservational International discussing how they could help an arms company with its green PR more...
Conservation International film

Conservation International 'agreed to greenwash arms company'

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2011

US environmental charity under fire for close links with controversial companies, including Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto and Shell more...
Pouring champagne for CEOs...

RAN's greenwash of the week: Earth Day sponsorship

Rainforest Action Network

23rd April, 2010

Who greenwashed Earth Day? Well, quite a lot of people actually, who bagged some incredible titles for their companies... more...

RAN's greenwash of the week: COP15

Rainforest Action Network

14th April, 2010

Everyone was disappointed by Copenhagen, but sometimes it takes a man in a 350.org tie to choke on a nut to remind us just how frustrating COP15 was... more...
Green handshake

How can we tell which companies are really green?

David Ord

6th October, 2009

Green claims are everywhere: surely there must be some simple way of measuring exactly what impact a company is having on the climate? more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...
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Greenwash taints most 'eco-friendly' claims

Ecologist

23rd June, 2009

Ninety-eight per cent of the products in our stores claiming to be environmentally friendly are guilty of greenwash, a US committee hears more...
A businessman celebrates a win

Vattenfall & Shell win Climate Greenwash '09

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall won a gold medal at this year's celebration of climate spin and misinformation, with a special award going to the government of Denmark for services to the world's most polluting industries more...
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Corporate greenwash

John Naish

16th May, 2008

From cars to petrochemical giants, every man and his dog has green credentials to show off to the world, but just how genuine are they? John Naish takes a closer look more...

Greenwash: 1/16 of 16

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Government committee calls for standardisation in eco labelling to help tackle greenwash

News

15th April, 2009

An EAC report calls for new measures to tackle greenwash. more...
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Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley

David Hawkinns

1st June, 2008

Context is all in a comprehensive new anthology of verse with an environmental bent. These poems make sense of a disappearing world... more...
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The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2008

It’s fair to say that we have our share of robust discussions in this office. Opinions get aired, fingers get pointed, occasionally voices get raised. It’s all in a good cause. Setting the world to rights isn’t always a civilised tea party. more...
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Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue

Pat Thomas

22nd May, 2008

Your recycled loo paper may be soft, strong and very, very long, but is it really all that green? Pat Thomas gets to the bottom of an issue of convenience more...

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