Green-wash fun page 

 

    Firstly; Did you know there is no such word as gullible, it is not in the dictionary?

Well, now we have sorted out how clever you are, lets get serious!

There is no such thing as a 'green' product.

 

Green; environmentally friendly; Bio; Eco friendly; Earth friendly (to name just a few) are utterly meaningless, even with elaboration.

   

The sin of Irrelevance: The Sin of Irrelevance is committed by making an environmental claim that may be truthful but is

unimportant. One example of an irrelevant claim relates to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) a principal contributor to ozone depletion. Since CFCs have been legally banned for almost 30 years, there are no products that are manufactured with it! Nevertheless I found many products with CFC-free, stamped on their labels go giving an apparently unique ‘environmental’ advantage. They included; insecticides, lubricants, oven cleaners, window cleaners, disinfectants and even my son’s hair gel (the tart).

   

Chemical-free: In fact, nothing is free of chemicals. Water is a chemical. All plants, animals, and humans are made of chemicals as are all of our products. Non-toxic? Everything is toxic in sufficient dosage. Water, oxygen, and salt are all potentially hazardous.

   

All-natural: Arsenic is natural, so are uranium, mercury, and formaldehyde. All are poisonous. 

        

 HOW TO SPOT GREENWASH ADVERTS:

Reliant on nature pictures.

Soothing, lamentable music in background.

Green (in colour) logo's.
By association, verdant meadows, trees, blue skies with fluffy white clouds.

Flowers (normally yellow) on green grass.

Flowing rivers with happy people sitting on the grassy banks and kids looking like Greta Thunberg, all smiling.

If every product is so green and environmentally friendly, then who the hell is killing the planet?

 

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