Greenwash Of The Week: “Even Our Store Bags Are Disposable”.
March 18, 2009
Um yea, that’s because everything in this world is disposable. I think the words you are looking for are either “biodegradable”, “recyclable”, or “reusable” not “disposable”. Anyway, there is a store in Santa Fe, NM called Zoe & Guido’s Pet Boutique that sells pet supplies, and they ran this ad in the Santa Fe New Mexican last weekend:
The ad is kind of grainy, so if you cannot read it, here is what it says – “We are Going Green! Hemp and organic collars, toys, beds, disposable doggie bags…even our store bags are disposable!“. This is a great example of a company proclaiming to “go green” to sell products while not even bothering to find out what it actually means. Greenwashing at its best! This is what we all have to be on the lookout for as companies try to jump on the bandwagon without actually doing anything green at all. Keep your eyes wide open when choosing what to believe and where to shop!