OK, so it’s been a while since I did one of these, but I have been gone for a month! This week’s Greenwash is courtesy of Best Buy, the electronics retailer. I was perusing the newspaper when I was visiting family and came across the Best Buy circular, which had a little section trying to sell their gift cards. “Spoil Yourself, Spare The Planet” was printed on the card, which I find to be a little odd considering that the card will probably be used to buy disposable/soon to be obsolete electronics that will be eventually be found in a landfill near you. That doesn’t exactly add up to “sparing” the earth, does it?
Sure, the cards are made from recycled materials – which they should be. But there is nothing “green” about spoiling yourself at Best Buy, sorry. We all buy new electronics, and we should realize there is nothing green about doing so, but shame on Best Buy for this greenwashing attempt.