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Greenwashing

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Source: TH

 

Greenwashing refers to the deceptive practice of making misleading or unsubstantiated claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, or company in order to appear more environmentally friendly than they actually are.

Delta Air Lines, which claimed to be the world’s first carbon-neutral airline, is facing a lawsuit alleging false advertising. The lawsuit accuses Delta of misleading customers with its sustainability pledges, particularly its use of carbon offsetting to balance out its carbon emissions.

sage: This case can be quoted as an example of greenwashing in Environment/Economy questions.