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Don't like greenwashing? Ask for standards

Green marketing is on overdrive. But there is growing concern that inflated claims will turn off consumers.

By Jan. 22, 2008


Bamboo a big tool for greenwashing, says noted designer

Some bamboo is grown in a sustainable way. Other people treat it with formaldehyde. Kelly LaPlante has other green remodeling tips too.

By Apr. 4, 2008


BP accused of rewriting environmental record on Wikipedia

A British Petroleum representative allegedly rewrote 44 percent of the oil giant's Wikipedia page, including the environmental sections. Some Wikipedia editors are crying foul.

By Mar. 20, 2013


Fujitsu laptop shuns bamboo, goes with cedar

The latest wood-grass trend is already being bucked.

By Apr. 11, 2008


Office Depot trying to demystify green, recycling

Confused on what constitutes a green product? You're not the only one.

By Apr. 9, 2008


Survey: 'Green' tag should be banished

Lake Superior State University poll reflects annoyance with excessive green labeling. To improve the picture, ask for standards and more disclosure from business.

By Jan. 5, 2009


Facebook enlists in pro-green coalition

The social network's membership in the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign puts it alongside Cisco, Microsoft, and Intel.

By Nov. 4, 2010


Googling clean energy: Green tech week in review

Google's ponies up for renewables; sucking up CO2 for baking soda; corn ethanol doubts multiply; 'ocean fertilization' draws fire; and the EPA to weigh in on 'greenwashing.'

By Nov. 30, 2007


Rushing to paint printers green

Despite some progress, printer and ink companies have a long way to go to make their products more sustainable.

By Nov. 19, 2007


Many 'green' products don't quite weigh up, study finds

Environmental marketer checks out retail products and identifies six sins of "greenwashing," or overinflating a product's environmental features.

By Nov. 19, 2007