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Waste to energy: Green or greenwash?

A visit to a modern waste-to-energy plant shows they are far cleaner than older incinerators and an alternative to landfills, but shouldn't displace efforts to increase recycling.

By October 21, 2011


Will social networking stop greenwashers?

Web 2.0 tools can give street cred to products marketed as "green." But few digital resources are available for the palm of the hand.

By April 14, 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 April 4, 2008


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 January 22, 2008


Sony announces greenwashed Vaio laptops

The latest Graphic Splash editions of the Sony Vaio FZ feature an eco-friendly theme.

By November 9, 2007


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 March 20, 2013


Fujitsu laptop shuns bamboo, goes with cedar

The latest wood-grass trend is already being bucked.

By April 11, 2008


Office Depot trying to demystify green, recycling

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

By April 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 January 5, 2009


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 November 30, 2007