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The Greenwash Brigade wraps: What's changed in three years?

Aug 23, 2010
Almost three years ago, Marketplace launched the Greenwash Brigade to explore the evolving green marketplace through the commentary of experts in...
Posted In: certifications, greenwash, marketing
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100% recyclable... bath tissue? Yuck.

Jul 27, 2010
A Minnesota colleague of mine, Cindy Ojczyk, sent me a tip on some bath tissue she'd spied that was labeled "100% Recyclable."...
Posted In: recyclable
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"Certified Naturally Grown." Really?

Jul 18, 2010
Yesterday, I visited Minneapolis' Mill City Farmers Market. As I wandered around, I noticed Burning River Farm had "certified naturally grown" o...
Posted In: natural certification organic
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Kill baby kill: BP's "energy mix" won't clean this bird

May 27, 2010
(photo: NewsHour via Flickr) Beyond Petroleum? Beyond Penny Wise, Pound Foolish Beyond Pick up the Tab Beyond Pigs Might Fly BP, since its p...
Posted In: BP, Oil
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Happy Earth Day

Apr 22, 2010
No greenwash posts today. While it's easy to be cynical about the slow pace of environmental progress and the prevalence of greenwash, an article...
Posted In: Earth Day
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The noisiest chip bag ever made - Sun Chips in your garden

Apr 15, 2010
The big story this year in sustainable packaging is about Frito Lay's ® Sun Chips 100% compostable bag (and I mean 100% - compared to what? 20% ...
Posted In: behavior, compost, marketing, Sun Chips
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Found on my desk: a greenwashing overview from a new magazine

Apr 6, 2010
There's a somewhat new school at the University of Minnesota: the Institute on the Environment (IonE). They're publishing a magazine, Momentum,...
Posted In: greenwash
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The bold look of Kohler's double-speak

Apr 5, 2010
Now here's a double-speak that made me do a double-take: Apparently, depending on which magazine you're reading, Kohler plumbing fixture ads have...
Posted In: Kohler, water efficiency
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Is the Energy Star critique throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Mar 28, 2010
You heard the news about the GAO report on Energy Star. (Scroll down to March 5.)...
Posted In: Energy Star
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Another "natural choice," this one from Hormel

Mar 12, 2010
I'm the Brigadier who doesn't have a TV, so I'm always tromping around online to find the commercials we comment on. This week, however, I found...
Posted In: compost, CSR, Hormel, natural

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The Greenwash Brigade wraps: What's changed in three years?

Aug 23, 2010
Almost three years ago, Marketplace launched the Greenwash Brigade to explore the evolving green marketplace through the commentary of experts in...
Posted In: certifications, greenwash, marketing
4

100% recyclable... bath tissue? Yuck.

Jul 27, 2010
A Minnesota colleague of mine, Cindy Ojczyk, sent me a tip on some bath tissue she'd spied that was labeled "100% Recyclable."...
Posted In: recyclable

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What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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