Greenwash



/ˈɡriːnˌwɒʃ/
noun
1.
a superficial or insincere display of concern for the environment that is shown by an organization
noun

the practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs to deflect attention from an organization’s environmentally unfriendly or less savory activities; also called greenwashing
Examples

Many large industries are using greenwashing techniques to sell themselves these days.
Word Origin

green ‘environmentally friendly’ + (white)wash ‘conceal flaws’

noun

The practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs to deflect attention from an organization’s environmentally unfriendly or less savory activities: using greenwashing techniques to sell themselves

[green, ”environmentally friendly,” and (white)wash, ”conceal flaws”]

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