Tuesday, April 26, 2005

US Companys Exposed as Green Frauds for Fooling Public

A Green life report due out this week is set to expose the US top ten worst offenders for appearing environmentally concerned but their performance contradicts their high-profile marketing campaigns - also known as 'greenwashing'.

At #1 is the Ford Motor Co., manufacturers of the Escape Hybrid, made at their eco-friendly River Rouge factory. The reality is that hybrids make up less than half a percent of Fords annual sales and the gas-guzzling F-150 is made at River Rouge.

Next is BP with their "beyond petroleum" marketing campaign. The company sells solar panels which may save 0.5m tonnes of CO2 emissions over their lifetime, while 1,298m tonnes of CO2 will be produced thanks to their fossil fuel products.


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