Greenwashing: Definition & Examples


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What is greenwashing?

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1. Which of these is an example of greenwashing?

2. A company might engage in greenwashing for all of the following reasons EXCEPT which?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this short quiz and find out what you know about greenwashing. Key topics on the multiple-choice quiz include a definition of greenwashing and an example of how it's used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for the following topics:

  • Reasons companies use greenwashing
  • Comparison between greenwashing and greentailing
  • The way Coppertone engaged in greenwashing with one of its labels

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define greenwashing
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast greenwashing and greentailing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way greenwashing is used and the motives of companies who use it

Additional Learning

To keep learning about these practices, feel free to review the accompanying lesson called Greenwashing: Definition & Examples. These points will be covered:

  • Volkswagen example of greenwashing
  • Greenwashing of a cancer-causing product
  • Herbal Essences greenwashing