It Has Become Increasingly Popular To Label Products As "Green" Or "Earth Friendly". Why Might Such Terms Be Misleading?
I would say it is somewhat misleading because even if the product was made in the cleanest way possible there are still the diesel and gasoline used to transport the materials to the retailers as well as the waste of the containers which will probably be thrown away and end up in a landfill.
I love this question. There is always a tradeoff. Where I work, we are promoting digital newsletters. "Go Green!" we put in all our advertising. "Save energy! Save trees!" Well, you're using plenty of energy by reading online, and then when computers have to be disposed of, that junks up the environment, too. I think it's very misleading to say you're "going green" when in fact we do very little to protect the environment. I'm eager to see what others have to say on this topic. Thanks for asking it!