I love writing about greenwashing, but I really really hate the fact that its happening in the Philippines. Been doing this since 2009 and not much progress, I guess. Ecolabeling is purely voluntary but greenwashing is rampant everywhere, it makes me cringe. I wish I could do something about it in my own little way which is to inform consumers, but my personal resources are so limited.
I would just like to highlight the fact that this sticker’s claim that it is environment-friendly is a blatant lie. Upon examination of the refrigerating equipment nameplate, the refrigerant used is HFC-134a, a climate damaging hydrofluorocarbon with global warming potential that is 1,300 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The ozone depletion potential may have been addressed but this equipment is causing Global Warming!
What could be the coldest greenwash, I will encounter soon?