Definition of greenwashing
: expressions of environmentalist concerns especially as a cover for products, policies, or activities
Recent Examples of greenwashing from the Web
There’s a practice called greenwashing, whereby polluting companies devote relatively minor resources to environmental causes to reap public relations windfalls.
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Origin and Etymology of greenwashing
1green (environmentalist) + brainwashing
First Known Use: 1989
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